Never Expect To Be So Lucky: Officer Alan Horujko
According to witnesses, Ohio State University police officer Alan Horujko confronted and killed “we’ve-seen-this-before” Somali derivative Abdul Razuk Ali Artan one minute after the start of the jihadist’s car and knife attack that wounded eleven on Monday, 28 November.
Officer Horujko’s speedy response and exemplary incapacitation of Artan was, however, a total coincidence since Horujko was not near the incident as a precaution against crime or Islamic violence, but responding to complaints of a gas leak at an adjacent building.
Anyone who has attended a major university knows there is near zero visible law enforcement presence on campus, despite large institutions of higher learning having sizable and capable police departments.
Officer Horujko’s quick reaction to Artan’s impulsive and, thankfully, poorly-executed attack is commendable but accidental by virtue of his chance proximity.
The idea of a police officer being one minute from the scene of a premeditated mass casualty event is, therefore, wishful thinking and not something to expect in future attacks as it has not been a standard in previous attacks.
We are all responsible for our own protection, whether we choose or refuse to be trained and armed.*
* It is likely, following Artan’s Islamic violence against the Ohio State student body, numbers of armed students in violation of the university’s gun ban policy has doubled, if not tripled.