A lot has been happening for a while especially this past week. I am posting here what I shared this morning on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
Wow! The article by @timesfreepress about Tim amazed us. http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/politics/state/story/2017/jan/12/navy-officer-who-shot-chattanoogattacker-lead/407097/
A friend alerted us to it this morning and it generously covered so many details --- the most important of which to us it giving glory to God. 🙏🇺🇸
Here are some quotes from the article by reporter Andy Sher:
In a Times Free Press interview later on Wednesday, White said "it was obvious that it was the police that fatally wounded Abdulazeez. But he was also hit on his right side, and I'm the only person who had that aspect of him as he was running from his car to the front of the reserve center.
"He was hit on his shoulder and on his hip, and we think about three times. I fired six shots and at least three of the shots hit him," White added.
Earlier, the Navy commander, who arrived at the Capitol with his wife, Franicia, and the couple's seven children, displayed a different side of who he is. A devout Christian.
"Please join with me in prayer," he asked lawmakers. "Praise the Lord. Praise, oh servants of the Lord. Praise the name of the Lord. Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time forth and forever more."
"Teach us to depend upon you and make us to be that precious, valuable, faithful servant. Father be gracious to us and bless us and make your face to shine upon us, that your way may be made known on earth, your saving power among all nations."
Lawmakers gave White another standing ovation when he finished.
The July 16, 2015, shooting in Chattanooga forced a national conversation about protecting federal and state military installations. Personal weapons are generally not permitted.
As a result of the attack, Tennessee and a number of other states now allow members of the National Guard to carry personal weapons provided they have a state-issued handgun permit.
In White's case, there was a debate about whether he should have had a personal firearm. But there is a provision that lets the decision be made by the "commanding officer."
Navy officials have taken no action against White, but the officer and U.S. Naval Academy graduate said "it's not necessarily resolved. They haven't done anything, but they haven't said nothing is going to happen. What they've said is they are waiting for the FBI investigation to be closed and then they'll take action as necessary."