Former NC Officer Called Hero Of Fort Hood Shooting

The stepmother of the police officer who shot an Army psychiatrist suspected of opening fire on fellow soldiers says the woman's heroics are not surprising.

Wanda Barbour told The Star-News of Wilmington on Friday that Sgt. Kimberly Munley has great spirit. Barbour says she knew Munley was involved when she heard a female officer at Forth Hood had shot and wounded Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan.

Officials say Munley -- who was wounded -- ended the crisis. She was recovering Friday in stable condition.

Thirty-four-year-old Munley is the daughter of former Carolina Beach Mayor Dennis Barbour.

WECT, the NBC station in Wilmington, reports that Munley was a police officer in Wrightsville Beach from 2000 to 2002. The police department told the station that she received three letters of commendation and recognition for her performance as a Wrightsville Beach Police Officer.


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  • by James Location: OFallon, MO on Nov 25, 2009 at 03:56 PM
    Leroy, I and alot of others say she is a Hero. She stopped more loss of life. I guess you are a dirt bag like the shooter is. She put her life on the line to stop him. What do you do..let's see sit around and whine.
  • by Norma Barbour Location: California on Nov 10, 2009 at 10:31 AM
    Is Officer Munley related to me? Daddy was Richard Lin of Martin's Ferry, Ohio, now deceased. I am his oldest daughter. How to find out?
  • by Leroy Location: Wilmington on Nov 9, 2009 at 09:02 PM
    If she was a hero she would of killed him , period. He is still breathing and we have lost 14 of our servicemen and the potential to loose alot more. All the pain he cost. A hero to me would of made sure he was dead.
  • by ok vance on Nov 7, 2009 at 04:49 PM
    if you dont remember what you did, maybe you should check out the police video of yourself punching at them and resisting arrest. you probably broke your knee cap when you fell down drunk on the pavement. your watch probably got broken when you swung at an officer and hit their car instead. but just check it out, since you DONT REMEMBER where you even were. if all you did wrong was pee...was it on a cop car? was it indecent exposure? because if i saw you doing that i mightve done the same thing. no one wants to see that, man!
  • by RT Location: Gvegas on Nov 7, 2009 at 01:14 PM
    Hats off to this police officer. She represents the majority of law enforcement since the media loves to focus on the minority.
  • by Bill on Nov 7, 2009 at 05:59 AM
    A Great LE Person and acted to protect all people...you go and get'um...Retired LEO
  • by Vance on Nov 6, 2009 at 09:56 PM
    You Broke the $150watch on my wrist and cracked my left knee cap.All I did wrong was pee. I personally dont remember where I was or were.But I probably DESERVED EVERYTHING I GOT!
  • by mike on Nov 6, 2009 at 01:54 PM
    wait.... what happened to all those people who bash police officers for corrupt behavior and law enforcement is not needed.........ohhhhhh thats right its the same people who are two faced and say this woman acted brave and have faith in law enforcement. Now I am saying this as obvious sarcasm toward the people who think law enforcement is worthless and and corrupt and anything else they thing is wrong with law enforcement
  • by debra Location: kinston on Nov 6, 2009 at 01:25 PM
    Thank you Sgt Munley !! May God bless you and your family.
  • by David Location: eastern NC on Nov 6, 2009 at 12:20 PM
    Sgt Munley is a civilian Police Officer, not military.Its ironic that the military does not allow females in some combat "jobs".It wasn't that many years ago that Law Enf. was the same way. She did what she had to do and was trained to do. No telling how many more would have died if she had not stopped him. CONGRATUATIONS SGT MUNLEY! Others are alive today due to your actions.
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