VIDEO: Training Officer Rushed Wounded Rookie To Safety During Vegas Massacre


Police have released bodycam video from a training officer who rushed his wounded rookie to safety during the rampage.

Las Vegas, NV – Police have released harrowing bodycam footage that captured the moment a rookie Las Vegas Metropolitan police officer was shot during the music festival outside the Mandalay Bay hotel (video below).

The Oct. 1, 2017 attack left 58 people dead and over 800 more wounded, FOX News reported.

Las Vegas Metro Police Officer Brady Cook was in the midst of his second night on the police force when he and his partner, Field Training Officer Josh Haynes, responded to the scene of one of the deadliest mass shootings in modern U.S. history.

“We actually drew the fire off of the crowd so that other people could get out,” Officer Cook later told FOX News.

As Officer Haynes sent out radio communications to shut down a section of roadway in the area, flashes could be seen coming from the upper levels of the Mandalay Bay hotel, bodycam footage showed.

A barrage of gunshots rang out as the officer ducked behind his patrol vehicle for cover.

“The rounds were coming down like raindrops,” Officer Haynes later told FOX News. “There were so many impact points.”

“I’m down! I got shot!” Officer Cook screamed in the near-silence that followed.

“Alright – where? Where? Where?” Officer Haynes asked, rushing around the patrol vehicle to assess his rookie’s injuries.

The round had penetrated Officer Cook’s right bicep, then traveled through his arm and into the right side of his chest, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

The bullet grazed along his ribcage before it exited his body.

“Alright – move! Move!” Officer Haynes said as he grabbed onto the officer. “We’ve got a casualty.”

The senior officer remained calm as he firmly issued commands to his injured trainee.

“Go! Move! Move!” he ordered while he and Officer Cook ran down the sidewalk to the cover of another patrol vehicle. “Down! Down!”

“The shooter traced us,” Officer Cook later told FOX News. “I don’t know how we didn’t get shot more.”

Officer Haynes checked Officer Cook’s arm, and tried to find a tourniquet just before shots rang out once again.

He radioed their location before he resumed his effort to get Officer Cook to safety.

“We need to move you,” he said. “We need to get to medical.”

Officer Haynes pointed out a bus parked further down Las Vegas Boulevard and told Officer Cook that it would be their next point of cover.

“C’mon move!” he commanded.

As the officers reached the bus, Officer Haynes pushed onward.

“We’re okay – keep moving – you’re okay,” he told the injured officer as the gunfire continued.

“Yo! I need your car!” Officer Haynes told another officer. “I need your f--king car – he’s shot!”

When he learned that the patrol vehicle didn’t belong to the officer he happened upon, Officer Jaynes loaded up his partner anyway.

“I’m taking this car,” he said just before the pair sped off to the University Medical Center, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

“Talk to me,” Officer Haynes told Officer Cook during the frantic ride. “Tell me stuff.”

“How many girlfriends you got, bro?” he asked the rookie officer.

“One,” Officer Cook replied. “Her name’s Jordan.”

“Only one?” the senior officer fired back. “She sexy?”

“Yeah, she is,” Officer Cook responded.

Officer Haynes then asked him what things Jordan liked.

“She likes me,” the injured officer offered.

Officer Haynes asked Officer Cook what he thought about being a police officer.

“You love this s--t?” he asked his trainee.

“It’s the best,” Officer Cook responded.

As the patrol vehicle neared the medical center, Officer Haynes made a confession.

“You wanna know something, Brady?” he said. “I’m a little jealous that you caught that round and I didn’t, my brother. I’m proud of you…This is a f--king war story.”

Officer Cook later said that his arm felt “like a noodle” after he was shot, but he felt nothing but adrenaline.

“I just saw blood gushing everywhere,” he said.

You can watch bodycam footage of the dramatic scene in the video below:

Comments (15)
No. 1-15

Unbelievable video! Great reaction from Officer Haynes.


"'We actually drew the fire off of the crowd so that other people could get out,' Officer Cook later told FOX News." Stories and quotes like this are why I'm so proud to be a police wife. And why it's also so terrifying!

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

this would be a better story if police provided similar services for any of the civilians who were shot.


How can anyone criticize LEOs in this situation? The bullets were raining down. Bless the training officer for protecting this rookie. I hope they are both faring well after that horrific night.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

@LEO301: that is an inspring story of courage -- thanks for linking it.


I personally know one of the LVMPD officers, worked with him before he left our department to go to Vegas. He was there that night, he said every damn one of those officers and other personnel on the scene that night gave 150% or more!! Something like this is a true test on someone in public safety, even up to the dispatchers who were taking calls and on the radio's.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

How many bleeding civilians got a ride to the hospital in a police car?

Old Hawg
Old Hawg

"You just lie there and bleed, rookie. I've got to find a wounded citizen to take to the hospital to keep Burgers Allday happy."

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

@Old Hawg: that was not a responsive answer.


@Burgers Allday Just because CNN doesn't report on it doesn't mean it doesn't happen. Instead of complain about police, join and make a difference.


@Burgers Allday @Old Hawg I have to agree with Old Hawg on this one.


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