Coral Springs Police Officer Who Ran Toward Gunfire Shares Story
Coral Springs (Fla.) police sergeant Jeff Heinrich spoke at a press conference Friday about his experience witnessing the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school last week.
.@CoralSpringsPD Sgt. Jeff Heinrich was off duty and working on the Stoneman Douglas field when shots rang out. He immediately helped the wounded even though he didn’t know whether his wife and son inside the school were safe. #MSDStrong #DouglasStrong pic.twitter.com/YcHBgGlpvu
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) February 23, 2018
Heinrich describes how he got a student who had a “massive gunshot wound” on his ankle out of harm’s way.
He also describes how he encountered another law enforcement officer, received a SWAT vest and gun from him, and then cleared the area towards the school.
This heartbreaking video comes on the same day that it was discovered that four Broward County deputies did not enter the school while the shooting was going on. (RELATED: Report: Four Deputies Waited Outside School During Shooting)