Analysis: Securing D.C. after Holocaust Museum shooting

Lou Cannon talks with WTOP's Michelle Basch

wfedstaff | June 2, 2015 9:21 pm

After Wednesday’s shooting at the Holocaust Memorial Museum, experts from across the security spectrum are considering how to secure federal buildings without making the D.C. area look like “a fortress”.

Lou Cannon is a National Trustee for the Fraternal Order of Police in Washington, D.C.

He talked with Michelle Basch of our sister station WTOP Radio about security for federal buildings.

He says there’s no real standard way to protect those buildings.


Memorial Fund Info

A memorial fund has been set up for the family of the security guard killed at the Holocaust Museum.

The local chapter of the American Jewish Committee says 100% of your donation will be given to relatives of Special Officer Stephen Johns.

Make your check out to “Holocaust Museum Memorial Fund” and send it to the American Jewish Committee, Washington Chapter, C/O Melanie Maron, 1156 15th Street, NW, Suite 120, Washington DC, 20005.

The security company that employed Johns plans to set up a separate memorial fund. Details about that one have not yet been released.