Tiffany Michelle, from San Diego, took to Instagram to thank the “true heroes” who helped protect her as gunman Stephen […]
Tiffany Michelle, from San Diego, took to Instagram to thank the “true heroes” who helped protect her as gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire on music fans from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel.
The survivor thanked strangers at the concert, emergency responders and her off-duty police officer husband who stayed behind to help the injured as bullets rained down around her.
“Thank you for the brave men and women who stayed behind to help when everyone was running terrified for their lives,” she wrote.
“Thank you to the man who pulled me over the fence when my boot was stuck. Thank you to the girls who grabbed me and ran with me when they saw I’d been separated from my husband and friends.
“Thank you to the friends that came and got me from my place of refuge even when the shooter was still active. Thank you for the man who was willing to pile us in his car and drive us to safety.”
She also described how her off-duty husband, Tommy McGrath, used his “own body” to shield her and others from bullets.
“When we were separated and he realised he could no longer protect me he stayed behind to hold pressure on gunshot wounds and carry people to trucks for departure to hospitals,” she added.
“He and all the other off duty officers, military personnel, and anyone else in the venue and out who helped save a life tonight are the true heroes.
“We will walk away from this tragedy and live to die another day. It pains me so much to see so many not as fortunate as us.”