Question for all those NFL ‘Take A Knee’ protesters: What would’ve happened if we didn’t have the police to serve and protect?
The quick answer is a whole lot more carnage.
Las Vegas Police officers reacted quickly and bravely and went into an unknown situation.
And that doesn’t even include the off-duty police officers that snapped into action to save lives once the shots rang out.
Russell Bleck, who witnessed the attack on the Route 91 Music Festival, told how some people plugged bullet wounds with their fingers.
‘While everyone else was crouching I saw police officers standing up as targets, just trying to direct people and tell them where to go.
‘The amount of bravery I saw there, words can’t describe what it was like.’
Speaking about the moment gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire, he added: ‘He was just spraying the crowd, it was relentless, there was no stopping, maybe five or eight seconds to move from cover to cover to try and get out as he reloaded.’
Source: Daily Mail
Here is the video that he filmed:
— FOX5 Las Vegas (@FOX5Vegas) October 2, 2017
Here he is on Fox News:
— Fox News (@FoxNews) October 2, 2017
And there has been at least one off-duty Las Vegas police officer that was killed in the rampage, Charleston Hartfield, 34. A friend recounts how he tried to text Hartfield and didn’t get a response.
Hartfield, a military veteran known as Charles or Chucky, also coached youth football, said Troy Rhett, who told the Las Vegas Review-Journal the two knew each other for about eight years.
Rhett said he sent Hartfield a text message late Sunday night, “hoping he would text me back.”
“I figured he was probably busy helping others,” Rhett said. “I don’t know a better man than Charles. They say it’s always the good ones we lose early. There’s no truer statement than that with Charles. … Our hearts have just been very heavy since hearing the news.”
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal
One unnamed Mandalay Bay hotel guest was in a nearby room at the time of the shooting.
…’I was in room 135 and I heard over the police scanner that the shooting came from room 137.
‘It was non-stop, I would say well over 100 rounds. We hit the floor and took cover.
‘I called the front desk and she was remarkably calm and said she was aware of the situation and told us to stay in our room.
‘After around 10-15 minutes it just kind of stopped. You could smell the gun powder.
‘Right before we got out I heard an explosion, maybe a flash bang, but windows were blown out.
‘The cops came on to the floor and they were clearing rooms room by room and six or seven cops came into our room and we were evacuated.‘
Source: Daily Mail
Here are the images of the windows blown out:
And you can see the curtains billowing in this Fox News feed:
Those police officers went through that hotel — not knowing what they would face.
They didn’t even know if there was more than one individual.
And they still faced that danger to evacuate people from their rooms and keep them safe.
Will this change the minds of those anti-cop protesters in the NFL?
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