Fort Hood shooting first responders laid off due to budget cuts

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates visiting Kimberly Munley in November 2009, shortly after the Fort Hood shooting.


By Published: August 8, 2011

Two police officers hailed as heroes for their roles stopping a gunman who killed 13 people at Fort Hood two years ago have both lost their jobs to military budget cuts, the Austin American-Statesman has reported.

Kimberly Munley, who was shot three times during the incident, and Mark Todd have left Fort Hood as civilian police officers are replaced by military police, the newspaper reported.

After the 2009 shooting, both officers attended the State of the Union address at the invitation of President Barack Obama and were named National Law Enforcement Officers of the Year by the American Police Hall of Fame.

Read 'Officers who responded to 2009 Fort Hood shootings, hailed as heroes, losing their jobs' by the Austin American-Statesman.