AUSTIN, Texas - The deputy chief of the Seguin Police Department made it back to Texas on Tuesday night.
He was among the 500 people injured in the Las Vegas massacre. Before making it out, he did all that he could to help save lives.
Deputy Police Chief Bruce Ure flew into Austin on Tuesday, something he didn't think would happen. In his mind, he thought he would die Sunday night.
Although off-duty, when gunshots erupted Sunday night, Seguin Deputy Police Chief Bruce Ure sprung into action. He did what he does best - protect and serve.
"I put the lady with the back injury up in the passenger seat, the chest injury behind the driver. I get in and seat the victim, the guy with a shot in the leg, so I can hold the tourniquet and keep tightening it. Then the lady with the chest injury, I've got to hold her bleeding," said Deputy Chief Bruce Ure, Seguin Police Department.
Ure helped deliver three victims to the hospital that night with the help of a kind driver. They raced against the clock which kept them alive. That is just one story of heroism to come out of this horrible tragedy.
"I still get choked up over it because seeing people, ordinary people, help people they didn't even know it's not like I'm just helping them across the street. These people are bleeding so bad that the grass in the 20x30 area looks like it's spray-painted red," said Deputy Chief Ure.
Ure shows us the chaos through pictures and videos, saying the people were being chased by bullets.
"This guy wanted to kill people. He wasn't just shooting out there, he was zooming in on the people. I estimate there were probably 500 rounds shot, at least 500 rounds. Like I say, you really believe you're going to die. That doesn't mean you're not going to try but, I really believed that was it for quite a few of us," said Deputy Chief Ure.
As a law enforcement officer for 33 years, Ure says no one could have prepared for something like this.
"That was just second nature, when I heard the sound. The problem was, police officers are taught to get down. But, when someone's shooting from up above you, get down is a really bad idea and I can prove that," said Deputy Chief Ure.
Ure suffered a minor injury to his right hand from a piece of bullet shrapnel, which he'll recover from. Emotionally, he said he'll recover by focusing on the heroes he saw that night.
Ure lives in Lakeway but works for the Seguin Police Department. He plans to be back at work on Thursday.