Saturday, November 07, 2009

Kim Munley Saved Life ...

... of Wrightsville Beach police investigator

by Claire Simms - November 6th, 2009 - WECT TV News (Wilmington)

Officials say Kim Munley saved countless lives by bringing an armed Major down at a shootout at Fort Hood, Texas.

The Civilian Police Officer is originally from Carolina Beach [Near Wilmington, NC].

This was not the first time she put herself on the line to save someone else.

Kim Munley's first job in law enforcement was in Wrightsville Beach.

One of Kim's former partners, Shaun Appler, a current investigator with the Wrightsville Beach Police Department says he owes her his life.

North Carolina has a new hero. Kim Munley. Though details are not totally clear, it appears this officer confronted the deranged Muslim who was killing people at Fort Hood, and despite being shot multiple times by him, courageously took him on and killed him. (Or not depending on whether you believe the press! It appears his reported demise was an error and he is in critical condition in the same hospital where Kim is also being cared for.) There is no doubt that she saved numerous lives by her courage and grit. No one should doubt that continuing to fight after being shot displays a toughness that few possess.

Another article in the New York Post has more details of what is known, and describes the chaos that Kim Munley faced as unarmed soldiers were mowed down by a heavily armed Islamic radical. You can read that article here.

It turns out that Kim is from Carolina Beach, NC, on a coastal island southwest of Hatteras. This posting is to express our great appreciation for Kim's courage.

Kim, everyone in North Carolina who also loves America is proud of you. God bless you and your family and friends. Get well soon.


At 10:38 PM, Blogger Jim said...

I beg to differ that Carolina Beach is part of the Outer Banks. Carolina Beach is about 90 miles SE of Harkers Island, which is sometimes considered to be a part of the Outer Banks of NC. It is about 130 miles SE of Ocracoke, which is part of the Outer Banks.

At 11:25 PM, Blogger Dean Stephens said...

I think you meant SW, not SE. Right? FYI, the water between Brunswick and New Hanover certainly make Carolina Beach part of an outer island chain, the North Part of which is referred to by certain Chamber of Commerces with pretentious arrogance as the Outer Banks. This whole argument is subjective and if you feel Carolina Beach is not part of the "pure" Outer Banks, you are welcome to your opinion, no matter how misguided.

At 6:33 PM, Blogger Jim said...

Nice slapdown. You are correct in saying that I should have said SW not SE. As a resident of Brunswick County should we also include Oak Island, Holden Beach & Sunset Beach as part of the Outer Banks? I agree that all of these offshore islands (banks) can be considered an "outer bank" but I believe that most people, including the CofC, would consider only the islands (banks) of the Northern part of North Carolina to be The "Outer Banks". I don't think that the Brunswick County CofC would call the "Brunswick Beaches" part of the Outer Banks.
Sorry about my "misguided" opinion.

At 11:33 PM, Blogger Dean Stephens said...

"... should we also include blah blah blah..." My answer is - I don't care. Obviously you didn't get the point. I think caring what is or is not included in a general geographic region is "misguided". If that hurt your feelings, I am sorry. Its like the lame brains that want to argue whether Greenville is or is not in the Inner Banks. It is childish to care. I obviously have to stop using such references to avoid these inane useless discussions on totally irrelevant side issues. I will try to remember that.


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