The tragedy that occurred Thursday in Dallas was the deadliest attack on law enforcement since 9/11. Despite the chaos of the moment, heroic stories are starting to emerge of the sacrifices law enforcement made to protect civilians.
One such story is from photographer Lynn Mays, who was taking photos of the march through downtown Dallas to protest recent shootings of African-Americans by police officers. Soon bullets rang out and everything erupted into a full-blown panic. Mays said a policeman probably saved his life by moving him out of the way.
“I turned to run and a police officer pushed me out of the way and said, ‘Get out the way, get out the way, take cover.’”
Mays then heard the same cop yelling that an officer had just been hit.
Lynn Mays was at the scene when the shooting started. He said an officer saved his life. pic.twitter.com/Kc4aXlg9GT
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A firefight soon broke out and Mays was able to escape to cover. He told reporters that all he could think about was his two children and what would happen if he got shot.
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