NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Six Metro Nashville police officers were honored at the start of the Titans vs. Ravens wild card game on Sunday. The officers are credited for evacuating people in the Second Avenue N. area before an RV exploded on Christmas Day.
Right before kickoff, Officers Brenna Hosey, Tyler Luellen, Michael Sipos, Amanda Topping, James Wells and Sergeant Timothy Miller were honored as 12th Titans and plunged the Titans sword of honor to get the game started.
The officers were given a standing ovation for their service.
Team officials said while they can't ever thank the officers enough, it's a privilege to have the opportunity to honor them.
“While we can never thank these officers enough for their heroic acts, it is an absolute privilege to have the opportunity to honor them at the game on Sunday,” said Titans president and CEO Burke Nihill. “We are grateful for their service to our community and appreciate that we’ll have them on-site to support the team.”
Officer Wells said the response on Christmas morning was a team effort and is just honored to stand alongside his fellow officers.
The players will also wear the "615 Strong" decal on their helmets to honor not only the first responders but as a sign of the city's resilience as well.
The "6" is highlighted in Titan light blue in their honor.