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Metro Council recognizes officers who responded to Christmas Day bombing

Council approves resolution honoring officers
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Posted at 9:16 PM, Jan 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-05 22:16:30-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Metro Council members are the latest to praise the efforts of the six Metro Police Officers who were first to respond to the scene of the Christmas day bombing.

Tuesday night, council members voted unanimously to approve a resolution honoring the officers and expressing gratitude to all the first responders who assisted at the scene.

Several Metro Council members praised the officers before the vote.

Sgt. Timothy Miller, one of the six officers, attended the council meeting with his family. He spoke briefly after the resolution was approved, and got emotional while discussing his fellow officers.

"This is a tragic incident," said Sgt. Miller "I thank God I’m here with my family, and all my officers are okay. No lives were lost that day. It's been tremendous, and I thank everyone for their support and for this honor."

Metro Police Chief John Drake was also present at the meeting.

City officials said the officers showed up to a "shots fired" call on 2nd Avenue around 5:30 Christmas morning. Upon arrival, an RV on the street played a recording and countdown, saying the vehicle contained a bomb and warning everyone to leave the area. The officers helped several people evacuate before the RV exploded shortly after, around 6:30 a.m.