School officer who shot school gunman gets ovation at graduation
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Officer Mark Dallas was hailed a hero for shooting and arresting a gunman at an Illinois high school last week

Associated Press

DIXON, Ill. — A school resource officer who was hailed a hero for shooting and arresting a gunman at a northern Illinois high school received a standing ovation as he led students into their graduation ceremony.

Officer Mark Dallas' 18-year-old son, Josh, was among the Dixon High School students forced to run for their lives during the shooting Wednesday.

Officer Mark Dallas is honored during graduation ceremonies Sunday, May 20, 2018 at Dixon High School. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune via AP)
Officer Mark Dallas is honored during graduation ceremonies Sunday, May 20, 2018 at Dixon High School. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune via AP)

On Sunday, Sauk Valley Media reports Josh said his father "took the whole school under his wing," calling him "everyone's father, savior and protector."

No one besides the alleged gunman was injured.


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Comments:
Ive' been in law enforcement since 1974 both as an officer and a dispatcher. I took a dispatch job at a very large school district and I must say...I have a new found respect for these officers. God bless you Officer Mark Dallas. Stay safe my brothers and sisters in Blue!!
Posted by Linda at 5/25/2018 6:50:30 AM

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