当机关枪扫射人群,离枪手咫尺的警察却吓到无

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当机关枪扫射人群,离枪手咫尺的警察却吓到无

  这两天,拉斯维加斯枪击案重回美国民众的视野。不是因为凶手,也不是因为受害者,而是因为当时本有可能阻止这场惨剧却被枪声吓呆无法行动的一个警察。

当机关枪扫射人群,离枪手咫尺的警察却吓到无

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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.

  拉斯维加斯警方证实其解雇了一名资深警官。2017年枪击案中一名持枪歹徒在拉斯维加斯大道的一家酒店向场外乡村音乐节扫射,而该警官在酒店走廊吓到无法动弹 。拉斯维加斯大都会警察局发言人拉里⋅哈德菲尔德警官周二晚上证实,这个名为科德尔⋅亨德里克斯的警官已于3月20日被解雇。

  ▲ Las Vegas police fire officer who says he "froze" in hotel hallway during massacre (via CBS)

  各大媒体纷纷在标题中强调“froze”一词。

当机关枪扫射人群,离枪手咫尺的警察却吓到无

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当机关枪扫射人群,离枪手咫尺的警察却吓到无

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当机关枪扫射人群,离枪手咫尺的警察却吓到无

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  其实,这件事最早是在六月初由巴尔的摩Post-Examiner爆料的。

当机关枪扫射人群,离枪手咫尺的警察却吓到无

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  科德尔当时是第一批抵达现场的警官之一。以下节选的是他在警方报告中详细描述的事发经过:

  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.

  响亮的枪声回荡在大厅里,就像环绕周围和头顶上的雷声一样。就在我们头顶上方!我能听出来那是从我们上面的32层传来的。

  I then told everyone to get back and we retreated a few doors from the end of the hall.

  然后我告诉大家退后,我们从大厅的尽头撤退了有几扇门的距离。

  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.

  我知道我犹豫了,我记得当时被吓坏了,我就站在大厅正中央愣住了 ,我也记不清到底楞住了多久。

  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.

  我记得自己在22时12分接通了无线电,告诉调度我在曼德勒海湾酒店的31层,我能清楚地听到楼上传来的自动射击声。

  I once again hesitated as the shots were still being fired from the 32nd

  I did not know what to do next.

  我再一次犹豫不决了,因为枪声还是从32层传来,我不知道接下来该做什么。

  At 2215 hours the last shots were fired, and we made our way back to the end of the hall to the stairway.

  22时15分是最后一阵枪响,我们回到大厅的尽头,走到楼梯口。

  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.

  我感到口干舌燥,眼前开始变得模糊,我记得我努力调整呼吸好让自己平静下来。

  ▲ Las Vegas Metro Police: Officer Cordell Hendrex who failed to take action during Massacre no longer employed (viabaltimorepostexaminer)

当机关枪扫射人群,离枪手咫尺的警察却吓到无

当机关枪扫射人群,离枪手咫尺的警察却吓到无

当机关枪扫射人群,离枪手咫尺的警察却吓到无

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  后来的事情大家都知道了,这场枪击案造成至少59人死亡,527人受伤,成为美国史上死伤最惨重的枪击事件。

当机关枪扫射人群,离枪手咫尺的警察却吓到无

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  那么,为什么事发近两年后,这位警官才因失职被解雇呢?有网友是这么理解的:

当机关枪扫射人群,离枪手咫尺的警察却吓到无