A reporter shot some video footage, looking down a large hallway, inside the Canadian Parliament Complex, today, as multiple shots by a gunman (gunmen?) were being fired. In fact, as the sound of the shots ring out it is apparent that the person stops holding the camera for the correct framing and ducks for cover behind a wall. It is compelling video.
I was impressed—as I was watching this footage on the news—by the law enforcement officers, with guns drawn, running down the hallway toward the sound of the shooting. Most people would, wisely, be running away from the sound of the gun play. These folks were running toward the sound of the gun play. Oh, I realize they are trained to do this and it is their job, however, it is still a remarkable action.
I felt thankful, once again, for the tremendous men and women who respond on behalf of the safety of others during these types of emergency crises.