Die Tennessee Titans honored six first responders who were on the scene moments before an RV exploded in downtown Nashville on Christmas Day.
Brenna Hosey, Tyler Luellen, Michael Sipos, Amanda Topping, James Wells and Sgt. Timothy Miller were the “Honorary 12th Titans” for the game against the Baltimore Ravens and also plunged a sword into the field to mark the countdown to the kickoff of the wild-card playoff game.
The Metro Nashville Police Department posted pictures and video from the pregame festivities at Nissan Stadium.
“While we can never thank these officers enough for their heroic acts, it is an absolute privilege to have the opportunity to honor them at the game on Sunday,” Titans president and CEO Burke Nihill said in a statement days before the game.
The bombing occurred on Christmas Day. Die polisie het gesê die RV het waarskuwings gegee om te ontruim en 'n aftelling van 15 minute om die gebied skoon te maak. Die vrou se stem op die opname is glo 'n robot, gerekenariseerde stem, law enforcement sources told the Associated Press. Die RV het ook 'n liedjie geblaas voordat dit ontplof het, identified by law enforcement as “Sentrum” deur Petula Clark.
The explosion damaged an AT&T building and wreaked havoc on cellphone service for days.
Anthony Quinn Warner, 63, was believed to be behind the bombing. He died in the explosion.
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