Shreveport police Cpl. Calvin Watts was working across from the Pentagon when a plane crashed into it September 11th, 2001.
He and hundreds of others watched in disbelief.
"Bodies falling down from the building and from the plane. It was like you see something bad, but you can't help at all," said Cpl. Watts.
Watts says he and everyone else who was working in the Navy Annex that morning ran outside to the Arlington National Cemetery. He says he felt helpless in all the chaos.
"Words cannot describe it. You just want to go help and do whatever you can," said Watts.
Watts says he knew many of those who died in the attack.
"Not by name, but I've seen them. I played basketball with them, I worked out with them. We went running together. It was a close-knit," said Watts.
Watts moved to Shreveport two years later and began working with the Shreveport Police Department.
"I used to guard my country, now I'm guarding my city here in Shreveport. It's a good learning experience," said Watts.