Local pastor shares personal experience with first U.S. church shooting
Pastor Donald Tittle was directly impacted by the first church shooting in the United States at First Baptist in Daingerfield. This has affected the way his church has handled security precautions. They currently have a police officer and security team on the grounds during church assemblies.
Editor’s note: this story was named as an honorable mention for news features in the TAJE Best in Texas contest.
Within the past few years, mass shootings have increased throughout the country. Places of worship have become a target, especially in Texas, the home of the first recorded mass church shooting and the most recent.