Raphael Taylor says DART officer Misty McBride protected him from the sniper on Thursday night
A man is looking to thank one of the police officers who was shot during the deadly sniper shooting in Dallas on Thursday night. He claims that he is alive because of Dallas Area Rapid Transit officer Misty McBride.
Raphael Taylor spoke to NBC DFW about McBride’s heroism.
“The officer, the lady officer seen the gunfire, tired to run over and help us and ended up being shot,” he told the new station. “She saved my life.”
McBride survived gunshot wounds in her abdomen and arm, and was reportedly discharged from Baylor Medical Center on Saturday night, according to the news station. Taylor said he has a message for her.
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“I want to tell her, ‘Thank you,’ ” he said. “‘And I hope that you get better. I hope you’re well. And I hope that God [is] with you.'”
McBride was one of seven people injured in the shooting, which occurred during an otherwise peaceful Black Lives Matter protest. Five other police officers – Brent Thompson, Patrick Zamarripa, Michael Krol, Michael Smith and Lorne Ahrens – were killed and seven others were injured. To date, the shooting marks the deadliest incident for U.S. law enforcement since Sept. 11, 2001.