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Officer from Annapolis area recognized for heroism in Navy Yard shooting
Officer from Annapolis area recognized for heroism in Navy Yard shooting

When the report of a shooting came in over the radio last September at the Navy Yard in Washington, Master at Arms Charles Pitt initially assumed it was a drill. "These things don't really happen here," said the Annapolis-area resident. Pitt got into a vehicle with his 5-year-old black German shepherd, Olli, and headed to the site of the call, discovering it was all too real. Gunman Aaron Alexis, a computer technician for a private Navy contractor, was on a shooting rampage that left 13 people dead, including himself, and injured three others. "It was a terrible day," said Pitt, 28. "In a sense, we train our whole lives for this." This past week...

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