JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - A former sheriff and assistant secretary for the U.S Department of Homeland Security said people have become "complacent" in the years since 9-11.
"I think people are somewhat complacent," Ted Sexton told WBRC.
Sexton, who now teaches and advises on homeland security matters, said immediately after the 2001 terror attacks the nation strengthened security in multiple areas, but those conversations have slowed since.
"We need to have a very honest discussion about our vulnerabilities," Sexton said. "Now something has happened. We've already seen San Bernardino, Orlando and Ohio State University. I think this will spark a number of ongoing discussions that have somewhat stalled."