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Mother Wounded In Dallas Shootings Credits Officers For Bravery

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The mother who shielded her sons from gunfire during the Dallas shootings, broke down in tears while crediting officers for their heroism during her first public appearance since the incident.

Shetamia Taylor reportedly “threw herself over her sons” during the shooting, according to  the Associated Press.

During the Sunday speech, Taylor described that while recovering from her injury, she overheard an officer “tell another officer that one officer didn’t make it.” Taylor continued, “and it’s like I am celebrating … I am celebrating my kids,” but then stopped due to intense emotions.

While consoled by one of her sons, Taylor continued to say she felt sorry because she was celebrating her kids’ lives, while some officers did not make it.

An officer was shot in front of the whole family while they were attending the rally. Taylor was shot in the leg moments later while covering her son, Andrew.

In the press conference, Taylor detailed how another “officer jumped on top of me and covered me and my son; and then there was another one at our feet and there was another one over our head.” One of the four sons explained during the press conference how a police officer ran up to them and said “go, I’ll cover you.”

Angie Wisner, a mental health technician and mother of three, protected and cared for another son who got separated during the chaos. Wisner also attended the press conference to the surprise of the Taylor family and was crying while explaining to the room that “any mother would have did that (sic) for somebody’s child because you’re a mother and I am a mother.”

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