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Las Vegas police confirmed that the department fired a veteran officer whofroze in the hallway of a Las Vegas Strip hotel during a 2017 mass shooting as a gunman on the floor above opened fire on a country music festival. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department spokesman Officer Larry Hadfield confirmed Tuesday night that Officer Cordell Hendrex was fired March 20.
▲ Las Vegas police fire officer who says he "froze" in hotel hallway during massacre (via CBS)
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The sound of the shots were so very loud and reverberated through the hall like thunder all around and above us. Above us! I could tell that it was coming from the floor above us on 32.
I then told everyone to get back and we retreated a few doors from the end of the hall.
I know I hesitated and remember being terrified with fear andI think that I froze right there in the middle of the hall for how long I can’t say.
I do know that at 2212 hours I got on the radio and told dispatch that I was inside the Mandalay I Bay on the 31st floor and that I could hear the automatic fire coming from the floor above us.
I once again hesitated as the shots were still being fired from the 32nd
I did not know what to do next.
At 2215 hours the last shots were fired, and we made our way back to the end of the hall to the stairway.
I could feel my mouth was extremely dry and cotton mouth and I had no spit, I also felt myself starting to get tunnel vision and I can remember concentrating on tactical breathing to calm myself.
▲ Las Vegas Metro Police: Officer Cordell Hendrex who failed to take action during Massacre no longer employed (viabaltimorepostexaminer)
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