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SEC Honors Nashville Police Who Stopped Covenant School Shooter

Four members of the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department were honored during Inauguration Day on Monday. Southeastern Conference media days For his “immediate and courageous” response to the March 27 shooting at Covenant School in which three students and three adults were killed.

Commissioner Greg Sankey welcomed the fourth of the five members to the stage. Law enforcement who was “engaged” to the shooter, who was eventually shot.

SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey speaks during Day 1 of the 2023 SEC Media Day at the Grand Hyatt Nashville on July 17, 2023 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Johnny Izquierdo/Getty Images)

“We mourned. With Nashville As we watched the horrific mass shooting at Covent School on our television screens in March, the loss of six innocent lives, both children and adults, will not be forgotten,” Sankey said.

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“The leaders of today and the leaders of tomorrow were killed with indifference in the violence of one individual.”

He continued, “We know that day, March 27th, could have been much worse had it not been for the swift and courageous action taken by members of the Nashville Metropolitan Police Department.”

SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey respects law enforcement.

SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey, right, recognizes members of the Metro Nashville Police Department who responded to the fatal mass shooting at Covenant School on Broadway, Monday, July 17, 2023, at the Nashville Grand Hyatt during the 2023 SEC Football Kickoff Media Days. responded to the firing. , left to right, Det. Michael Collazo, Det. Zachary Pleas, Sgt. Jeff Mathes and Det. Ryan Cagle. A fifth officer involved in the incident, Officer Rex Engelbert, was unable to attend. (Danny Simmons/The Tennessean/USA TODAY Network)


Detective Ryan Cagle, Sgt. Jeffrey Mathis, Detective Zachary Pleas and Detective Michael Collazo received a round of applause. Sankey noted that he would also be honored as a guest. 2024 SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament.

“Words and gestures are one thing, but they truly do not express our appreciation for the service, leadership and commitment of the dedicated individuals who serve to help, support and respond to emergencies in our communities.”

A memorial at the entrance to Covent School

A woman wipes away tears as she walks to a memorial at the entrance of The Covenant School, Wednesday, March 29, 2023, in Nashville, Tennessee. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

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An armed shooter entered a private Christian grade school in Tennessee on March 27 armed with two “assault-type rifles” and a handgun, police said at the time.

The shooter, a Nashville resident who identified as a transgender woman, was stopped by police officers on the second floor.

Fox News’ Anders Hagstrom and Louis Cassiano contributed to this report.

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