The Golden Knights hosted first responders, Mandalay Bay employees and others affected by the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting at a closed practice Tuesday.
When two Las Vegas police officers met Jovanna Calzadillas on Oct. 1, 2017, she was a lifeless body in the arms of her husband. The rush to save her was on.
“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.
Twenty-one Community Ambulance employees who were on scene when gunfire erupted at the Route 91 Harvest festival were honored in Henderson Monday morning.
While records show that misuse of a hospital code known as “internal disaster” by University Medical Center contributed to confusion after the Oct. 1 mass shooting, little has been done to prevent a recurrence of the episode.
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.
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.
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.