Las Vegas Police Officer Killed in Shooting Remembered at Vigil

The shooting killed at least 58 people and wounded more than 500 people

A Facebook post from a Las Vegas police officer has caught the attention of tens of thousands online after his emotional response and unique perspective into a tragic day. That was the epitome of who Charles was.

Hartfield, 34, was known as a selfless, respected leader who brought out the best in his players, said Stan King, whose son played football for Hartfield.

Hartfield, who leaves behind a son and daughter, was attending Route 91 Harvest festival in Las Vegas when he and 57 others were gunned down in what is now the deadliest shooting in modern US history.

A friend of Hartfield's, Troy Rhett, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that he attempted contacting Hartfield after hearing the news Sunday and didn't get a response.

Others shared their admiration for Hartfield on social media.

Coach Charles. I can't believe the news right now.

"He is the ideal American", LVMPD Sgt. Ryan Fryman said. Also, one Nevada Guard Airman was injured while running from the attack, and her injuries are non-life threatening.




While selflessly saving the lives of others, he was fatally struck by a bullet.

"Sgt. 1st Class Hartfield epitomizes everything good about America", said Brig.

Witnesses reported that at first they though the gunshots were fireworks, but quickly realized that someone was shooting from an undetermined location.

"Then while I'm sitting there eating my much-anticipated Chipotle on my lunch break, radio broadcast... active shooter at the Mandalay Bay Hotel".

Hartfield was a "gentle giant", according to a statement from the Nevada Army National Guard. A family reunification center is located at 400 S. MLK Blvd.in building B, Las Vegas, Nev., 89106.

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