AZ DPS Sargeant Helps Las Vegas Victims

An Arizona Department of Public Safety sergeant came to the aid of victims and authorities during the deadly shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival.

Sgt. Alan Haywood, a 17-year AZDPS  veteran, was in Las Vegas for an Honor Guard Detail when a gunman opened fire on the concert crowd.  Sgt. Haywood, who was in uniform, tried to respond to the scene.  He came across a truck in the  emergency lane of northbound I-15, where he found four people, one injured and one already dead in the bed of the pickup.  Haywood escorted the pickup to Spring Valley Medical Center.   "You're never really prepared for it.  It does take a toll emotionally" said Sgt. Haywood.

While at the hospital, Sgt. Haywood was notified that two AZDPS  employees were injured and at a hospital across town.  He then assisted them by making sure families were notified  and acted as a liaison between Nevada authorities and AZDPS. The two  injured employees were off-duty and on their own time while at the  concert.  

Colonel Frank Milstead  said, “As Sgt. Haywood’s actions show,  troopers are ready to act at any time and any place. They are trained  this way and are dedicated to protecting human life. Many true heroes  showed their faces on the night of October 1st, and they won’t be  forgotten."

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