The six Nashville police officers that heroically rushed into the face of danger and evacuated resident before the blast have been formally recognized by the Nashville City officials this morning.
In a press conference, the officers addressed the media, recalling the harrowing moments before the blast, the aftermath, and more.
According to New 5, the bomb squad was on the way when the device exploded.
Officer Luellen was the first one on the scene. He saw a man walking a dog and told him to evacuate shortly before the blast which knocked over both Luellen and the man.
The second officer who responded to the scene was Brenna Hosey. She immediately scrambled to clear apartments on Second Avenue as the warning message played. Another officer, Officer James Wells, suffered hearing loss from the blast.
You can watch the full press conference below.
The officers recognized include:
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 Sergeant Timothy Miller, who has been with the department for 11 years
These brave Nashville officers risked their lives to save others.
We should be thankful for them and for all law enforcement officers who risk their lives every day to keep us safe.