Rochester/Webster, N.Y. - For the first time we're hearing from one of the Webster police officers credited with saving lives during the Christmas Eve ambush on WWFD first responders.
When William Spengler opened fire early on December 24, it was Officer Mark Reed who shot back.
His fellow officers credit Reed with saving lives by interrupting Spengler.
Reed says he was just doing his job. A job that he loves. "This is what I signed up to do. I'm thankful to be alive. I'm thankful to be here. It's something I enjoy doing and will continue to do," he said. “It's been a long couple months. As a department, I think we're pulling together, and we're getting through this."
Reed was awarded the Paul Harris Fellow Honors by The Webster Rotary Club.
"It's humbling on my end,” he said. “It's a huge organization, and I'm very thankful.”
Reed has worked for the Webster Police Department since 2009.