Horujko shot and killed 18-year-old Abdul Razak Ali Artan, an OSU student who drove his car on Nov. 28 into a group of pedestrians on the Columbus campus. Horujko has been hailed a hero after firing the shot that killed the man wielding a butcher’s knife.
Eleven people were transported to nearby hospitals — none of the injuries were life-threatening — and police, university, national and local officials have said if Horujko hadn’t acted, the number of victims would have been higher.
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Horujko joined the Ohio State University Police Department in January 2015 and was responding to an unrelated call when the car ran into a crowd of people. Horujko ordered Artan to drop the knife and shot after he didn’t comply, according to reports.
Also feted during today’s ceremony are a host of local southwest Ohio, statewide, and federal agencies, including:
• Butler Township Police Department
• Clermont County Sheriff’s Office
• Drug Enforcement Administration
• Homeland Security Investigations
• Internal Revenue Service
• Miami Township Police Department
• Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office
• Montgomery County RANGE Task Force
• Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
• Ohio Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation
• Ohio National Guard
• Ohio State Highway Patrol
• Ross Township Police Department
• U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)/Homeland Security