Lessons From the Holocaust Museum Shooting

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The tragedy at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum was a painful reminder that private security officers often are our first line of defense and that these modestly paid men and women risk their lives to keep us safe ["Grief, Shock After a 'Gentle Giant' Loses His Life in the Line of Duty," news story, June 11]. As we mourn Stephen T. Johns, we can honor his memory by raising security industry standards.

It's in everyone's best interest to ensure that security officers are well prepared to handle emergencies and are treated with the respect they deserve for their brave service.


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