HOUSTON (FOX 26) - A member of Texas law enforcement, among the over 500 injured in the deadly Las Vegas shooting, is speaking about his experience.
You could say Bruce Ure has toured several Texas cities, working in the fire and/or police departments. His job has moved him to Missouri City, Webster, Friendswood and most recently Seguin, Texas.
His instinct to help, however, isn't limited to just those cities. Bruce was in Las Vegas on Sunday. He was at the Route 91 Harvest Fest.
"You're scared. I mean you're scared to death, but nobody wants to die. I didn't want to die," says Chief Deputy Bruce Ure of the Seguin, Texas Police Department.
Chief Deputy Ure was at the Jason Aldean concert, hanging out near the VIP section, closest to Mandalay Bay where the shooter was positioned.
"If you were going to do something bad, that's the night to do it because it was just going to be packed," says Chief Deputy Ure. "He was shooting so fast you couldn't count them. My estimate is that there were over 500 rounds shot."
The Chief Deputy continues, "so I hit the deck and that's when another round came by and came about 8 inches from my head and that's when it sliced my finger a little bit."
It was then that Chief Deputy Ure knew he had to move, and while dealing with a hand wound another man with a leg injury was in need of help. That's when the member of Texas law enforcement sprang into action.
"So me and this other guy grabbed the guy, drug him across the street and put a tourniquet on him. He was in bad shape," says Chief Deputy Ure.
"That's Bruce. I mean that's the training he's had not only as a firefighter, but as a police officer," says Missouri City Mayor Allen Owen. Chief Deputy Ure worked in Missouri City for 19 years.
"There were so many heroes there that night. Oh my gosh. People that didn't know other people. They were holding them, dragging them, trying to stop the bleeding," says Chief Deputy Ure.