In a single day, 13 police officers were shot in the United States, with a dangerous 24-hour period lasting less than a month that was lethal to officers.
Five officers died in February, including one shot by an attacker on the campus of Bridgewater College in Virginia, and another from a heart attack after reacting to a disturbance at a facility correctional facilities in North Carolina.
In Frederick, Maryland, two officers were answering a call from a suspicious person near a Boscov department store.
Officers Bryan Snyder, 43, and Kristen Kowalsky, 32, were shot in the upper body; The suspect, Dominique Lamarr Lewis, 25 years old, was shoot also.
A helicopter transported both the officer and the suspect to the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. All three are expected to recover.
In New Mexico, an officer was shot after a chase on State Route 333.
When approached by staff at a gas station, the suspect crashed his Cadillac into a patrol car, then crashed into a guardrail after a chase.
Both suspects abandoned the car and walked away, the male suspect shot the officer. The officer was treated and discharged from the hospital.
A Pennsylvania SWAT officer was saved by his bulletproof vest while executing a drug arrest warrant on West Lehigh Avenue in Philadelphia.
Inside suspect is reported shot through the wallattack SWAT officer.
The officer was treated and released and the suspect was arrested at the scene.
“Thank God our brave SWAT officer will make a physical recovery from this cowardly attack,” Philadelphia Police Department Commissioner Danielle Outlaw tweeted.
“Encouraged, violent criminals seem to think it’s open season for the community and our officers. It’s sick and it has to stop! I’m proud of our officers. us; we will not back down!”
The highest total number of casualties came from a brutal shooting in Arizona Injured 9 officers.
The conflict broke out when officers answered a call in South Phoenix, where a woman is said to have been shot inside a house.
According to police, the suspected gunman is said to have invited first responders inside before he opened fire.
“The suspect ambushed him with a gun and shot him multiple times,” Sgt. Andy Williams told reporters at the scene.
At some point during the stalemate, an unidentified man walked out of the house with a baby girl and placed her in a bassinet outside the house before raising his hand to surrender to the police.
Sergeant Williams recounted: “A grown man came to the door holding an infant, an infant.
After the man handed over the baby and himself, the suspect opened fire on the officers from inside the home.
Officers were seen running for their lives as they returned fire.
“All of those officers were able to return to safety, while two other officers shot back at the suspect,” Sgt. Williams said.
Police did not immediately believe that the baby was taken outside to attract other officers. The child was not injured.
When officers entered the home, the suspect was dead inside. A female victim, believed to be the baby’s mother, died at the hospital.
All injured officers suffered non-life threatening injuries. Several officers remained at the scene despite their injuries.
In February, a total of five officers have died so far, as reported by the project Officer Down Memorial Page.
Officer John Painter was shot dead at Bridgewater College in Virginia.
The officer replied”suspicious person“Called and encountered a man carrying a duffel bag walking past the campus Memorial.
Officer Painter was shot dead.
A Campus Safety Officer, JJ Jefferson, was also fatally wounded by the gunman. The suspect was later apprehended.
Helen Mae Smith, a Corrections Officer at Pasquotank Correctional Institution in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, responded to a disturbance at the facility.
Soon after, she suffered a fatal heart attack, and was transported to the hospital, but did not survive.
Three other officers who died in February were killed in road accidents.
Sergeant Chris Jenkins of the Loudon County Sheriff’s Office, Tennessee, was hit by a trailer while attempting to remove a traffic hazard; Captain Collin Birnie of the Flint Police Department in Flint, Michigan, was caught in a head-on collision; and Officer James McWhorter, an officer with the Florida Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement, were crossing between checkpoints when his car was hit.
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https://www.the-sun.com/news/4684385/cop-violence-13-officers-shot-one-day-february/ Increased violence against police as 13 officers were shot in ONE DAY and 5 died so far this month