'I'll Take a Bullet Before You Do': Watch CA Officer Lead Workers to Safety
San Bernardino Police confirmed that at least 14 people are dead and 17 people have been injured in the mass shooting in San Bernardino Wednesday. Police say there were up to three suspects who may have left the area in a dark-colored SUV. “They came prepared to do what they did as if they were on a mission," said San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan.Gabi Flores gave us permission to post this video from inside the Inland Regional Center, where the shooting took place. She is Consumer Services Coordinator there. In the video, you can see an officer leading the group to safety. At one point, he says: "Try to relax, try to relax. I'll take a bullet before you do, that's for damn sure."Here’s everything we know so far: http://kp.cc/1NHW0Qj
Posted by KPCC on Wednesday, December 2, 2015
A California law enforcement officer’s bravery amid yesterday's tragic mass shooting is going viral this morning.
Cell phone footage shows the officer reassuring people as he leads them out to safety from the deadly San Bernardino shooting.
The group was reportedly being escorted out of the Inland Regional Center, a Social Security office where at least 14 people were killed and 17 more injured during a holiday party.
“Try to relax, everyone. Try to relax,” the officer says calmly.
“I’ll take a bullet before you do, that’s for damn sure.”
The officer, who has not been identified, is said to exemplify the kind of exceptional sacrifice law enforcement every day must face.
“That officer was definitely a hero. And that officer represents law enforcement officers all across this country,” former DC homicide detective Rod Wheeler said on “Fox and Friends” this morning.
"This is a prime example when the wolf does show up that nobody believes in," former Navy SEAL Rob O'Neill said on "America's Newsroom."
Watch the scene above.