Seven officers recount Sandy Hook Elementary massacre
(NEWSER) – It's been six weeks since the Newtown massacre, but for the police who were first on the scene, it may as well have been six minutes. The New York Timesspeaks to seven Newtown officers—some telling their stories for the first time—who describe horrifying and heart-wrenching details that just won't fade from memory:
- On finding the first bodies, of the principal and school psychologist: "For a split second, your mind says could this be a mock crime scene, could this be fake, but in the next split second, you’re saying, there is no way. This is real."
- On the one they couldn't save: One officer found a girl wounded, but with a pulse. He rushed her to an ambulance, telling her, "You’re safe now; your parents love you." She didn't make it.
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