Wednesday, November 14, 2012
A CBS Evening News story on the Aug. 5 shootings at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin includes previously-unreleased video from an Oak Creek squad car.
The CBS Evening News aired the first television interview with Oak Creek police officers Brian Murphy and Sam Lenda Tuesday night and showed newly-released footage from the Aug. 5 attack at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin. The new video shows the moments after Lenda shot gunman Wade Michael Page, who had just shot six temple members and wounded four others, including Murphy. "My thought was, 'If I can't shoot him, I'm gonna run him over, but he's not leaving this parking lot and he's not getting back inside the church," Lenda said. "He was on a mission. I say, I confronted evil in the parking lot. And evil was not gonna leave there." Murphy was the first officer to arrive at the scene and was shot 12 times, with three other shots hitting his …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The interview with officers widely considered heroes in the Aug. 5 shootings at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin was originally scheduled to air last week.
The CBS Evening News will broadcast its interview with Oak Creek police officers Brian Murphy and Sam Lenda on Monday, Nov. 12, the city said on its Facebook page. A CBS reporter traveled to Oak Creek last month to interview the officers, widely considered heroes in the Aug. 5 Sikh temple shootings. Murphy was the first officer to encounter gunman Wade Michael Page and was shot 15 times, while Lenda fired the shots that sent Page to the ground. The interview was originally scheduled to air last week but was bumped due to Hurricane Sandy. The broadcast airs at 5:30 p.m. Central time.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The Oak Creek police officers, widely regarded as heroes in the Aug. 5 Sikh temple shootings, will be interviewed on the CBS Evening News.
Oak Creek police officers Brian Murphy and Sam Lenda, widely regarded as heroes in the Sikh temple shootings, will make their first joint media appearance next week on the CBS Evening News. A CBS reporter is in Oak Creek this week for a story that will air during the 5:30 p.m. newscast Monday, Oct. 29, Mayor Steve Scaffidi said in this week's Mayor's Message. The officers will talk about their backgrounds, their training prior to the attack and walk through what happened the morning of Aug. 5. Murphy was the first officer to respond to the temple and encountered the gunman, Wade Michael Page, in the parking lot. Page fired 15 times at Murphy before Lenda, the next officer on scene, fired a shot that hit Page in the stomach and sent him to …