The cop embodies what it means to protect and serve. Saving bystanders from bad people.
“That guy was calm, controlled, very professional,” Moore told The Huffington Post on Saturday. “To be in the presence of someone with such command lends an air of assuredness to the people around that things are going to be OK.”
Moore says he was photographing the march, which began close to his downtown apartment, when the firing began. “I turned, saw one officer hit and fall, then the gunfire really opened up,” he said.
He ended up crouching next to a car, alongside three officers, for almost two hours. He was stranded in front of the official police perimeter and unable to move because officers believed the shooter was located inside a nearby garage.
When it came to eventually leaving the area during a break in the gunfire, Moore said the officer he photographed stood up to create a human shield. He got behind and they walked “as hastily as possible” back to the main police line.