VIDEO: Officer Discusses His Actions in Temple Shooting Response

Officer Savan "Sam" Lenda fired the shots that sent gunman Wade Michael Page to the ground on Aug. 5 outside the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin.

Sam Lenda was the second Oak Creek police officer to arrive at the on Aug. 5, the morning when Wade Michael Page opened fire and killed six people and wounded four others.

Lenda delivered a shot from about 60 yards away that hit Page in the stomach, sending him to the ground. Page then turned the gun on himself.

Video from the squad cars of Lenda and Lt. Brian Murphy, the first responding officer who was badly injured in the attack, were released Sept. 10.

Lenda discussed the video and his actions during a news conference at the Oak Creek police station.

on the release of the video, and click for more on Murphy, who police now say was shot 15 times, not eight or nine as first reported.


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