Aurora Theater Shooting Debrief Slated for January 20


On January 20, JSU will host Aurora Police Incident Commander Lt. Jad Lanigan and Aurora Police SWAT Commander Mike Dailey on campus to give a detailed debrief on the Century 16 active shooter incident beginning at 8 a.m. until noon in the Stone Center Auditorium. This confidential briefing was compiled by the Aurora Police Department in Aurora, Colorado.

Topics of discussion will include:

  • Gag Order City Demographics (size and population, crime statistics, police personnel)
  • Active Shooter Training the Suspect – James Eagen Holmes (weapons and ammunition)
  • The Shooting (timeline, significant events, evidence)
  • Holmes’ Apartment (location, explosives, and evidence)
  • The First 72 Hours (managing the media and press briefings)
  • Outside Agency Assists
  • President Obama’s Visit
  • Prayer Vigil
  • Longer Term Considerations (employee reactions, both sworn and civilian)
  • Community Reactions
  • Recognition of the Heroes
  • The Victims and the Healing Process
  • Lessons Learned High Risk Extraction Protocol (working with fire/EMS to extract the injured) 

This free event is sponsored by the School of Human Services and Social Sciences, the Department of Criminal Justice, Lambda Alpha Epsilon, and Alpha Phi Sigma. For more information, please contact the Department of Criminal Justice at 256-782-5335.