Two Officers Shot On Duty

While two police officers were sitting in their car on duty doing nothing, a man came up and shot them both. The man was 24 while the woman was 31 and a mother of a 6 year old. Even though the woman was shot, she was able to call in for help. One deputy was shot in the head and the other in the face, they were also both shot in the chest. The gunman (black man) is around the age of 28-30, was last seen wearing dark clothing, leaving in a black four-door sedan headed towards Willowbrook Avenue. The reward for information that leads to an arrest or conviction is $100,000. 

 

This shooting has caused political statements from Trump and Biden, both saying complete opposite things. On one hand, Trump says “Animals that must be hit hard” while Biden says, “This cold-blooded shooting is unconscionable and the perpetrator must be brought to justice.” “Violence of any kind is wrong; those who commit it should be caught and punished.” 

 

According to the FBI, last year there were 44 police officers that were killed on duty. The amount of officers on duty killed “declined” 75% between 1970-2016. Since 1910, the number of officers killed have been over 100 every year. The total number of offices killed since 1786 – 2018 is 21,910. The average deaths per year is 158; the average assaults per year is 49,500; the average assaults with injuries per year is 13,659. The numbers don’t stop growing, and could get worse. 

 

When the ambulance showed up with the two police officers, there was a riot going on at the entrance chanting “we hope they die”. 2 protesters were arrested because of lack of standing down after being asked to repeatedly by police officers. Miami Police Chief George Colina and Craig denounced the protesters at the hospital. – “When you think about what happened there in L.A. County, the fact that you have two officers sitting in a car, they are ambushed, they are shot for no reason other than wearing a uniform, then you show up at a hospital and you chant, ‘We hope you die,’ while you block the entrance of the hospital, depriving people of medical services, it’s such a lack of humanity.” 

These 2 officers had graduated from their academy 14 years ago and have become great officers. They went into surgery on Sunday and even though they were shot multiple times, they have a high chance of recovery. The shooter has not been caught yet but they are still looking for him and/or any information on him. People want justice to be done, the families of these two police officers, want justice to be done. The female police officer is a very strong fighter, while helping the male police officer with stopping his blood from rushing out, she was able to call for help. These two police officers have survived something tragic and needs justice.