As attendees at a country music concert in Las Vegas ran for cover Sunday evening, desperate to avoid being hit by the bullets being sprayed by shooter Stephen Paddock, others instead ran toward the chaos, desperate to save lives.
Speaking Monday with CBS News, concert attendee Gail Davis described how one such hero wound up becoming her “guardian angel.”
“(He) grabbed us,” she said, describing the moment she and her husband ran into a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officer while trying to make their escape from the scene.
The unnamed officer then proceeded to try and lead Davis and her husband to safety, all while he used his own body to protect her from potentially being shot.
“He was like my guardian angel — he never left me,” she recalled.
“And as we were running, there’s people laying everywhere,” she said. “People were bleeding. One guy was holding his girlfriend or wife or woman. He was crying and saying, ‘Oh God, baby, I’m so sorry. I’m so sorry. It’s my fault.’ I think she had been shot in the head, ’cause she was covered with blood.”
Thanks to Davis’ “guardian angel,” she and her husband made it out of there OK. Sadly, not everyone fared the same. At least 59 died, and over 500 were injured.
Had the local police not responded so quickly, however, only God hows how many more would have sustained injuries or been killed.
“The Metro is such an amazing police force, and they were right there,” Davis said. “There were police cars everywhere, and the police officers were helping … We all came together, and everybody was helping everybody. It was wonderful to see, and I just love Metro. I’m just so proud of them.”
This brings us to President Donald Trump, who repeatedly praised the police during the 2016 presidential election, and who made sure to praise them following the incident in Las Vegas as well.
“The police department has done such an incredible job … how quickly the police department was able to get in was really very much of a miracle. They’ve done an amazing job,” he said in a statement Monday.
Indeed. The president has known from day one that it’s the police (as well as first responders, of course) who make all the difference following a tragedy.
H/T Inside Edition
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