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A Salute to the Campus Police

The Tech praises our brave Campus Police officers, who unhesitatingly saved the life of Elizabeth H. Shin ’02, and safeguarded other residents, during the fire at Random Hall Monday night.

We especially recognize Officer Sean C. Munnelly, who pulled Shin from the fire, and we salute the six other officers who sustained injuries as a result of their actions -- Officers John W. Carr, Clarence A. Henniger, Kevin P. Kirchdorfer, Donald P. Miller, Ronald B. Ward, and Joseph S. West.

Incidents such as Monday’s fire remind us of the potential danger faced every day by the Campus Police and other public-safety officers. In defiance of that danger, these officers selflessly, and often thanklessly, ensure our safety and protection. Monday’s actions by the Campus Police are an exemplary demonstration of their valor.

The Tech surely speaks for the entire MIT community in lauding the Campus Police for their courageous efforts Monday night.