Richard Gundacker oral history interview, 2020 January 15
Patrol Lieutenant (Patrol Sergeant at the time of the event), Richard Gundacker shares his experience on the evening of April 30th, 2019, as the first UNC police officers to arrive at the Kennedy building after reports of an active shooter, and as the officer who secured room 236 where the shooting took place. Lieutenant Gundacker maintains that years of service with the New York City police helped drive his response to the emergency situation as he identified the shooter, cuffed him and removed him from the room in the Kennedy building. He remarks on the pride he felt that younger officers followed protocol well and that the incident helped bring the department together. Lieutenant Gundacker speaks to how important talking about the incident has been for younger officers, and that he felt an outpouring of support from the University to the campus police force.