Two OC Sheriff's deputies being hailed as heroes in wake of Las Vegas shooting


The photo of two Orange County Sheriff's deputies alongside Las Vegas police...facing off against an unknown shooter has gone viral.

In it, Deputy Garrett Eggert is seen on the ground holding a borrowed weapon. Deputy Brandon Mundy is taking cover behind the patrol car.

"Once I got my friends to safety I ran back [to the scene] and identified myself as an off duty sheriff's deputy. They handed me a shotgun they had and quickly briefed me," says Eggert.

While Eggert was guarding the perimeter, Brandon Mundy was helping the wounded. When a man performing CPR next to him was then shot, Mundy took off his shirt to plug the wound and realized he needed to take cover. "I had no shirt on and I was crawling to get out of the hot zone," says Mundy. "Once I got behind that info and I looked over and said that guy looks familiar and I see him with shotgun and I said 'Eggert?'"

Both deputies had worked together but didn't realize they were at the same concert that night.

They both stayed at the scene to help save lives with their training. "I knew it was an active shooter and they needed to eliminate the threat first before they could tend to the wounded," says Eggert.

"One minute you had the whole crowd singing 'God Bless America' and then the moment hits and you're just never going to be prepared for that," says Mundy.

Eggert and Mundy hope the photo shows that law enforcement is always on the job. On or off duty.

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