It has been a tough week for U.S. and Canadian Law Enforcement with many shot and killed in a week alone. As far as we are concerned, it is one too many.
“Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.” – Michael J. Fox
While we mourn those in the Fire Service, we are adding Police to our prayers and thoughts to those who have been lost.
Today has been especially hard in the LE community (US & Canada) with a total of 12 Law Enforcement Officers/Detective/Sargeant shot since Monday. Seven have lost their lives in a single week.
The suspect, Nicholas Brutcher fired more than 80 rounds at Bristol police officers during last week’s mass shooting ambush, killing Sgt. Dustin Demonte, and Police Officer Alex Hamzy. It was said they were lured by a fake 911 domestic violence call and shot by the suspect during an ambush in front of a home. They both succumbed to their injuries and were killed. A third Officer was also shot but he returned fire and killed the suspect.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Officer Truong Thai, a 23-year veteran was shot and killed on the morning of October 13, 2022, by the Las Vegas strip after Officers, responded to a domestic disturbance at 0100 hours in the early morning hours near Flamingo and University Center Drive. Officer Thai and a civilian were both shot.
Detective Myiesha Stewart was responding to a call for service and was in a shootout with a gunman who shot and killed her during a vehicle pursuit. She was pursuing the suspect after he shot his girlfriend. Det. Stewart was a mom of a three-year-old son.
Raleigh Police (Capital City), North Carolina
Gabriel Torres, 29, a Police officer with the Raleigh Police Department, a U.S. Marine, a husband and father of a two-year-old daughter. He was shot while off-duty and heading to work, according to authorities. Four other innocents were also shot on the same day.
South Simcoe, Canada
2 Constables Devon Northrup and Morgan Russel were shot and killed after responding to an incident at a residence.
One is too many and there has been a significant loss for our LE Friends.
We are so sorry for your losses and for their families. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
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