The police officer who killed the suspect in the recent Ohio State University attack has been identified as Alan Horujko. According to sources, Horujko is an Ohio State alumnus.
The Ohio State University on Monday was not a peaceful place to be. A Somali refugee who lived by the University campus rammed his car into a group of people and later stabbed others, injuring 11.
Police identified the suspect as 18-year-old student Abdul Razak Ali Artan, who presented himself as a U.S. resident.
Officer Alan Horujko jumped into the scene a minute after the initial report at around 9:52 a.m. He shot the perpetrator dead on the spot. Horujko, 28, emerged a hero after bringing to an end what could have been a more tragic situation, according to Romper.
So, who exactly is Alan Horujko? Here’s all you need to know.
Alan Horujko’s Education
Horujko is an Ohio State alumnus. He graduated with a degree in security and intelligence from the university a few years back. The officer reportedly studied engineering for three years before changing to the major he graduated with.
As reported by The Epoch Times, he joined the Ohio State University Police Department on January 2015. Before that, he worked for the university’s campus safety service during his days as a student.
“I just couldn’t see myself sitting in a cubicle,” the officer told The Lantern, referring to why he changed his career path from public safety to 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 added.
President-elect Donald Trump appreciated the Ohio State University Police Department through a Facebook post.
“Excellent job by the Ohio State University Emergency Management Team in immediately notifying students & faculty via social media with the message,” he wrote.
— OSU Police (@OSUPOLICE) November 28, 2016