Marjory Stoneman Douglas- 1 Year Later

Marjory Stoneman Douglas- 1 Year Later

Honoring Marjory Stoneman Douglas Victims


One year ago on February 14th, 2018 the tragedy that took 17 innocent lives occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High school in Parkland, Florida. This tragedy shook the south Florida community because so many of us were affected either directly or indirectly.
This day, which was also Valentine’s Day, is supposed to be a day that celebrates love, happiness, togetherness and friendship; however Valentine’s Day last year was the exact opposite of all of that. Whether you personally knew someone that suffered on this day, or you watched the news as the tragic events unfolded, it was hard for any of us to hold back tears. On this day one year later, we want to remember, and honor all the students and faculty that lost their lives along with their families. We want to remember all those that were there and had to witness this awful occurrence. We keep the Marjory Stoneman Douglas family in our hearts and our prayers. 

A Moment of Silence

On February 14th, 2019 at 10:17am a statewide moment of silence will take place. We will be participating and we encourage you to participate in this moment of remembrance. Please gather with your colleagues, family and friends at this time to honor and remember the Parkland community. 

Guardian Defense Stands with Parkland

The entire Guardian Defense team would like to extend our hearts and support to the families and friends affected by this tragic day. We stand with Parkland in support, on this day and every day. #MSDStrong


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About Steven S. Smith

Steven S. Smith, the President and Founder of Guardian Defense, offers active shooter training programs to staff within schools, colleges, churches, law enforcement agencies, businesses, and hospitals; in order to build confidence and save time in the event of an intruder, active shooter or killer, or other terror attack. Mr. Smith is a current certified law enforcement officer and has a range of experience on school and public safety, and investigation work. He is currently a team leader and instructor on the SWAT Team, for which he joined in 2009. Mr. Smith graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, with a concentration in Criminal Justice, in 2005 from Nova Southeastern University.