Great American Hero Who Saved Hundreds of Lives at Garland Texas Free Speech Muhammad Event Named

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Jurors at the trial of the third jihadi accused of helping plan an attack on a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas were shown evidence Thursday found in the aftermath of the gunfire, including two ISIS flags.

Other items recovered from the scene of the May 3 attack in Garland, Texas, included three assault rifles, three pistols, bulletproof vests, a large supply of ammunition and a book titled, “Fortress of the Muslim.” 

But the most significant piece of information to come out of the trial today was the name of the Texas hero who saved hundreds of lives: Garland Officer Gregory Stevens. The  Dallas Morning News editorial board almost named Stevens Texan of the Year, but the left-wingers didn’t. Of course.

The Dallas Morning News remembered May 3, 2015, the day of jihad attack on our free speech event in Garland, as “anything other than another sleepy Sunday, if we remember it at all.” The first ISIS attack on American soil, and the Dallas News barely remembers it at all.

“For 10 months, we knew Garland cop was a terror-fighting hero; now we finally know his name,”
Mike Hashimoto, Dallas Morning News, February 18, 2016:

Not many of us remember May 3, 2015, as anything other than another sleepy Sunday, if we remember it at all.

It could have been a much different day. It could have been a day terrorism finally came to North Texas on a large and incomprehensible scale.

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That didn’t happen because a lone Garland police officer — today’s embodiment of “One Riot One Ranger” — took down two heavily armed terrorists with his service Glock.

Just like that.

That Sunday didn’t end the way Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi had envisioned, with the mass murder of innocent people for the perceived offense of insulting their prophet. Instead, their lives were the only ones that ended that day, in the parking lot of Garland’s Curtis Culwell Center. Despite assault-style rifles, body armor and who-knows-what-other terror tools, their charge on a Muhammad cartoon contest didn’t make it to the front door.

In all the months that have followed, we have never known the name of the brave officer who saved so many lives. Understandably, given the information they had, Garland police had concerns for his safety and did not want to identify him.

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That changed Wednesday, in a federal courtroom in Phoenix. Garland Officer Gregory Stevens was one of the first witnesses in the trial against Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem, accused of helping plan the May 3 attack and supporting the Islamic State. Kareem is believed to be the first person tried in the U.S.on ISIS-related charges.

Stevens was part of the security detail that day protecting Pamela Geller’s provocative contest. You don’t have to agree with the Geller message — free speech, she says — to understand her right to express it and for all of her 200 guests to survive doing so.

Stevens and Bruce Joiner, an unarmed Garland ISD security officer, were the first to confront Simpson and Soofi. Joiner said he won’t forget the huge grin on Simpson’s face just before the shooting started.

“I have never experienced anything like that before,” Joiner told jurors Wednesday. He survived a gunshot to the ankle.

The officers used their car to block an advancing Simpson and Soofi, who got out of their vehicle and started firing. What happened next, Stevens testified, wasn’t especially complicated: “My training kicked in, and I did what I was trained to do.”

SWAT officers, responding to the gunfire, rushed up to finish the job.

Kevin Lawrence is the executive director of the Texas Municipal Police Association, which represents most of Garland’s officers. Shortly after the terror attack was averted, he said what a lot of people, police and civilian alike, were thinking:

“That’s superhuman right there,” Lawrence said. “Think about the stress, the level of adrenaline pumping through your veins in a situation like that — one officer with a pistol against two guys who are armed to the gills with evil in their hearts.”

We didn’t know it at the time, but our editorial board named Stevens one of the finalists for Dallas Morning News Texan of the Year. In December, we didn’t know his identity, so we wrote:

We do know that he’s a veteran of many years, married with children and most recently assigned to the traffic division. We suspect he’s the type who would scoff at “superhuman” and simply argue that he was just doing his job. In a year when good police officers have soldiered on amid broad-brush criticisms of their profession when some fall short, this officer stands in for the great majority.

We hope he can accept the appreciation so many of us hold for lifesaving skill and commitment. In that light, including him among our Texan of the Year finalists seems the least we could do.

And now we can put a name with the heroism. And properly thank Stevens for all he’s done.

  • Steven Sadler

    Good job, Officer!
    That’s how TEXANS do it!

  • Mahou Shoujo

    Thank you, Officer Gregory Stevens.

  • Bradley Lexvold

    Thank you, Gregory Stevens! I’ve always felt guilty about someone else being in the line of fire for an action I decided to take. I drew cartoons and I went to that event knowing trouble was coming, then or at a future time. All I can currently provide in thanks is my prayers for you and your families and fellow officers future protection. Brad

    • joe1429

      thanks for going!

  • Dan Warren

    These muslims are the real untermensch….in fact, they look more like monkeys.

    • Mahou Shoujo

      Muslims are subhuman, mentally and physically, generations of inbreeding and frequent, five times a day, head banging sessions with the floor.

      • roger

        I wonder if governments will legislate against feelings of revulsion when we look at their photos and make it a criminal offense if a bad taste rises into the bottom of the mouth when thinking about them generally.

        • Mahou Shoujo

          The liberal socialists will try, fortunately there are enough people with functioning brains to ridicule them.

          • roger

            Or worse, what if they make us marry them, kind of affirmative action thing.

          • Mahou Shoujo

            Marrying a vacuous democrat will possibly improve the strain, in a few generations. Otherwise it will inbreed itself into islam, which it clearly is doing.

      • Honkingeese Watchgoose lll

        Yes! It’s measurable, the results of 1st cousin marriage and effect on IQ and is a well known syndrome in Pakistan ( and anywhere else the muslim nests )

        Personally I think it’s possible to hear the backwardness in the way they keep repeating ” ULLLLL-LORE….HWOKBORE” like turkeys gobbling in those videos where they’ve blown themselves up or made a mistake with the mortar and all the remaining jihadis start “hWok Boring”
        It’s like a bird call…..ULLA Wok Bore gobble

        ULL-LORE , gobble gobble gobble, HWOK BORE
        and they kinda get it down to LA WOGBAH…..LA WOGBAH…GOBBLE GOBBLE…LAWOGBAAAH….GOBBLE

        • Mahou Shoujo

          Genetics is not mentioned in the qur’an, so it does not exist. Tribal cult like islam degenerate from inbreeding and total lack of mental stimulation as thinking is violently punished, with the result being a society not unlike capons.

          • Honkingeese Watchgoose lll

            I bet there’s a fair bit Allah forgot to mention when it came to the sciences, you’d think he might have tipped off his ‘most beloved of allah” people about inbreeding!
            He probably could have mentioned a spherical earth too, apparently the final word of God is on a par with a Terry Pratchett novel.

          • Mahou Shoujo

            Muslims are so arrogantly ignorant that they believe that they are right, everyone else is wrong, and that they are allowed to murder anyone who disagrees with their demon.

          • Honkingeese Watchgoose lll

            You’re exactly right Mahou, and how could we ever find compromise or common ground with someone of that mindset?

            It’s outrageous that Western governments seem unable to grasp the obnoxious supremacism of islam, superiority even in the face of so much evidence to the contrary…. There’s that quote getting about from some mufti or another who declared a movie offensive to islam because it showed the earth as a sphere when everyone knows the earth is flat cos it says so in the koran and allah always tells the truth! I don’t know if it’s true, but I want to be!
            The facts are insulting to our fairytale … the offensive law of gravity etc etc. Ha ha ha

          • Mahou Shoujo

            Muslims are arrogant, ignorant, self centred, belligerent and outright stupid, they have much in common with progressive liberal socialists, and democrats. They are convinced that they are right, and it is their place in life to force others to submit to their inferior mentality. Resistance is successful, useful, necessary and fun. The more one learns about islam, the more ridiculous it becomes, in addition to being ludicrous, obscene and outright stupid.

        • roger

          I really understand that last part !

          • Honkingeese Watchgoose lll

            Sorry Roger, I guess it’s an avian thing, when I hear something that sounds like the mating call of the Lesser Crested Goose Buggerer Turkey it sends a chill down to my quills and I go all funny. gobble ahu ackbah.

          • roger

            Cool !

    • MikeyParks

      You’re being totally unfair – to monkeys.

    • Fred

      That’s insulting monkeys; they are more civilized

    • Honkingeese Watchgoose lll

      They’re always so ugly, I often wonder if it’s one of the driving factors in them seeking refuge ( but finding refuse ) in a violent hateful religion that fosters that resentful victim thing.

    • IzlamIsTyranny

      I vaguely recall mohammud citing the behavior of monkeys (i.e. in supposedly stoning adulterers to death) in support of stoning as a punishment — as if monkeys should be the model for human behavior. It might have been in an ahadith.

      • Honkingeese Watchgoose lll

        Well the ones in Europe seem to be following the toiletry habits of monkeys, crapping on the railway platforms in full view of everyone, so some of them have got that bit down. But for the most part I think the leap required is too much for them to rise to the lofty standards of simians.

  • itchy

    Need this guy to run for President. You are saluted Sir “Patriot of America”

  • Budvarakbar

    He will now have to go into hiding / witness protection program / protective custody — hook up with Zimmerman and the cop from Furgusson

    • roger

      Sooner or later it will take a large part of the US national budget to protect the growing number of persons that speak against an unmentionable doctrine, who need protection from the people that follow this same Ism , that the government says is peaceful.
      Got that sorted.

      • IzlamIsTyranny

        But is the US government and law enforcement going to “protect” these people? Or imprison them? The persecution of Christians by muslums in Dearbornistan makes me lean towards the latter.

        • roger

          There will be individual officers that will stand for what’s right and their are those that will convert or submit and there will be those that will cut off our heads in order to please their masters.

  • John Jakob

    Cartoons are especially inspired by stupidity , arrogance and hypocrisy . How could you not be inspired by Muslims , to draw a cartoon . Inviting Muslims into our countries does not just cost us billions to support them , but think of all the extra costs for security , the constant challenges to our laws , lodging criminals in jail , the cost of parallel services of everything just for them , their way , our Health Care systems , etc etc , and all the while ignoring the disenfranchised citizens in our own countries .How can anyone not realize this is so wrong !

    • stormykitteh

      Wouldn’t it be something if Americans would elect a POTUS who loves America and Americans as much as Bibi loves Israel and Israelis? Long overdue.

      • Honkingeese Watchgoose lll

        If only!

    • Honkingeese Watchgoose lll

      You sure said a mouthful John! How indeed? It’s the most infuriating aspect of the whole travesty.
      They have no special skills or talents, ( well, apart from the way they MANUFACTURE division and strife and CREATE disharmony )
      There is no culture that offers less and costs more to go through all the rigmarole of trying and failing to integrate and assimilate.

      Imagine how much further ahead the world would be if muslims never existed.

  • IzlamIsTyranny

    Another fun-filled story of muslum persecution of Christians in Pakistain:
    police threaten to arrest Christian family if they don’t return their kidnapped daughter to her muslum kidnappers:

    http://www.christianpost.com/news/christian-family-pakistan-police-threaten-arrest-daughter-not-returned-muslim-abductor-157452/

    • Ichabod Crain

      That was so outrageous! When the feminist read that, they are going to scream bloody murder… oh, I forgot, they aren’t interested in the lives of persecuted Christian women.

      • IzlamIsTyranny

        To be fair, the Pakistaini police are probably “moderate” muslums — after all they didn’t kill all the Christian family members yet, they gave them a chance to do the islamically “right” thing and return the kafir al najjis slave to its rightful muslum owners.

  • Lia

    Thank you, Officer Stevens! You saved lives against an evil enemy.

  • noreligon

    Thank You Officer Gregory Stevens your always welcome in my home.

  • knight
  • Drew the Infidel

    Such a reaction from the Dallas Morning News is predictable. All the major newspapers in TX and even the obscure ones have become leftist rags. All the public wants is stories that report the news in a factual manner with a sense of perspective but all we get, even on a national level, is state-run propaganda.

  • joker

    Mr. Gregory Stevens should be on leave with a well balanced bank account. In order to say thanks. A hero!

  • atl slayer

    Thank you officer Stevens for protecting innocent lives (and also our freedom of speech) the actual meaning of law enforcement,, “just doing its job” :)

  • Nat’s daughter

    Job well done Officer. Sure wish he’d have been invited to OUR White House instead of the vermin obama welcomes in. That being said, thank you to Officer Stevens for saving the lives of true Americans. He is a hero and I don’t use that word lightly. Be careful out there.

  • PrayinforGreg

    It is a crying shame that the “feds” have made this Hero’s name public; which will further endanger him and his family to harm from inbred scum.
    And some liberal fool in the State Legislature in Oregon has got a bill started to keep the Oregon State Police shooter of Patriot Lavoy Finicum secret. Feds are cowards, and care nothing about their oath of office.
    May God protect Officer Stevens and his family with legions of angels!

    • joe1429

      obama admin mo to telegraph all info… to the enemy.. that is why they give pull out dates and describe in detail to the enemy… our military ops

    • Lonnie Robinson

      I was thinking the same thing about his identity becoming public. And the feds are doing it on purpose hoping something might happen to the policeman or his family or both. That way in the future the next guard might be hesitant

      to do his/her job for fear of deadly reprisals.

    • Honkingeese Watchgoose lll

      He was a damn good shot from the sounds of it taking two rifle wielding hamheads with his sidearm. No pushover!

      But nonetheless, those who blabbed his name need to ensure he and his family are safe.

      While they’re at it they should recognise his bravery with a medal or two and perhaps a financial reward to show America’s appreciation for his actions.

      • No Quarter

        Money is not the issue here.

  • MyMissKitty

    Outstanding job, Officer Stevens!

  • minny-me

    I would love to have a neighbor like Officer Stevens, fantastic job Sir!

  • Dave Mc

    Very well done, Officer Stevens. I believe you’ve singlehandedly removed Texas from future muslim plotting, they will choose elsewhere to conduct their cowardly murderous acts.

    And thank you for the lesson on how best to resolve disputes with jihadis.

    • Lonnie Robinson

      Well said sir!

  • tom

    Speaking as one of the lives saved that day, I want to personally thank officer Stevens, without whose skill and bravery, I most likely would not be here to write this.

    • Lonnie Robinson

      And you’ve got cojones too! :)

  • Ron Cole

    Consider how effective a fully armed trained dedicated America would be against these cowards.
    We support and praise Law Enforcement, but they may not be there when you and yours are faced with terrorists.

  • BonniePrinceCharlie

    Thank you, Officer Stevens.

  • bandonbeachbum

    There needs to be a photo of the policeman not the terrorist.

    • Rick Smith

      Unfortunately when dealing with the Death Cult of Islam, it’s better to see the face of the Islamic Jihadists.

    • Lonnie Robinson

      Idiot, then muslims world wide would know exactly how he looks. Come on man THINK.

  • a6z

    Mr. Douglas Athas, the mayor of Garland, Tx, slighted Officer Stevens’ accomplishment when he said of the people at the event that Officer Stevens saved “their” freedom of speech. He should have said that Officer Stevens saved our freedom of speech.

    (Athas later said “Her program invited an incendiary reaction. She picked my community, which does not support in any shape, passion or form, her ideology.” Since “her ideology” in this instance is that of elementary American civics, doesn’t that unfit Athas not only from office but also from voting?)

    • Fred

      Maybe he’s related to the mayor of nyc

  • joe1429

    Thanks officer stevens!!

  • JSebastian

    Thanks for taking out the trash!

  • PatnTrucks

    I had sent my entry in (#157), had my attendance ticket, but I was ill and had to stay home. (I’m a disabled vet). I was not surprised at a muslim attack – but I knew there would be great security and I wasn’t worried. I am glad to see Officers not hesitate in protecting the lives of the attendees and the artists. I so wanted to meet Pamela, Robert and Geert! Brave people, including all the artists and officers protecting them! God Bless you ALL! You know, when we bow to islam in any way, then they will demand that YOU OBEY the next item on their agenda. REMEMBER: Muhammed HATED: ART, DOGS, MUSIC, SINGING, ALCOHOL, PORK, UNVEILED WOMEN. He called for transgressors to be PUNISHED. So who does the ”’punishing””? Well, these demented asshole muslims, that is who. Want to be ”PUNISHED”” by a dumbass third world muslim uneducated dipshit? I don’t. Second Amendment – and COLT – the GREAT EQUALIZER.

    • IzlamIsTyranny

      Thanks for your service Patn Trucks. I only wish our current government was worthy of your service.

    • Lonnie Robinson

      Amen and pass the ammunition

  • knight

    Well done, one good officer.

    Most people not taking note, terror could have taken one of your loved ones, friends or yourself. This terror is happening every day and all need to stand and fight.

    What have people lost, as this is worse than the attacks on our soil by Japan, Hitler or other, as it is within the country, not from outside.

    We could take our armed forces and fight other country soldiers in Uniform. Now we have these terrorist who do not wear uniforms, and could be the person next to you even caucasion who was converted under the school system or other.

  • Dudette DC

    HUGE admiration for this US hero (even though I suspect he will refuse to be called that) from a female in Norway. I bow to the guy.

  • IzlamIsTyranny

    Thank you Officer Stevens, I just hope you and your entire family aren’t going to have to go into the witness protection program now (although trusting the FIB to do so these days seems problematic in itself).

  • Fred

    Thank you Officer Stevens for your service.

    Thank you to our military for defending our freedom all over the world.

    Thank you to ALL law enforcement who protect us from all savages.

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