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Preventing a Mass Shooter Event: The Darin Wall Story SAM 379

This episode interviews a man whose situational awareness and intuition helped him prevent a mass shooting event in Boise, Idaho.

On September 4, Grayhawk bass player, Darin Wall, stopped a potential mass shooting by preventing a man from gaining entry into a private party at an event where the band had played earlier in the evening.  Wall thought the man was acting strange, so he confronted him.  The man pulled a gun and in the scuffle, Wall was shot in the leg.  The man was quickly apprehended and, in his back pack, were several other guns and drum clips. Darin has participated in several media interviews, but this was to be his first full-length retelling of the event.

Length: 68 Minutes

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About the Host


Richard B. Gasaway, PhD, CSP is widely considered a trusted authority on human factors, situational awareness and the high-risk decision making processes used in high-stress, high consequence work environments. He served 33 years on the front lines as a firefighter, EMT-Paramedic, company officer, training officer, fire chief and emergency incident commander.  His doctoral research included the study of cognitive neuroscience to understand how human factors flaw situational awareness and impact high-risk decision making.


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