Jason Falconer is the man who shot and killed the 22-year-old Somali maniac who went on a stabbing spree at a mall in St. Cloud, Minnesota, on Saturday.
Falconer is the owner of Tactical Advantage, a shooting range and tactical training facility. He was also formerly the police chief of the Albany (MN) Police Department and is still a part-time police officer. Falconer is an NRA instructor and a member of the United States Practical Shooting Association, a competitive pistol shooting association.
The media will not tell you those things. Bob Owens at Bearing Arms writes: “But Falconer has consistently been identified in the mainstream media only as as a ‘former police chief’ and ‘off-duty police officer.'”
You can always count on the media to hush up any stories that follow the “good guy with a gun stops bad guy with a gun” narrative. Especially when the good guy trains other good guys.
St. Cloud Mayor David Kleis said, “Clearly he is a hero. Officer Falconer was there at the right time and the right place.”
Kleis said the end of the attack and the final confrontation could be seen on video from the Macy’s store. Describing the video, which did not have audio, Kleis said the suspect clearly had a knife in hand, and lunged at Falconer, who fired at him. The suspect fell, then got back up three times before the fatal shot.
“None of us ever want to have to do that,” said St. Cloud Police Chief Wm. Blair Anderson, “but that’s what we’re here for, and Officer Falconer’s actions were swift and direct, and in my opinion appropriate.”
Take a look at Falconer’s bio. He appears to be a conscientious, well-trained business owner who wants to train citizens to defend themselves and their families with firearms.