Our county sheriff’s department is holding a seminar on church security this weekend. They are recommending that 3-4 people from every church attend. I copied the notice to our pastor and asked if our parish was sending anyone. Haven’t heard back yet, but it’s been only a few minutes.
From today’s press conference by the various law enforcement agencies investigating Sunday’s church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, we learned that First Responders arrived at the church four minutes after the first 911 call. Four minutes – that’s 240 seconds.
Tick . . . tick . . . tick . . . tick . . .
It has never been more starkly illustrated that when seconds count, help is only minutes away.