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Watch the Nashville Police Officers Describe the Events That Led to Taking Down the Shooter

Watch the Nashville Police Officers Describe the Events That Led to Taking Down the Shooter

“I can’t count on both my hands the irregularities that put me in that position when a call for service came out for an act of deadly aggression at a school”

The Nashville police officers who are being hailed as heroes for taking down the school shooter last week are speaking out about the events of that day.

It’s stunning to hear it in their words. They truly risked their lives to bring this horrific situation to an end.

Townhall has details:

Heroic Police Officers Who Stopped Trans Shooter Give Their Side of the Story

The heroic Metro Nashville Police officers who were part of the team that took down the transgender shooter who attacked a private Christian school gave their side of the story during a media event on Tuesday.

Officer Rex Engelbert said he normally works on the department’s bike patrol and started to head towards the Metro Police Department’s academy to work on administrative tasks, which put him in the area of the Covenant School.

“I really had no business being where I was. You can call it fate, or God, or whatever you want, but I can’t count on both my hands the irregularities that put me in that position when a call for service came out for an act of deadly aggression at a school,” said Engelbert…

Detective Michael Collazo likewise said he was working in the office when the call came over the radio about an active shooter at school.

“I started clearing rooms as fast as possible to find where the shooter,” Collazo explained, saying he was at first frustrated when he encountered a locked door on the second floor but then realizing it was what the school staff were supposed to do in an active shooter situation.

Both men are very soft-spoken and humble. They both credit all of the other law enforcement officers who were involved.

Here’s Rex Engelbert:

Here’s Michael Collazo:

These men deserve to be invited to the White House.

From the New York Post:

Why no White House invite for the Nashville heroes, Joe?

Where’s the White House invitation for the hero cops who stopped deranged Nashville shooter Audrey Hale?

As bodycam footage reveals, two Nashville PD officers — Marine vet Michael Collazo and star cop Rex Engelbert — rushed the shooter with no heed for their own safety.

They saved countless lives in the process, and deserve every imaginable commendation.

So why the silence from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.?

The Biden White House has never been shy in the past about inviting other brave souls.

Why hasn’t Biden invited these men to the White House? Is it because that would offend the far-left base of the Democrat party?


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nordic prince | April 6, 2023 at 1:30 pm

The Biden regime will sooner invite a bunch of trannies for their “bravery” in living out their delusions than they will heroic cops, especially if the cops took down a wacko tranny.

It’s not notable bravery. Normal guy stuff. Revise the meme to honor men in general if you want to contribute instead of clickbaiting with more (“how unusual”) crap.

    Gosport in reply to rhhardin. | April 6, 2023 at 2:05 pm

    Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas might have a different opinion on that.

      rhhardin in reply to Gosport. | April 6, 2023 at 3:01 pm

      There are lots of WWII documentaries on YouTube, if you want to watch guys in action.

        nordic prince in reply to rhhardin. | April 6, 2023 at 4:27 pm

        It’s not an either/or situation. There were heroic soldiers in WWII, and there are heroic cops. But everyone knows that craven Biden is loath to acknowledge any true heroism.

          rhhardin in reply to nordic prince. | April 6, 2023 at 4:51 pm

          They’re not heroic soldiers, just normal guys, marching into live fire. It’s quite ordinary. They come home and don’t talk about it. A trait that might be mentioned rather than the heroic cop clickbait, if you wanted to do good in the world.

          nordic prince in reply to nordic prince. | April 6, 2023 at 10:32 pm

          Did I say all soldiers (or cops) were heroic? But many were/are. Why do you seem to want to belittle this?

          The willingness to rush into danger and lay down one’s life, without regard to personal safety, in the pursuit of the safety of others is a hallmark of heroism. These cops certainly fit that definition.

          rhhardin in reply to nordic prince. | April 7, 2023 at 7:13 am

          Take an analogy. Suppose I publish a similar article honoring a lawyer for not cheating his client out of money. The implication is that it’s an exception, and instead of honoring the lawyer it disparages all the other lawyers.

          Why would somebody do that? The exception implication is clickbait, at the expense of a large population of others.

          The actual positive news would be that lawyers don’t cheat their clients out of money in general; just as men in general rush into danger when it’s called for.

          But that’s not unusual, and men are deprecated these days anyway.

    texansamurai in reply to rhhardin. | April 6, 2023 at 4:36 pm

    It’s not notable bravery.

    depends on what you consider bravery–from the body cams, though a near-textbook performance, there were a couple of mistakes made (especially in the last 15metres or so) that could easily have resulted in one or both the two cops dead–acey / deucey–they were lucky, yes but they were also brave to keep moving forward

    if you think all “men in general” (presume you include yourself in that group) would perform as well as the two here, you’re dreaming

      rhhardin in reply to texansamurai. | April 6, 2023 at 4:54 pm

      Nonsense, guys do what they’re trained for. If they’re competent with guns, they go right in with guns.

      As for risk, that’s often a plus. Look at adventurous guys’ weekends.

      What’s being suppressed how selfless guys are, if they’re not feminized anyway. All for clickbait.

        gonzotx in reply to rhhardin. | April 6, 2023 at 4:59 pm

        How many murders carrying have you taken down?

        Asking for a friend

          rhhardin in reply to gonzotx. | April 6, 2023 at 5:19 pm

          I’m saying every guy is that that. Exceptions are rare the other way from what the tenor of the article suggests.

        Peabody in reply to rhhardin. | April 6, 2023 at 5:37 pm

        “Nonsense, guys do what they’re trained for.”

        I guess you’ve never heard of Uvalde, Texas.

        In total, 376 law enforcement officers — a force larger than the garrison that defended the Alamo — descended upon the school during the standoff. Not one of them had the guts to engage the shooter.

        Finally, the Border Patrol came to the school and breached the classroom without seeking permission from the local authorities and killed the gunman at 12:51 p.m., ending the standoff. (source: TexasTribune)

          rhhardin in reply to Peabody. | April 6, 2023 at 5:52 pm

          There was disagreement on the issue. The bureaucracy won.

          rhhardin in reply to Peabody. | April 6, 2023 at 5:57 pm

          The ordinary bravery, I mean bravery that’s ordinary, that you see in WWII documentaries is following orders, in particular the order to charge into live fire. Thousands follow it. But following orders is the thing taught.

    “rhhardin”, of course, would the first one to storm in. Right? (Are you sure you’re not one of the cops fired in Uvalde?

    healthguyfsu in reply to rhhardin. | April 6, 2023 at 8:59 pm

    This is one of the strangest takes Ive ever read on this board. Is your PTSD acting up or something?

      rhhardin in reply to healthguyfsu. | April 6, 2023 at 9:40 pm

      The good news is that it’s typical of men. The bad news is that you can’t make clickbait out of that. It must be presented as an exception.

      If you want specifically police heroism, consider night time traffic stops.

    “It’s not notable bravery. Normal guy stuff….”

    LOL – let’s see you do it.

Check the memo drafted and propagated by the vile Dumb-o-crats and their water-carrying, media lapdogs/lackeys. It is alleged that the evil, murderous, narcissistic tranny terrorist is the true victim in this incident, as opposed to the six innocents that she callously slaughtered.

So why the silence from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.?

Probably for the same reason the “manifesto” has not been made public. There’s a narrative to push, and almost everything about this event goes against it.

Ever since the Columbine tragedy, standard police procedure requires that if you hear gunshots, you are to find your way to those gunshots ASAP and neutralize the situation. That is what they did in Nashville. The officers in Uvalde were cowed by their superiors, who ordered them to wait.

We were trained, and trained others, that you don’t wait for orders or permission to terminate an active shooter situation. If you hear gunshots or screaming, you have all the evidence you need to go full Rambo on the shooter. Just be careful not to hit innocents or other officers.

daniel_ream | April 6, 2023 at 3:06 pm

I really had no business being where I was

Cometh the hour, cometh the man.

Nice shootin’, Rex.

E Howard Hunt | April 6, 2023 at 5:35 pm

One-ADAM-12. See the Tran.

The US Military used to produce men like these – instead of Corporal Klinger.

Old Navy Doc | April 8, 2023 at 10:20 am

We all wish this was an example of plain, standard, everyday, ho-hum bravery.
Maybe it used to be.

But we spotlight these examples to hopefully counter the cowardliness and apathy of onlookers who watched Bob Lee bleed out in San Francisco and Queens residents who likewise did nothing to help Kitty Genovese when she was raped and stabbed to death.
I’ll take Alvin York and Audie Murphy in my foxhole over any “brave” Stanford Law or SFSU student.

texansamurai | April 8, 2023 at 1:27 pm

with you doc

we were raised differently, thank god–in all this life, have never seen such a determined assault on men (and especially white / straight men) or the entire ethos of “masculinity” in general as has occurred in the last ten years or so–have no problems with those in their mid-30’s and up–younger than that, maybe/maybe not

was taught that selflessness and personal honor were requisite traits of a good man and especially a gentleman–without them, what sort of world would this be?

those two officers were selfless indeed–focused on protecting those children and willing to risk their own lives to do so–clearly acts of bravery and honor (notable or otherwise)–believe we all should be focused and prepared to do the same should the need arise