For most of us, Christmas morning is a time to spend with family and loved ones, a time of happiness and celebration… but for these six Nashville police officers, it was a race against a ticking time bomb… literally.
When Nashville police were first alerted to the suspicious RV, and then heard the warning message playing from inside, they jumped into action to warn the people living nearby. Knocking on doors and evacuating residents, they put their own lives in imminent danger to protect others. And thanks to their swift action, the blast only injured a few people, none of which had serious injuries.
The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department identified the six officers (heroes) in a news release:
Officer Brenna Hosey, who has been with the department for 4 years;
Officer James Luellen, who has been with the department for 3 years;
Officer Michael Sipos, who has been with the department for 16 months;
Officer Amanda Topping, who has been with the department for 21 months;
Officer James Wells, who has been with the department for 21 months; and
Sergeant Timothy Miller, who has been with the department for 11 years.
Investigators have found “human remains” near the RV blast site, however they are working to determine whether or not it was a victim of the blast, or possibly someone connected to the explosion.
Police officers, along with the FBI, ATF and other law enforcement agencies, are still working to determine the perpetrator of the attack.
BREAKING: This is the RV that exploded on 2nd Ave N this morning. It arrived on 2nd Ave at 1:22 a.m. Have you seen this vehicle in our area or do you have information about it? Please contact us via Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463 or online via https://t.co/dVGS7o0m4v. @ATFHQpic.twitter.com/JNx9sDinAH