Cop Who 'Froze' During Vegas Shooting Fired

Cop Who 'Froze' During Vegas Shooting Fired

A Las Vegas officer who stood frozen during the 2017 massacre has been fired, according to police. Officer Cordell Hendrex hesitated in the hallway of the 31st floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino while above him gunman Stephen Paddock unleashed gunfire on the crowd below at the Route 91 Harvest music festival, killing 58 and injuring hundreds.The shooting is the deadliest in the U.S. in modern-day history. Police union officials say that Hendrex did nothing wrong and want him reinstated.

50 Comments

  1. Leogee and Smokey on May 31, 2021 at 6:31 pm

    Im so lucky and happy that my grandmother didn’t work today she works there at Mandalay Bay we so it on the news im happy she’s ok because she’s nice to everyone



  2. xXmlgamingXx on May 31, 2021 at 6:32 pm

    That’s just awful



  3. Buck His Ops on May 31, 2021 at 6:34 pm

    Don’t make him look like a idiot, he is terrified of loosing his life and dying, he tried his best and called backup



  4. Cyclone on May 31, 2021 at 6:35 pm

    This man is not a coward



  5. alaynac on May 31, 2021 at 6:36 pm

    first day on the job doing that? wow



  6. Malialutu Alofi on May 31, 2021 at 6:37 pm

    I don’t blame him and the security guard that was hiding. I mean even though it’s their job to protect people of course they would be scared of someone holding a weapon that could kill. I mean who wouldn’t. It’s hard to get over our fears and face them. And u can tell that they felt horrible of wat they did bc fear just took over them.



  7. Jennifer Bates on May 31, 2021 at 6:40 pm

    How sad and traumatic.



  8. John Budzinski on May 31, 2021 at 6:40 pm

    Naw if I’m the cop and I hear that I’m going in y is my life more important of the Hundreds he was shooting at I’d have a chance to get him off guard or I could distract him with the door until people cleared out and more back up gets closer I’m not standing there listening to people getting shot at PERIOD.



  9. Drew Berquist on May 31, 2021 at 6:40 pm

    Doesnt matter if you in the streets or in the station. You freeze.. Either shoot or get shot



  10. GueritaJFS on May 31, 2021 at 6:42 pm

    😟This is an officer with human emotions ,he has a rookie officer as back up and yet continues moving forward knowing that he might potentially lose his life to this crazed shooter with an automatic Weapon .
    So again please do Explain to me how that makes him a Coward ???!!
    Its disgusting the way people opine to situations that they would probably chicken out themselves. 😡



  11. Kodah Ray on May 31, 2021 at 6:45 pm

    Coward. Cant even rely on the police and half the country okay eith that LMAOOo



  12. Pee Poop on May 31, 2021 at 6:46 pm

    The hell? This world is full of stupidity! It’s like forcing him to do a suicide misiion!



  13. GoogleIsAPieceOfSh*t on May 31, 2021 at 6:47 pm

    What is he supposed to do walk into the bullets?



  14. Noah Reyna on May 31, 2021 at 6:47 pm

    That’s jacked up. Honestly you don’t understand what that moment is like until you’re there. I don’t think he was a coward.



  15. Cassidy Connelly on May 31, 2021 at 6:47 pm

    That janitor did nothing wrong by hiding he also could of lost his life, his life is just as valuable as the rest



  16. Oddmen Horn on May 31, 2021 at 6:48 pm

    To a war veteran, he is a coward.



  17. Jack Neal on May 31, 2021 at 6:49 pm

    Half of the people calling him a coward would do the same thing if they were in his situation



  18. Steve Drake on May 31, 2021 at 6:49 pm

    I make him (the cop) right think about it 30k a year to walk into someone with x10 to x100 more firepower…. I mean I’m all for saving people but not at the expense of ME!



  19. DeathGun on May 31, 2021 at 6:50 pm

    Imagine being in this position fearing your life and being fired because you were a "coward"



  20. Gold on May 31, 2021 at 6:53 pm

    The people still keep saying that he has 4 people and the shooter is one it doesn’t mean they can take on a automatic gun this isn’t a movie its reality you guys haven’t experienced it yet you guys blaming him what about the other 3 guys why aren’t they helping or comforting him?



  21. Michelle Zuze on May 31, 2021 at 6:53 pm

    Who wouldn’t be scared though?



  22. NotAidan on May 31, 2021 at 6:54 pm

    Why is everyone calling him a coward. What do they expect from a cop with a 9mm pistol against a gun that’s meant to kill. This isn’t rainbow 6 siege(video games) and it’s not smart to rush into a active shooter scenario.



  23. spillzz 123 on May 31, 2021 at 6:56 pm

    God bless stay safe ✝️🙏✝️🙏✝️🙏



  24. Tanoaproductionsfiji on May 31, 2021 at 6:56 pm

    Only fools rush in where angles fear to tread.



  25. Rios Bwa on May 31, 2021 at 6:56 pm

    Those that fired him should be put in situation where they only have a pistol against an assault rifle and see if they have the audacity to still call him a coward



  26. Cohen Brady on May 31, 2021 at 6:58 pm

    I mean I would be frozen if I knew that there was a guy with multiple full auto guns, that had already shot two



  27. kristal Nicole on May 31, 2021 at 6:59 pm

    He’s a coward if he just went MIA while people were dying. He did his job but he was scared. Cause ANYONE would be. !THE SCHOOL SECURITY OFFICER IS A COWARD who was HIDING while kids were being shot to death !



  28. AB 1986 on May 31, 2021 at 7:03 pm

    Its called being smart , I sure wouldn’t of gone into that room with no rookie cop .



  29. Martin C on May 31, 2021 at 7:04 pm

    What has society come to when they start placing people under arrest or in jail just for feeling scared… WTFreak!!!



  30. Gavin Prazak on May 31, 2021 at 7:06 pm

    That’s sad 🙁



  31. Alex Hunter on May 31, 2021 at 7:06 pm

    He is a coward. And should be jailed for doing nothing. Wanting to be a cop. But then when faced with a difficult situation all the sudden you don’t want the responsibilities of being a cop.



  32. Joe Castanon on May 31, 2021 at 7:06 pm

    He is a coward!!!!!



  33. spillzz 123 on May 31, 2021 at 7:06 pm

    Rest In Peace to everyone that passed ✝️🙏✝️🙏✝️🙏



  34. B&O5300 on May 31, 2021 at 7:06 pm

    I get what he’s going through because nobody wants to be a hero and by doing so sacrificing their own lives saving others because Paddock was heavily armed could’ve gunned down those cops in an instant.



  35. PF Owen on May 31, 2021 at 7:06 pm

    I would be scared as well you cannot be not scared



  36. Deon Ambrose on May 31, 2021 at 7:07 pm

    If the police officer were to challenge the shooter, the officer would stand no chance.



  37. darrell esquivel on May 31, 2021 at 7:08 pm

    Thank god



  38. Ramons Media Blog on May 31, 2021 at 7:10 pm

    I don’t blame him it’s not a fair fire fight. I would’ve froze to if I didn’t have a shield or a high power rifle in my hand.



  39. Michael Warne on May 31, 2021 at 7:10 pm

    Typical cowardly cops. He let innocent people be murdered bc he wouldn’t uphold his oath



  40. Josie Posie on May 31, 2021 at 7:14 pm

    He is



  41. Tony B on May 31, 2021 at 7:15 pm

    A hand gun vs a full automatic machine gun.



  42. native lands on May 31, 2021 at 7:16 pm

    not a coward a real coward runs away you never walk in in heat you wait until he empty that weapon then charge in with backup why play hero get killed leave family alone not worth it.



  43. Nikhil Sharma on May 31, 2021 at 7:17 pm

    It’s his job if he couldn’t move then that’s the time for Him to retire no offense in the critical moment ur reflexes or timing is matter the most no offense



  44. Rain Kay on May 31, 2021 at 7:17 pm

    Wait….this cop has one hand gun. The shooter had an automatic….



  45. Gel Sm on May 31, 2021 at 7:17 pm

    Wtf is wrong with people? He’s not a damn coward



  46. Boy Human on May 31, 2021 at 7:20 pm

    Too be honest most people wouldve feel the same in this kind situation
    (Idk about most of police tough)



  47. Sebastian Castaneda on May 31, 2021 at 7:21 pm

    If ur an officer you should know it come with the job always in danger n possible death ..coward I wouldn’t say scare yes



  48. A. LARAY A. MARIANA on May 31, 2021 at 7:22 pm

    He was OUTGUNNED, NOT A COWARD, a SMART SURVIVOR!!!



  49. Q li on May 31, 2021 at 7:22 pm

    This is sad



  50. Gary Fishburne on May 31, 2021 at 7:24 pm

    Typical Cowardice