Tennessee Titans Honor First Responders from Nashville Explosion

By Faye Higbee

The Tennessee Titans football team will honor the six Nashville first responders who ran toward danger on Christmas Day. They have placed decals on their helmets which read “615 strong”, which is the Nashville area code, and the “six” is in blue to honor the six officers.

When Twitter users saw the video put out by the team, some suggested that they create a t-shirt with the “615 Strong” emblem and use the money for local businesses affected by the explosion. The Team responded with “In the works.”

Several people also suggested that the decals themselves become permanent, with some even requesting one for themselves.

Screenshot via Tennessee Titans

The Tennessee Titans use 615 as their Tennesee Tough campaign. The area code for Nashville lends itself to different ideas for advertising that is less in-your-face than the usual NFL politics.

From the team website:

Celebrate 615

Monday, June 15, 2020 was a day of celebration. While we used this day to give back to the community, show love to our city and recognize the diversity of cultures that call Nashville home, it doesn’t stop there.

We encourage the Nashville community to join us in honoring the 615 spirit year-round. As a salute to the Nashville community and its resilience through many recent challenges, we encourage fans to participate in random acts of kindness and volunteerism in the community.

Tennessee Titans website

The six officers heard the recording coming from the RV parked in front of the AT&T building that warned of an exposion, and immediately ran to evacuate as much of the surrounding area as possible. It was their actions that officials say saved countless lives on Christmas morning.

As we have previously reported, the officers are left to right top row: Brenna Hosey, Sgt James Luellen, Michael Sipos. Bottom row: Amanda Topping, James Wells, Timothy Miller

The Titans will kickoff against Texas on Sunday at 3:25 p.m. local time.


Featured photo: screenshot via Twitter – Tennessee Titans video

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