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Las Vegas Shooting

A gunman opened fire on 22,000 Las Vegas concert attendees from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on Sunday, Oct. 1. At least 58 people were killed and more than 500 people were injured.

Police1 coverage of the Las Vegas active shooter spanned breaking news to recommendations on how police and communities can harden soft targets from active shooter attacks, why public safety agencies need to develop integrated response plans to acts of mass violence, best practices for event security, and perspectives from the Police1 advisory board on how the Route 91 Harvest festival shooting changed special event response.

An officer recounts responding to the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooter – and shares why we must focus as much on emotional trauma as we do active shooter response tactics
Even if a detailed plan for every contingency isn’t possible, just having the idea of what might happen can lessen the shock and improve response
Read about ‘next-level’ drag racing, police leaders’ heartbroken reactions to a mass shooting, and more from this week’s news
“None of the individuals on the target list became a victim,” Sheriff Kevin McMahill said
Sheriff McMahill: “If we take care of our responders better than we ever have, they’re going to take care of this community better than they ever have”
“I just felt like it was time for law enforcement to be bold and to have a real conversation about the fact that this job impacts us in ways that are so negative,” Clark County Sheriff Kevin McMahill said
Steven Paddock lost over $1.5M, became obsessed with firearms and distanced himself from family in the months leading up to the massacre
“I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t scared. It didn’t hinder anyone on my team’s actions. We did what we had to do.”
Five years after the Route 91 Harvest festival shooting, first responders have access to a 50,000-square-foot high-tech tactical training center
The four-part series includes stories from first responders and new footage from the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history
Cell phone photos taken by LEOs after the Route 91 Harvest music festival shooting spurred changes to Las Vegas Metro PD’s policies on photographing crime scenes
Sgt. Ashton Packe (Ret.) says the gunman’s fumble prevented a horrific massacre from being even worse
“It’s always emotional,” a survivor said. “The fact that we’ve come together and not let evil win is so amazing”
Officer Cordell Hendrex is due to return to work March 21 following an arbitrator’s ruling in his bid to get his job back
Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said his department has enacted 84 of 93 recommendations
Here are the events and technologies the P1 team and our readership viewed as having the most significant impact on the profession in the last decade
Law enforcement agencies that respond to large-sized events must recalibrate their approach to security
The agency provides 93 recommendations in a newly released after-action review
The lawsuit is the latest case to challenge a federal law shielding gun manufacturers from liability
Union does not believe the officer should have been fired and is fighting to get him reinstated
Police concluded that the shooter acted alone and was not inspired by an outside group or ideology
A Nevada fire chief says he wants to bypass state lawmakers to get changes made
While FBI found no “single or clear motivating factor” to why the gunman opened fire, he may have been seeking to follow in his father’s criminal footsteps
Fifty-eight people died and hundreds were injured when a gunman fired weapons into an open-air concert in Las Vegas
Also among statements from 18 of the hundreds of officers who responded to the shooting were accounts of police forming attack teams
We might want SWAT at every public venue, but we just don’t have the money and resources to do it
The money from the Justice Department will defray costs of counseling, therapy, rehabilitation, trauma recovery and legal aid for thousands of people affected by the massacre
NFPA 3000 is a framework for preparing fire departments, EMS agencies, law enforcement and communities for active shooter incident response and recovery