—If it wasn’t for these two men (as well as Officer Murphy’s partner) many more innocent people may have died.
Lieutenant Brian Murphy is a 20-year veteran of the Oak Creek police department and remains in critical condition at Freedtert Hospital’s ICU following Sunday morning’s shooting at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek.
Lt. Murphy was among the first responders to the scene following the initial 911 calls that came from the Gurdwara just before 10:30 a.m. Sunday. He came upon a victim in the parking lot and began attending to that victim—providing aid. At that time, Lt. Murphy was “ambushed” by the shooter, now identified as Wade Michael Page.
Lt. Murphy had been shot eight to nine times when other responding officers carried him away from the scene. He was then taken to Freedtert Hospital. Lt. Murphy had two surgeries at Froedtert Sunday night, and is said to be resting with family. Officials say they expect Lt. Murphy to be okay.
Another Oak Creek police officer engaged Page, an “active shooter,” and struck him with gunfire, killing him outside the Gurdwara.
Shaheed Bhai Satwant Singh Kaleka was 62 years old. He was the president of the Gurdwara at the time and was getting ready to deliver a speech. Page, the shooter, walked in, armed with a 9mm handgun.
Satwant Singh approached him in the lobby and tried to stop him from hurting others and disrespecting Guru Sahib. From what we understand, he attempted to use a kirpan or talwar to attack and tackle the shooter but was shot in the back after a struggle. This is the correct use of a kirpan, protecting the innocent and those that are unable to protect themselves.
He was unable to stop the shooter though and tried to find cover. He died from his injuries within the Gurdwara.
Amardeep Kaleka, Satwant Singh’s son said he got a call from his father’s cellphone. But instead of his father on the line, it was a Granthi. He told him his father, Satwant Singh Kaleka, was wounded, saying “He’s at my feet. He’s laying on the ground.”
Amardeep adds that he’s been told his father died doing his best “to protect the temple, his family, his wife and all his friends.” Blood trails, he continued, indicate that the gunman was “slowed … enough so that other people could get to safety.”
“It’s … exactly who he was,” Amardeep Kaleka said. “There was no way on God’s green earth that he would allow” the gunman to attack those at the temple without being challenged.
Satwant Singh Kaleka was the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin’s president and one of its founders. He “brought everyone together. He just wanted to make a good temple, a good community,” temple member Lahwinder Singh tells Milwaukee’s Journal Sentinel.
Interview with Amardeep:
I would like to add to my last post.
Lt. Brian Murphy is a hero also.
Unfortunately, we tend to forget those who “stand up” everyday, doing they’re Duty.
Shaheed Bhai Satwant Singh Kaleka is a hero.
I pray for the victims, and hope this post will not cause them any pain.
I am outraged at the cowardly scum who continue commit these crimes unchecked.
After much thought, I sent this to as many anti 2nd Amendment elected oaf icials as I could find to lay the blame squarley at their feet.
Find yours here & TELL THEM what you think;
Sunday, ANOTHER nutcase committed a horrific shooting at a Sikh Temple near Milwaukee, WI.
This murderer had FREE REIGN to kill MORE UNARMED CITIZENS.
Not one Citizen had a firearm to defend himself and his loved ones, due to anti 2nd Amendment lawmakers like yourself.
YOU are to BLAME.
You ARE to blame.
I hope I’m CLEAR.
YOU and your anti 2nd Amendment cohorts are PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE
for ALL these murders!
It’s NOT TOO LATE (for FUTURE potential victims) to CORRECT your mistakes.
Prosecute violent criminals, NOT us law abiding Citizens, and NOT the tools we require to defend ourselves.
STOP offering us up as easy victims to scum.
STOP INFRINGING OUR RIGHTS TO DEFEND OURSELVES!
Uphold your Oath to Protect our Bill of Rights, and us “little” people whom can not afford armed security like you can.
Much respect to Mr. Kaleka.
Waheguru Ji Waheguru!