Today, Congressman Mike Turner (OH-10) asked Wright-Patterson Installation Commander Col. Thomas Sherman for a briefing to learn what led to the active shooter false alarm and an assessment of lessons learned from the response.
“Our local first responders were tremendous yesterday,” said Congressman Turner. “They were on the scene immediately to assist when they were called. However, there are still a lot questions left unanswered and I would like to know how this happened and how we can better respond in the future. I look forward to Col. Sherman being able to brief me and the local responders who have mutual aid agreements with the base.”
“As a community we had a presumed actual incident. We are now in a position to accurately evaluate our community’s and Wright-Patt’s response to determine lessons learned and ways to enhance our overall security response,” Turner added.
Congressman Turner has been instrumental in directing federal dollars for security and safety enhancements at WPAFB—including over $10 million for a new gateway that is currently under construction.