“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.
After the Oct. 1 shooting, an off-duty Las Vegas police officer helped form a human chain to make way for emergency vehicles on Interstate 15.
A police sergeant from California smuggled his prized pocket knife into the Route 91 Harvest festival in Las Vegas Oct. 1 and later used it to help concertgoers escape the gunfire.
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.”
The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday honored four Metropolitan Police Department for their efforts the night of the Oct. 1 mass shooting on the Strip.
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.