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Sinclair Police Officers Recognized for Bravery and Life-Saving Efforts

The Sinclair Community College Board of Trustees recognized two officers from the Sinclair Police Department for their heroism in responding to the Oregon District mass shooting on August 4, 2019.

Officer Thomas McMurty, now retired, and Officer Karen Moore each received a special Oregon District Commemorative Pin to thank them for rendering aid to the victims and assisting Dayton Police following the mass shooting that left nine people dead and 27 wounded.  

At approximately 1:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 4, 2019, Officers McMurty and Moore responded to a call for immediate assistance from the Dayton Police Department on reports of an active shooter in the Oregon District.  Both Sinclair officers arrived within four minutes and assisted in lifesaving efforts for the victims, securing the scene, and identifying witnesses.

“At the height of this horrific event, these officers ran toward the danger to protect human life and assist in any way they could and for that, we are eternally grateful,” Sinclair Community College President Dr. Steve Johnson said.  

Officer McMurty retired from the Sinclair Police Department on July 3, 2020, after spending over 14 years on the force.   Officer Moore has been with the Sinclair Police Department for over three years.

The commemorative pin was created by the Dayton Police Department to recognize and thank the agencies and individuals that provided assistance.  The officers were recognized at the September 15, 2020 meeting of the Sinclair Community College Board of Trustees.

Photo (L to R) - Sinclair Community College President Dr. Steve Johnson, retired Sinclair Police Officer Thomas McMurty, Sinclair Police Officer Karen Moore, Sinclair Community College Board of Trustees Chairman Dan Sadlier

September 18, 2020