Security guard Jeanne Assam is sort of the woman of the moment, after she saved potentially hundreds of lives by shooting the crazy church killer of Colorado Springs when he tried to enter her church, the Ted Haggard-founded New Life megachurch. Assam works for Messengers International, some sort of inspirational Evangelical group, and works part-time as a security guard after a past life wherein she was fired from the Minneapolis Police Department for cursing out a city bus driver and lying about it. Apparently the gunman, Matthew Murray — a 24-year-old misanthrope reared in a deeply-religious family — had a bigger gun, but Assam had God on her side, and you almost have to believe that part because she was on the third day of a religious fast, which is to say, well past the point on a diet at which most people are begging someone to shoot them.
Anyway, congratulations Jeanne Assam, you spared a lot of carnage and came out looking pretty badass. And also, pretty pretty. If only this world had so many cool heads. Just for your heroism I'm not going to be a dick about your pastor homoritus or anyone else in that theocrazy state of yours or anything else like that today.
'Hero' Hired As Cop Finds God [ABC News]