Evesham Mayor and Plainsboro detective on Christina Grimmie, Orlando shootings
Over a thousand people turned out in Evesham Township to mourn the loss of 22 year old singer Christina Grimmie, who was shot to death Friday night in Orlando while signing autographs after a concert. Grimmie had gained national fame after her appearances in 2014 on NBC's "The Voice."
Evesham Township Mayor Randy Brown spoke with Steve Trevelise on air before the event to discuss the tragic loss.
"She was a star," recalled Brown, "she will always be Evesham's voice."
Brown encouraged listeners to take away more than just sad thoughts from this situation.
"She dreamed a dream and she accomplished it... we need to get her story out there," he said.
He emphasized that we need more people to follow in Grimmie's footsteps and pursue their goals now because you are never guaranteed another day.
Later on in the evening, Steve was joined by former Plainsboro detective, Eric Potts, to discuss the shooting at Pulse in Orlando. The Orlando shooter was killed by police as he tried to flee through a hole punched in the wall by a police armored vehicle. In a situation such as this, it's not about taking the shooter alive says Potts, it's about taking him or her down in order to save lives. Listen to Eric's explanation of mass shooter protocol in the video above.