The hero police officer who killed the terrorist attacker at Ohio State University Monday was also featured in an “active shooter” training video one year ago.
Abdul Razak Ali Artan drove a car into a group of students and began stabbing people. Ten were injured in the attack, but thanks to the quick actions of Officer Alan Horujko, it was not worse.
Officer Horujko joined the OSU Police Department in January 2015. He was clearly prepared for the moment when it came. In video obtained by IJR, the officer was featured in a “Surviving an Active Shooter” training video made by the Ohio State campus administration one year ago.
In the video – designed to help students and campus workers “prepare for an active shooter,” Horujko and another officer can be seen confronting an armed and violent man.
In the video, the violent suspect was apprehended peacefully. In the real world, it isn’t always quite like this. Artan did not go as peacefully, but Officer Horujko was more than willing to use lethal force to terminate the threat.
In an interview with the school newspaper in January of 2015, Horujko describes leaving his Ohio State engineering career for a life of public service:
“I just couldn’t see myself sitting in a cubicle,” Horujko said of his decision to leave engineering and pursue law enforcement.
“By working (at Student Safety Services) and seeing what the police do, and what Student Safety does on the campus, the kind of behind-the-scenes stuff really led me to a law enforcement career,” he said.