Jeanne Assam “is the police officer who shot and killed gunman Matthew
Murray who entered new life church on Dec. 9, 2007 after he had shot 4 people in Arvada, killing 2, and wounding 2 others.
Later that same day, Murray drove to new life church in Colorado Springs where he and Jeanne engaged in a shootout inside
the church after Murray shot 4 more people, killing 2 sisters in the parking lot. Her background includes several years as
a patrol officer with the Minneapolis Police Department, Criminal Investigator for the State of Colorado, and as a Parole
Officer for the Colorado Department of Corrections.” Jeanne Assam is the author of God, the Gunman &
According to the book description of God, the Gunman &
Me, “In God, the Gunman and Me, Jeanne Assam recounts the actual events that occurred on that ill-fated
day in early December, 2007, when a gunman came into a 10,000 member church in Colorado Springs, CO, firing a high-powered
rifle. Interwoven throughout her account are glimpses of two pasts that echo the same depression, longing, and brokenness.
Two people with remarkably different stories met for the first time in church. At that holy intersection, they pointed their
guns at each other. Similar stories. Different endings.”