Officer James Waselkow, a veteran of the war in Afghanistan, says he never expected to see such severe wounds inside the United States.

When he walked up to the theater, he noticed a rifle on the ground.

He remains incredibly proud of the work his fellow officers did that night.

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Hear from eight of the responding police officers who ran in to Theater 9 the night of July 20, 2012, along with so many others, to help rescue the wounded and subdue the shooter. Our story on their story airs Wednesday, July 19, at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m.