6 officers recognized for evacuating residents before downtown Nashville explosion

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[From Top L to Bottom R] Officer Brenna Hosey, Officer Richard Luellen, Officer Michael Sipos, Officer Amanda Topping, Officer James Wells, Sergeant Timothy Miller. (Source: Metro Nashville Police Department)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Six Nashville police officers have been recognized for evacuating people and saving lives before Friday morning’s RV explosion.

[From Top L to Bottom R] Officer Brenna Hosey, Officer Richard Luellen, Officer Michael Sipos, Officer Amanda Topping, Officer James Wells, Sergeant Timothy Miller. (Source: Metro Nashville Police Department)

The officers recognized include:

  • Officer Brenna Hosey, who has been with the department for 4 years
  • Officer James Luellen, who has been with the department for 3 years
  • Officer Michael Sipos, who has been with the department for 16 months
  • Officer Amanda Topping, who has been with the department for 21 months
  • Officer James Wells, who has been with the department for 21 months
  • Sergeant Timothy Miller, who has been with the department for 11 years

At around 6:30 a.m. Friday morning, an RV exploded near the intersection of 2nd Avenue and Commerce Street.

Police say officers were initially in the area investigating a shots fired call when the explosion happened. Three people have been taken to the hospital with non-critical injuries. The explosion is believed to have been an intentional act.

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