Oregon District shooting survivor unexpectedly connects with first responder

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — One year later, an unplanned reunion connects a first responder and a survivor of the shooting. Dion Green’s father, 57-year-old Derrick Fudge was the oldest victim shot and killed. Tom McMurtry was working the midnight shift as an officer for Sinclair Community College on Aug. 4.

“It was like a scary scene out of a movie, it didn’t seem real. Even now, I’m still in shock,” says Dion Green in Facing Gun Violence: It’s Always Close to Home for Someone as his recalls the night his father Derrick Fudge died in his arms when he was shot and killed in the Oregon District mass shooting.

“This is an emotional but powerful day for the community to come together to show support for one another and help each other while we’re grieving through this process,” Green said.