An Ohio State University police officer and Fairfield High School grad was honored Wednesday for his actions during the fall campus attack.
The Ohio House of Representatives presented a resolution to 28-year-old Alan Horujko for his heroic act during the Nov. 28, 2016, terror attack when an attacker drove his car into a crowed and then stabbed people near Watts Hall.
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Horujko, who had been responding to a call in the area, was the first to arrive on scene and fatally shot the suspect within a minute of the attack. Lawmakers credit Horujko with averting further harm, according to a release issued by the Ohio House.
“It was a priviledge to recognize Officer Alan Horujko for his swift and effective actions against a heinous and reckless terrorist attack on Ohio State’s campus last fall,” House Speaker Clifford A. Rosenberger, R-Clarksville, stated. “I thank him for his bravery and service.”
Horujko graduated in 2012 from OSU with a bachelor’s degree in security and intelligence and a minor in business. He joined the OSU police department in 2015 and previously worked as a student safety officer while an undergraduate student.
He graduated in 2007 from Fairfield High School in Butler County.