By the time the officers arrived at the store, Bair had killed Krystal Dikes and Rachelle Godfread – however, at a press conference on Jan. 16, Indiana State Police Sgt. Trent Smith said the officers' training and quick actions limited the number of casualties that night.
Sherman Hansen, assistant secretary of the rotary club, said the shooting, "changed the lives of everyone in our community." He said the officers "undoubtedly saved lives of more people in the store."
Hansen said the men were "honorary Rotarians" and exemplified "service above self" – one of the club's mottoes.
"We salute you. We are most humbled by your service to our community," Hansen said following a long standing ovation for the two men.