‘I Believe in Heroes’: Downtown Features Mural Honoring Police Who Responded to Nashville Bombing


Downtown Nashville now features a mural honoring the six police officers who evacuated residents ahead of the Christmas Day bombing. Sergeant Timothy Miller and officers Brenna Hosey, Amanda Topping, Tyler Luellen, Michael Sipos, James Wells are depicted on a rendition of the famed “I Believe in Nashville” mural series. Their version of the mural reads, “I Believe in Heroes.”

The mural is located at the corner of 2nd Avenue and Broadway, just ahead of the site of the bombing. The street is still blocked off due to the wreckage being cleared away. The groups behind the popular Instagram pages dedicated to the Nashville community and the “I Believe in Nashville” mural series painted the mural with the permission of the building owner, Hard Rock Cafe Nashville. The mural is expected to remain until the window underneath is replaced. After that, it will be framed and hung inside the building.

The Nashville community Instagram page added that all profits from their online store and two in-person stores – located in the Mall at Green Hills Mall and Opry Hills shopping center – will be donated to businesses and individuals impacted by the bombing.

The six officers initially responded to the reports of shots fired in downtown Nashville early Christmas morning. They began evacuating residents after they heard the bomb warning emitting from the RV’s speakers. The man held responsible for the bombing, Anthony Warner, was reported to police for purportedly building bombs in his RV by his ex-girlfriend last year. However, police stated that they never found any evidence to corroborate the report.

Three days after the bombing, the Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD) released Sipos’ body camera footage documenting the incident.

MNPD reported that they will continue to keep portions of the bombing area closed off to the public due to structural hazards. Officials shared that the area from 2nd Avenue North to Commerce and Church streets will be the last to reopen.

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Corinne Murdock is a reporter at The Tennessee Star and the Star News Network. Follow her latest on Twitter, or email tips to [email protected].






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2 Thoughts to “‘I Believe in Heroes’: Downtown Features Mural Honoring Police Who Responded to Nashville Bombing”

  1. Julie

    Mayor Cooper laughing his head off in an interview and 48 hours for the FBI to follow up with all leads and make a conclusion. I still don’t know why the bomber gave two homes to some woman out in Cali. This bombing is already starting to show up in some documents as an effort to destroy evidence from the GA 11/3 election. Enough with this stuff already.

  2. ArKane

    Looks great. At least it will until the next Antifa/BLM protest. I’m sure they’ll do some spray can Photo Shopping.