Dorian DeSantis honored for Navy Yard heroism
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Washington DC Police Foundation is honoring public safety officers who responded to last year's shooting at the Navy Yard, including the D.C. officer who killed gunman Aaron Alexis.
The Washington Post reports that the event Wednesday included inside details of the Sept. 16 incident in which 12 people died, including the gunman.
The nonprofit organization named Dorian DeSantis officer of the year for bringing down Alexis inside an enormous office building with more than 30,000 cubicles.
Officer Emmanuel Smith told the Post the officers couldn't see above the 6-foot-high partitions but kept walking through the maze as Alexis fired.
Police Chief Cathy Lanier says Alexis could have hidden for days inside the building. She called it "an invisible fight."