A former marine shot 12 people in a California bar, and local officials delivered a news conference. Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean spoke first (about 5:00 on the video) to explain officers’ response and what they knew at the time.
We see the sheriff get emotional when answering questions about his deputy, Sergeant Ron Helus, who also died.
The shooting was particularly painful for people at the bar who also survived the Las Vegas shooting about a year ago. One young man, Telemachus Orfanos, survived the earlier incident but not this one.
Assess Sheriff Dean’s statement for content, organization, and delivery. What worked well, and what, if anything, could be improved?
Assess how well Sheriff Dean responded to media questions.