By Ray Rivera
The International Herald Tribune
NEWTOWN, Conn. — The stories of those first on the scene at the killings of 20 students in Connecticut in December reveal the deep stress that lingers.
The gunfire ended; now it was so quiet they could hear broken glass and bullet casings scrape under their boots. The smell of gunpowder filled the air. The officers turned down their radios: if there was still a shooter, they did not want to give away their position.
Newtown cops recount horrific scene for first time