Officers honored for grocery store shooting action

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Associated Press

Posted on February 27, 2014 at 3:42 PM

Updated Thursday, Feb 27 at 4:00 PM

   INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- State lawmakers have honored the two police officers credited with stopping a deadly attack inside a northern Indiana grocery store and held a moment of silence for the two women who were killed.
 
   Members of the Indiana House stood and applauded Wednesday morning after approving a resolution recognizing the bravery of Elkhart police Cpls. Jason Tripp and Cody Skipper. The two officers fatally shot the gunman inside a Martin's Super Market on Jan. 15 as he threatened to shoot a third person.
 
   Tripp and Skipper attended the Statehouse ceremony along with relatives of the shooting victims, 20-year-old store employee Krystle Dikes and 44-year-old shopper Rachelle Godfread. 
 
   Rep. Timothy Neese of Elkhart told the House that more lives likely would've been lost without the quick action by the officers.

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