Lockheed Martin: Ten Years Later

Lauderdale County, Miss. The scene outside the Lockheed Martin plant in Lauderdale County is much quieter than it was 10 years ago, as first responders from several agencies rushed to what would be the scene of one of the deadliest workplace shootings in United States history. Lauderdale County Sheriff Billy Sollie, and Stacey Miller, who lost her father, Rev. Charles Miller, both reflect on that morning.

"Deputies, Game and Fish personnel, made entry into the building and found Doug Williams deceased, along with a number of other persons either injured or dead."

"When he didn't answer his cell phone, that was an indication that things were not well, and in the meantime, someone from the Sheriff's Department came to the house and told us that he was gone."

Miller says that this time of year is difficult, and that sometimes it doesn't even feel like it's been 10 years, but her memories of her father help in the healing process.

"Reconciliation Week means in some sense that his spirit is still alive, so that is comforting. Even though he's not here, it's comforting to know that he's being remembered."

Over the past 10 years, both Sollie and Miller have grown from this tragic incident, and have learned how to continue on.

"I think the dynamics of how to respond to an active shooter have changed because nationally there have been a lot of studies and a lot of training that went on."

"Through pain, you can become stronger. Working though it, inviting people to help work with you through the pain, all of it can help make you a stronger person."


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