It's Not Her First Time as 'Hero'

Munley saved a fellow officer while a cop in NC
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 7, 2009 2:38 PM CST
A photo of Sgt. Kimberly Munley from her Twitter page.   (AP Photo/via Sgt. Munley's Twitter page)
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(Newser) – Kimberly Munley is being hailed as a hero for bringing down the Fort Hood shooter while taking three bullets herself, and her former partner isn't a bit surprised. Shaun Appler, who worked with her years ago in North Carolina, tells the Austin American-Statesman that he began calling her "Mighty Mouse" after she leaped through the air to free him from an assailant choking him and trying to grab his gun.

"She saved my life that night," Appler says. "When I found out the female officer at Fort Hood was Kim, I wasn't surprised. Kim not only has the training, I know she was mentally prepared to know what to do when you get into that situation." He spoke to her by phone yesterday. "She is in good spirits, although she is obviously saddled with the loss of life that occurred there."