“I hit the step just right, and it broke my leg,” Las Vegas police officer Samuel Wittwer said in a recent interview about the night of Oct. 1, 2017.
The unthinkable has already happened. Las Vegas police are working to prevent it from happening again.
In a recent interview, Coroner John Fudenberg talked about calling his staff on Oct. 1. “They know what responding to this means,” he said. “It’s going to be months and months of work. It’s going to change our office and our lives forever.”
On Oct. 1, 2017, hundreds of heroes sprung into action in Las Vegas after the Route 91 Harvest festival shooting. Many were police or EMS. Many were ordinary people.
Among hundreds of officer’s reports released this week, one stood out with its extraordinary detail and insight into what it was like to be an officer on duty the night of Oct. 1.
Footage from bus surveillance cameras obtained by the Review-Journal revealed the quick-thinking drivers ferried their passengers to safety amid the chaotic mix of gunfire, speeding emergency vehicles and panicked concertgoers seeking refuge.
Jesus Campos, the Mandalay Bay security officer shot in the leg by the Strip gunman, is no longer staying at an MGM Resorts property.
Colin Donohue, 35, rejoined the Clark County School District as a literacy specialist last week — two months after returning home from a nine-month tour of duty in Iraq.
The man lay hysterical and bleeding on top of Lorisa Loy in a stranger’s truck bed packed with shooting victims, hurtling toward one of the valley’s hospitals.
Antonio McLandau wasn’t even on the job for a full two months when his public bus was transformed into an oversize ambulance the night of the Oct. 1 shooting.