Las Vegas Hero Reunites With the Off-Duty Officer Who Saved Him

Jonathan Smith risked his own life to pull people to safety during the Las Vegas shooting. But after he got hit, a cop saved him.

By Ryan McMahon

The still healing from the horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas. But stories of heroism and bravery in the face of danger show how tragedy reveals the best of humanity.
When the shooting started, concertgoer Jonathan Smith risked his life to save over 30 people who remained in the line of fire. Suddenly, Smith was shot twice, once in the arm and once in the neck.

Immediately, Smith felt Tom McGrath, an off-duty police officer and fellow concertgoer, putting pressure on his neck to help stop the bleeding. Smith told McGrath he didn’t want to die, and McGrath reassured him that everything would be okay.

CNN reconnected the two heros in an emotional interview. Smith fought back tears and maintained that he is no hero and only did what anyone else would do. Throughout the interview, Smith referred to McGrath as his “brother.”

“He never left my side at all,” Smith said.

McGrath said Smith “inspires him” and showed “tremendous bravery.”

Watch the emotional reunion below.





I live in Las Vegas and was devastated by this tragic event. But it was wonderful to see our community come together and help in so many ways. The first responders deserve so much credit for a job well done. The concert goers that was brave enough to help each other goes to show you people do care. Please don't be afraid to visit our wonderful city because of this tragic event. Vegas is a wonderful place with so many caring people. This could of happened any where. I am so very proud of my city. We pray for the people who lost their lives and also to the ones that are in the hospital getting excellent care. And to those who were at the concert and having a terrible time coping since this happened. We are #vegasstrong

jodeelee on 2017-10-24 09:05:39

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