GARLAND -- The horrible event that unfolded in Orlando overnight is deadlier than Columbine, Virginia Tech, the Fort Hood shootings, and more. The Orlando nightclub shooting is the single most deadly mass shooting in United States history.
But could this have happened in North Texas? The answer is yes. And it almost did a year ago in Garland if not for a little luck and some heroic actions taken by a Garland police officer.
It was just over a year ago, in may of 2015, during that infamous "Draw the Prophet" event when two heavily armed terrorists showed up outside and opened fire. The gunmen were both shot and killed by a Garland police officer. Only one other person was injured.
Well, last month that officer, Gregory Stevens, was given a national Medal of Valor from President Obama.
The same medal that will likely be awarded to some of the officers who took down the terrorist Sunday morning and put a stop the deadliest mass shooting in this country's history.