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Sheriff: Cop who killed Kansas gunman a 'tremendous hero'
Tragedy could have been worse if not for officer's action
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This booking photo released Friday by the Harvey County Sheriff's Office shows Cedric Ford. Authorities say, Ford, 38, who stormed into a Kansas factory on Thursday where he worked and shot several people, had just been served with a protective order that probably triggered the attack. - photo by Associated Press
HESSTON, Kan. — A man who stormed into a Kansas factory and shot 14 people, killing three, had just been served with a protective order involving a former girlfriend that probably set off the attack, authorities said Friday. The assault at the Excel Industries lawnmower-parts plant in the small town of Hesston ended when the police chief killed the gunman in a shootout. Harvey County Sheriff T. Walton described the officer as a "tremendous hero" because 200 or 300 people were still in the factory and the "shooter wasn't done by any means."
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