MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Twin Cities hero helped kick off Saturday night’s Wild game at Xcel Energy Center.
Minneapolis Park Police Officer Justin Brown dropped the puck with his wife Britney in the game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.READ MORE: Russell, Towns Lead Wolves To Rare Win At Milwaukee
Brown was in Las Vegas for his honeymoon with his wife, who is a 911 dispatcher, when the deadly concert shooting took place.READ MORE: Whitecaps Jump To 5th Place With 2-0 Win Over Loons
During the massacre, he kept watch at the door of a crowded bar, keeping everyone safe inside. His wife went person to person to make sure they were OK as they struggled to reach people still at the concert.
The bar belonged to John Rich, of Big and Rich fame. Rich even gave Brown his gun during the time of the attack.MORE NEWS: 'We Do Have It Handled': Amazon's Shakopee Fulfillment Center Preps For Holiday Shopping Surge
In a statement to WCCO, Rich said he was thankful Officer Brown was there and willing to jump into action.