As Gunman Took Aim at Dallas' Federal Courthouse, Agents ‘sprung Into Action'

When bullets shattered the routine Monday morning at the U.S. courthouse in downtown Dallas, the federal agents responsible for keeping it safe were ready."Everyone sprung into action," said Erin Dooley, public affairs officer for the U.S. attorney's office. "The veterans who work here were clear on the sounds being gunshots and made sure everyone was safe."Officers with the Federal Protective Service provide security but often crack jokes with employees at the Earle Cabell Federal Building, Dooley said. That image was transformed by Monday's shootout with the gunman, a 22-year-old Army veteran who was killed in the exchange."When that pivotal moment came, they proved they're so much more than that genial presence in the office," Dooley said. "As our employees went through the metal detector this morning, we all had a much deeper understanding of how these guys put their lives on the lines to make sure we can conduct business in safety. "We are so grateful for their service yesterday and every day."  Continue reading...

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