Woman who survived Las Vegas shooting becomes officer

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A woman who survived the mass shooting in Las Vegas less than a year ago has been sworn in as the newest member of the Springfield Police Department.

The Register Guard reports that as Lauren Card fled the bullets last October, she suddenly felt calm and safe as she saw police officers rushing in to help.

The 23-year-old now says she wants to help other victims feel the same positive feelings.

Card is one of three female officers in the department, after two women recently retired, out of 69 sworn officers.

A fourth female officer has been hired but has yet to begin work.

Card will go to the police academy in Salem in October.

Until then, she’s training in Springfield and will begin patrolling with another officer next week.