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March 30, 2004

Former Montgomery County, Md., Chief of Police to discuss D.C. sniper case at Birmingham-Southern

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.— Former Montgomery County, Md., Chief of Police Charles Moose, known for his role as head of the multi-jurisdictional task force charged with apprehending the October 2002 Washington, D.C., area serial snipers, will lecture at Birmingham-Southern College April 12.

Moose will deliver the 2004 Alex P. Stirling Lecture at 7 p.m. in Bruno Great Hall, Norton Campus Center. The topic of the lecture is “Leadership Under Fire.” The event is open to the public and admission is free.

The Stirling Lecture is sponsored annually by the BSC Student Government Association in memory of the Birmingham-Southern student who died of cancer in 1995.

Moose is author of Three Weeks in October: The Manhunt for the Serial Sniper, a biography and recount of the Washington, D.C., sniper investigation. For his role in the sniper case, Time magazine named Moose “Person of the Week” and Barbara Walters put him on her list of the “Top 10 Fascinating People of 2002.”

Serving as chief of police for 10 years, first in Portland, Ore., and then in Montgomery County, Md., Moose is a recognized advocate and lecturer on the philosophy and implementation of community policing and an expert on leadership, crisis communications, team building, community relations, civil rights, diversity, and public safety.

For more information, call BSC's Office of Student Affairs at 226-4729.

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