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The Nashville police identified six officers who had cleared buildings before the explosion yesterday: Brainer Horsey (clockwise in the upper left corner), James Wells, James Luren, Amanda Toppin, Michael West Persia and Timothy Miller.
Nashville City Police Department
The Mayor of Nashville, John Cooper, praised the six fast-acting police for evacuating buildings in downtown Nashville, who were in danger of saving lives on Christmas morning.
“They are heroes. We thank them and all the first responders in Nashville,” Cooper said.
The Nashville Metropolitan Police Department determined the officers and soldiers from rookie to 11-year veteran as:
- Brenna Hosey, a senior military officer with 4 years of experience;
- Officer James Luellen, who worked in this department for 3 years;
- Michael Sipos (Michael Sipos) officer, a rookie with 16 working months;
- Director Amanda Topping (Amanda Topping), worked in the department for 21 months;
- Officer James Wells, who also worked in the department for 21 months; and
- Sergeant Timothy Miller has 11 years of experience.
Police officers arrived at the scene at 6 am shortly after receiving a call about shooting. They found that the RV issued a warning: “All buildings in the area must now be evacuated. All buildings in the area must now be evacuated.
They immediately began knocking on the door and evacuating residents. Tennessee reported that Metro Police Chief John Drake said: “These people saved lives today.” Only three people were injured in the explosion, which blew up nearby buildings and smashed windows.
Cooper said: “This year we have learned again and again what first responders mean to our community.” “Unfortunately, on Christmas Day, you have another example.”