Watch: Shetamia Taylor Recounts the Horrors of Being Shot in Dallas Ambush While Protecting Her Children

Watch: Shetamia Taylor Recounts the Horrors of Being Shot in Dallas Ambush While Protecting Her Children

Here's what she had to say about the cop who saved her life.

Published July 11th

Last week, we told you about 37 year-old Shetamia Taylor, one of the civilians shot during the Dallas ambush. While attempting to show her children the power of peaceful protest, shots rang out and Taylor used her body to create a shield between the bullets and her children; however, she was shot in the leg during the process.

After being shot in the leg, Taylor fell on top of her children. An officer approached her and her kids and when he saw that she was injured, he got on top of all of them and acted as a human barrier. When the shots let up, the officer carried her into the squad car and rushed her and her children to the hospital.

Now that she has been released from the hospital, Taylor is speaking out about that terrifying evening and the heroic acts of the officer that saved her.

During a press conference at Baylor University Medical Center, Taylor spoke to reporters about what she remembers about that night.

"I'd never been in a situation like that before," Taylor said. "It was just hundreds of rounds. I've never heard anything like that before. It was just shots all around.” Taylor began to sob as she talked about the five officers who were killed during the shooting. She expressed that she always respected their police administration and was saddened by the events that took place.

"I'm so thankful for the Dallas Police Department," she said. "They had no regard for their own life. They stayed there with us... I've never seen anything like that. The way they just came around us and guarded us like that."

Watch a portion of the press conference below. The whole interview can be seen here

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: The Dallas Morning News via youtube)

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