Kimberly Munley is the civilian police officer arriving first on the scene of the Fort Hood shootings. Reports this morning are that she shot Nidal Malik Hasan 4 times. See NEW update 11-07-09 below:
Thursday evening from the hospital, Munley was able to make phone calls. She is 34 years old and has a 3-year-old daughter.
Lt. General Robert Cone praised Sgt. Kimberly Munley's rapid response:
It was an amazing and an aggressive performance by this police officer," Cone said.
Cone said Munley's aggressive response training taught her that "if you act aggressively to take out a shooter you will have less fatalities."
"She walked up and engaged him," he said. He praised her as "one of our most impressive young police officers."