First responders in Fort Hood massacre losing jobs

August 8, 2011 5:29:03 AM PDT
Two civilian police officers credited as the first responders in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting massacre are losing their jobs as part of military budget cuts.

The Austin American-Statesman reports Monday that officials on the Central Texas post say Kimberly Munley and Mark Todd are among officers hired year-to-year who will not have their employment renewed.

Todd and Munley were the first law enforcement officers to arrive at a busy medical processing center after a gunman killed 13 people and wounded more than 30 others. Maj. Nidal Hasan is charge in the shooting. He faces the death penalty.

According to pretrial testimony in Hasan's case, Todd fired the shots that paralyzed the Army psychiatrist. Munley testified that her gun malfunctioned and that she was shot three times.

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