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San Bernardino cop calms employees during office shooting

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Thursday, December 3, 2015, 11:00 AM

Scene from inside building at San Bernardino shooting

San Bernardino Police confirmed that at least 14 people are dead and 17 people have been injured in the mass shooting in San Bernardino Wednesday. Police say there were up to three suspects who may have left the area in a dark-colored SUV. “They came prepared to do what they did as if they were on a mission,” said San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan.Gabi Flores gave us permission to post this video from inside the Inland Regional Center, where the shooting took place. She is Consumer Services Coordinator there. In the video, you can see an officer leading the group to safety. At one point, he says: “Try to relax, try to relax. I’ll take a bullet before you do, that’s for damn sure.”Here’s everything we know so far: http://kp.cc/1NHW0Qj

Posted by KPCC on Wednesday, December 2, 2015

A composed California cop dispatched to one of nation’s worst mass shootings promised to save the terrified office workers he was sent to protect — even if it cost him his life.

“I’ll take a bullet before you do, that’s for damn sure,” the unidentified officer told a panicked group of people trapped inside San Bernardino’s Inland Regional Center. “Try to relax, everyone. Try to relax.”F

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Video from inside the San Bernardino office where 14 people were killed showed officers walking people to safety and offering reassuring words.KPCC via Facebook

Video from inside the San Bernardino office where 14 people were killed showed officers walking people to safety and offering reassuring words.

The clip — recorded by one of the employees and obtained by KPCC — showed heavily armed officers leading the workers to safety moments after a killer couple stormed the center and slaughtered 14 people during an office holiday party.

Meanwhile, a second video from the resulting police chase showed the force required to catch the murderous duo.

San Bernardino County health department employees gathered at the center, a state-run facility for people with developmental disabilities, on Wednesday morning for a holiday celebration. Midway through the cheerful occasion, county health worker Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, stormed the complex and opened fire, officials said.

The killer couple, clad in matching military garb and toting assault rifles, fled after the horrific shooting, prompting officials to launch a massive manhunt across the county.

Syed Rizwan Farook (pictured) and his wife were killed in a shootout with cops after the attack.

Syed Rizwan Farook (pictured) and his wife were killed in a shootout with cops after the attack.

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Cops caught up with Farook and Malik hours later, spotting their getaway SUV on a quiet residential San Bernardino street about 2 miles away from the shooting scene.

A gun battle between the killers and cops erupted, killing both suspects and injuring one of the 21 officers.

Another video recorded by a neighbor on the street showed the swarm of police officers chasing the fleeing SUV. A wave of gun shots was heard as police cruisers surrounded the getaway car.

Police officers conduct a manhunt after a mass shooting in San Bernardino, California.MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS

Police officers conduct a manhunt after a mass shooting in San Bernardino, California.

Authorities are trying to determine a motive, which could include workplace violence or terrorism.

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mwagner@nydailynews.com

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