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    Killed in a shootout with a suspect...

    Canada Police Constable Slain
    Nov. 8, 2017 - Abbotsford Police Constable John Davidson was shot and killed in a shootout with a suspect.
    An Abbotsford, Canada police officer was shot and killed in a shootout with a suspect in a parking lot Monday morning. Constable John Davidson responded with other officers after receiving a call around11:35 a.m. about a possible stolen vehicle in the parking lot of a strip mall in the 3200 block of Mount Lehman Road, according to The Vancouver Sun.

    The suspect, identified as 65-year-old Oscar Ferdinand Arfmann, allegedly stole a 2016 Ford Mustang from the nearby MSA Ford dealership on Saturday during a test drive. The car was spotted by dealership employees, who contacted police and boxed the car. Police say Arfmann returned to the vehicle carrying a shotgun and began shooting at the employees and bystanders.


    Constable John Davidson

    When the officiers arrived on the scene, they exchanged gunfire with the suspect and Davidson was shot. He was transport to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival. The suspect was pursued by police and arrested after a collision at the intersection of Mt. Lehman Road and Fraser Highway. He was transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Arfmann was charged with first-degree murder on Tuesday.

    Davidson had been a police officer for 24 years, beginning his career in the United Kingdom working for the Northumbria Police from 1993 to 2005. He joined the Abbotsford force in March 2006, and worked in patrol, the youth squad and traffic sections. Funeral arrangements are pending.

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    'Selfless' Texas Trooper Killed in Fiery Crash Mourned
    November 6, 2017 - Texas Trooper Thomas Nipper died Saturday after a fiery crash during a traffic stop he was conducting on Interstate 35 in Temple.
    A Texas state trooper died Saturday after a fiery crash during a traffic stop he was conducting on Interstate 35 in Temple, authorities said. Thomas Nipper, 63, was on the shoulder of southbound Interstate 35 about 3 p.m. when his car was struck from behind by a pickup. He was taken to Baylor Scott & White Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Nipper's patrol car was on fire when a Temple Fire and Rescue unit arrived about 3:15 p.m., spokesman Thomas Pechal told the Temple Daily Telegram.


    Trooper Thomas Nipper

    Scott Taylor of Marble Falls and his fiancée, Carmen Bridges, were among three other people who were treated for injuries, the Telegram reported. "We have no idea what happened," Taylor told the newspaper. "We were in the left lane. As far as I know that was the last thing I remember, then us rolling." "I didn't even know we hit a car," he said. "... The airbags saved our lives." No other details about the crash have been released.

    Nipper is survived by his wife and three children. He was commissioned as a trooper in January 1983 and was stationed in Temple. He is the 220th Texas Department of Public Safety officer to die in the line of duty since 1823, authorities said. "Trooper Nipper was a hard-working and selfless man, who proudly served and protected the people of this state," DPS Director Steven McGraw said. "His commitment to duty and his sacrifice will never be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones during this extremely difficult time.

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    Shot in the head while investigating a murder...

    Baltimore Homicide Detective in 'Grave Condition' After Being Shot in the Head
    November 16, 2017 - Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said the “cold, callous” shooter was still at large Wednesday night and that there is a $64,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.
    A Baltimore homicide detective was shot in the head Wednesday afternoon while investigating a killing near a notoriously violent intersection in West Baltimore, police said — an attack that stunned officials and residents already beleaguered by the city’s unrelenting violence. Police Commissioner Kevin Davis, speaking outside the Maryland Shock Trauma Center Wednesday night, said the 18-year veteran was in “very, very grave condition.” He did not release the detective’s name, but said he is a husband and father of two. Davis said the detective was in the 900 block of Bennett Place in Harlem Park at about 4:30 p.m. when he observed a man “engaged in suspicious behavior.” The detective tried to start a conversation with the man, Davis said, and was shot in the head. The detective’s partner was nearby and came to his aid, police said.

    Davis said the “cold, callous” shooter was still at large Wednesday night, but wouldn’t be for long. Authorities said there is a $64,000 reward for information leading to his arrest. “With this community, we’re going to identify him, we’re going to arrest him, and we’re going to ensure justice is done,” Davis said. Gov. Larry Hogan said on Twitter that the “individual responsible for this heinous crime will be found, charged, and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.” “Baltimore Police has our full support as they track down this violent criminal and bring him to justice,” he said.


    Police officers respond to Bennett Place and N. Fremont Avenue in Baltimore after an officer was shot on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017.

    The shooting was the second of a law enforcement officer in West Baltimore this month. Sgt. Tony Anthony Mason Jr., 40, a District of Columbia police officer who lived in Baltimore, was shot to death in the 2800 block of Elgin Avenue on Nov. 4. He was off duty at the time. It came a week after Mayor Catherine Pugh said violent crime in the city was “out of control,” and Davis blasted prosecutors and judges alike for allowing violent repeat offenders back onto the city’s streets. There have been 308 homicides in Baltimore in 2017, the third straight year of more than 300 killings.

    After the officer’s shooting Wednesday, police set up a wide perimeter and officers could be seen taking cover around corners. The police helicopter, Foxtrot, swirled low, Police used the helicopter loudspeaker to tell people to go inside their homes. Robert Queen, 23, lives about a block and a half from the scene. He said he was smoking a cigarette on his front steps when he heard sirens. “It’s like a movie,” he said. He said he's sick of the violence that plagues his street and his city. “Living like this,” he said, “who wouldn’t be nervous all the time?”

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    Baltimore Detective Shot in the Head Dies

    Nov. 16, 2017 - Baltimore Police Detective Sean Suiter, who was shot in the head while investigating a killing Wednesday afternoon, was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma, where he died Thursday.
    Baltimore Police Det. Sean Suiter was an 18-year veteran of the force who spent the last two years investigating homicides during the city’s historic spike in killings. Police say Suiter was investigating another killing in West Baltimore Wednesday afternoon when he was shot in the head. He was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where officials say he died just after noon Thursday. Suiter was married, with two children. Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said Wednesday night that the detective “was just doing his job on behalf of this city” when he was shot. “And that’s what he’s been doing for 18 years,” Davis said.

    Police say Suiter was working in the Harlem Park neighborhood of West Baltimore on Wednesday to when he saw a man acting suspiciously. The detective approached the man, police said, and was shot. Police continued to search for the shooter Thursday. Rick Willard, a retired officer, led a drug squad in the Western District of which Suiter was a member. “He was not only a good cop, he was smart and smiled a lot,” Willard said. “Everyone that worked with him loved him. Even when you were down he would smile what his mischievous smile and make everyone happy and feel at ease. “He is one of the best officers I ever worked with, and it breaks my heart.”


    Baltimore Police Detective Sean Suiter

    Capt. Torran Burrus supervised Suiter at two different points during his career, when he was a drug officer and later when he moved onto a district detective unit. “He had a good keen eye for narcotics activity,” Burrus said. He said Suiter was known for his good nature. The detective had a “contagious smile” and penchant for cracking jokes. Former Baltimore prosecutor Jeremy Eldridge called Suiter “a man with integrity.” “He was one person you could always count on,” Eldridge said. “Every time I called him, he answered.” Suiter joined the city’s homicide unit in 2015. The first case he closed was the killing of Kendal Fenwick, a young father gunned down in Park Heights. The trial of suspect Devante Brim in June ended in a mistrial. He is scheduled to be tried again next year.

    Suiter is also listed as the arresting detective for Elias Josael Jimenes Alvarado, the Salvadoran national convicted of killing two women in Northwest Baltimore in 2016. A jury in August found Alvarado guilty of first-degree murder in the deaths of Ranarda Williams and Annquinette Dates. Before joining the homicide unit, Suiter worked in the citywide shootings unit, which investigates non-fatal shootings. In an email to the department, Davis said Suiter’s “tragic death will forever impact the BPD.” “Each of you go out there and put your lives on the line every single day,” Davis wrote. “The importance of your sacrifice, and Sean’s, can’t be overstated.”

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    Texas Trooper Fatally Shot; Suspect Caught...

    Texas Trooper Fatally Shot; Suspect Captured
    Nov. 24, 2017 - Officials say that Dabrett Black fired multiple shots at Trooper Damon Allen, killing him.
    A manhunt ended late Thursday in Waller County for a suspect officials say shot and killed a Texas Department of Public Safety officer in Freestone County. Dabrett Black, 32, was captured around 8:45 p.m. in Prairie View after allegedly firing multiple shots from a rifle at a trooper, identified as Damon Allen, around 4 p.m. on Interstate 45 in Fairfield, roughly two-and-a-half hours northwest of Houston, authorities said. Allen was a married father of three, according to the DPS. "Our DPS family is heartbroken tonight after one of Texas' finest law enforcement officers was killed in the line of duty," said DPS Director Steven McCraw. "Trooper Allen's dedication to duty, and his bravery and selfless sacrifice on this Thanksgiving Day, will never be forgotten."


    Trooper Damon Allen

    Gov. Greg Abbott called the killing a "callous" and "heinous" crime. "The killer will face justice, and the State of Texas will continue to offer our unwavering support for the men and women in law enforcement who keep our communities safe," Abbott said in a statement. The suspect apparently fled the shooting in a gray 2012 Chevrolet Malibu with a Texas license plate. Authorities caught up with him in Waller County, where they fired some shots at him. The suspect fled on foot and authorities followed him for more than an hour.

    Using night goggles, authorities said the suspect was on top of some hay bales and didn't appear to have a long gun. He then crawled along some brush near Wyatt Chapel Road, authorities said. "We got this guy," one officer said over the scanner around 8:25 p.m. "Let's go get him on our terms, not his."

    They approached the suspect with help from SWAT teams and Harris County Sheriff's officials. "Suspect in today's fatal TXDPS trooper shooting in Freestone County has been captured in Waller County near Prairie View. Excellent operation by numerous agencies to take this suspect into custody with no additional casualties," the Navarro County Office of Emergency Management tweeted.

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    Slain Baltimore Police Detective Was Killed With Own Gun
    November 23, 2017 - Detective Sean Suiter is believed to have been killed with his own service weapon, which was fired at close range, and that there was evidence of a struggle before the shooting.
    Slain Baltimore homicide Detective Sean Suiter was scheduled to testify before a federal grand jury in the case against a squad of indicted officers on the day after he was shot, Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said Wednesday evening. The revelation brings together two cases that have sent shock waves through the Police Department and the city as a whole: the federal prosecutions of eight members of the department's elite gun task force, who are accused of shaking down citizens and conspiring with drug dealers, and the killing of Suiter last week in West Baltimore, the first of an on-duty officer by a suspect in 10 years.

    Davis said Wednesday that federal authorities have told him "in no uncertain terms" that Suiter was not a target of their investigation into the Gun Trace Task Force. He said authorities have no reason to believe Suiter's killing was connected to his pending testimony. "The BPD and FBI do not possess any information that this incident ... is part of any conspiracy," Davis said. He said evidence shows the shooting occurred spontaneously, as Suiter investigated a suspicious person in the Harlem Park neighborhood. "There is no information that has been communicated to me that Detective Suiter was anything other than a stellar detective, great friend, loving husband and dedicated father," he said. Davis also said that Suiter is believed to have been killed with his own service weapon, which was fired at close range, and that there was evidence of a struggle before the shooting.

    Police have not identified a suspect or made arrests in Suiter's shooting Nov. 15. Investigators locked the neighborhood down for several days after the shooting to gather evidence and interview potential witnesses. Authorities are offering a reward of $215,000 for information leading to an arrest. Police say Suiter and a partner were conducting a follow-up investigation on a triple homicide in the 900 block of Bennett Place when he saw someone acting suspiciously in a vacant lot and approached. The 43-year-old detective, a married father of five, was shot once in the head. He died the next day.

    Davis described for the first time surveillance video of the scene. The footage shows Suiter's partner seeking cover across the street. Davis backed his actions. "Upon the sound of gunfire, Detective Suiter's partner sought cover across the street," Davis said, reading from a prepared statement. "He immediately called 911. We know this, because it is captured on private surveillance video that we have recovered." Mayor Catherine Pugh was briefed on the case Wednesday and said she asked Davis to disclose the information to the public, due to theories swirling in the community. The Gun Trace Task Force was entrusted with executing a key element of Davis' strategy against the city's historic surge in killing: getting illegal guns out of the hands of the trigger pullers who are driving the violence.

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    Fallen U.S. Border Patrol Agent Laid to Rest
    Nov. 27, 2017 - U.S. Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez, who died earlier this month was mourned during a funeral mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in El Paso, Texas Saturday afternoon.
    A giant American flag atop a fire truck ladder waved over the adobe Catholic church in El Paso where the funeral Mass for U.S. Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez was celebrated Saturday afternoon. Fellow Border Patrol agents, dressed in their ceremonial olive green uniforms, poured into Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 2709 Alabama St., alongside Martinez's mourning family and friends as his flag-draped casket was carried inside. "It's sad to lay down one of our own to rest," said Ramiro Cordero, a spokesman for the Border Patrol. "It's sad to see that he made the ultimate sacrifice. But it honors me, and it honors every single law enforcement agent that he was willing to do that — to protect our nation, to protect our borders and to protect those who serve."

    The roads surrounding the 80-year-old church were closed and lined with numerous vehicles from various El Paso County and Texas law enforcement agencies, including from Dallas and Odessa. A funeral program stated that U.S. Border Patrol acting Chief Carla Provost served as the speaker at the service. Several elected officials also attended the services, including Congressmen Will Hurd and Beto O'Rourke, who represent El Paso. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was also present. They didn't give any comments immediately following the services. As the agent's family requested privacy, media were not allowed inside the church for the hour-long Mass or inside the Restlawn Memorial Park cemetery premises, at 8700 Dyer St., for the burial that followed.


    U.S. Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez, who died earlier this month was mourned during a funeral mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in El Paso, Texas Saturday afternoon.

    Dozens of reporters from local and national media outlets watched from across the street of the Mass and burial, zooming camera lenses to capture a glimpse the services. Countless federal law enforcement vehicles with flashing lights took part in the 6-mile long procession from the church to the cemetery as Border Patrol helicopters hovered over and near the cemetery, At the cemetery, flags and bagpipes ushered the white hearse toward the burial site, which was lined with saluting law enforcement officers, Martinez's loved ones and countless flowers. Border Patrol agents carried the casket to Martinez's final resting place. Martinez, 36, of El Paso, was found injured Nov. 18 near the West Texas town of Van Horn alongside his partner, who has not been identified. U.S. Border Patrol officials do not identify agents injured in the line of the duty.

    The agents were found in a culvert along Interstate 10 about 12 miles east of Van Horn — about 30 miles north of the Mexican border. The two suffered traumatic head injuries and broken bones in the incident, according to FBI officials. Martinez died Nov. 19 at a hospital in El Paso. The unnamed agent was also hospitalized and later released. The FBI is still investigating whether the agents were ambushed or attacked, or if they may have accidentally fallen in the desert in the dark of the night. The incident has reignited debate over border security and President Donald Trump's proposed border wall, but politics appeared left behind at least for the day. Martinez, a 1999 graduate of Irvin High School, is survived by his parents, Jose and Elvia Martinez; a son, Sergio Martinez; brothers, Miguel Martinez and Enrique Infante Martinez; and fiancée, Angelica Ochoa, according to his obituary in the El Paso Times.

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    Slain Texas Trooper 'The Definition of a Gentleman'
    November 27, 2017 - Trooper Damon Allen died on Thanksgiving Day after being shot during a traffic stop by a man later identified by police as Dabrett Black.
    State Trooper Damon Allen wanted to be "the guy that people turned to when they needed help," a close friend said Friday. "That's just the way he was built." The trooper died on Thanksgiving Day after being shot near Fairfield in Freestone County during a traffic stop by a man later identified by police as Dabrett Black, 32, of Lindale. The Texas Department of Public Safety said Thursday that "preliminary information" indicated Allen was shot with a rifle as he returned to his patrol vehicle. Black fled the scene and was captured in Waller County, nearly five hours into a massive manhunt for him was announced by Texas authorities. Black was charged with capital murder on Friday and is being held in the Brazos County jail in Bryan.

    Allen is the first Trooper to die in a shooting incident since 2008, according to the DPS. But his death comes only a few weeks after another DPS trooper, Thomas Nipper, was struck and killed by a pickup truck during a traffic stop on Interstate 35 in Temple. Allen, 41, grew up around Mexia and was a 15-year veteran of the Highway Patrol. He married his high school sweetheart, Kasey Allen, in 1993 and they had three children: daughter Kaitlyn, in her early twenties, 18-year-old son Cameron and daughter Madison, who is in third grade. "I'd say he was a family man first and a friend second, and a cop third, probably," Bell said.


    Trooper Damon Allen

    Allen loved going to Galveston to spend time on the beach, Bell said. He also loved driving his Jeep, and he'd play golf whenever he got the chance. "He was the definition of a gentleman," Bell said. "He was fair and polite with everyone he came in contact with. He treated everyone like they were a friend." In August, Allen was given a DPS Lifesaving Award for saving a Wortham man's life. When a woman called 911 because her husband was having a heart attack, Allen overheard the call and responded, then gave the man CPR for several minutes before medical responders arrived. Afterward, Allen didn't even mention it to his closest friends, Bell said. "As close as we were, I had to hear about that from somebody else."

    A family friend started an online fundraiser that had raised more than $2,000 Friday afternoon, and the nonprofit 100 Club pledged $20,000 to Allen's wife and children. Executive director Rick Hartley said the group, which supports dependents of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty, will meet with the family to figure out how to "wipe out their debt" and send his children to college. Meanwhile, flags were lowered to half-staff Friday in Mexia and all of Limestone County. "I think everybody is still trying to process this and how needless this really is," said Randy Barnes, a retired Department of Public Safety sergeant who was Allen's supervisor early in the trooper's career. Barnes used to go out on "check rides" with the new troopers to observe them in action, he said. "Damon was one of those guys that I actually looked forward to going out and riding with," he said. "He was funny, but he did his job and he did it well. From the very start, he just knew how to do his job."

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    Ind. Deputy Fatally Wounded...

    Indiana Sheriff's Deputy Fatally Wounded
    March 5, 2018 - Boone County Sheriff's Deputy Jacob Pickett was fatally wounded Friday morning while assisting Lebanon police officers in catching a wanted suspect.
    Boone County Sheriff's Deputy Jacob Pickett, 30, will not survive a gunshot wound sustained Friday morning, Sheriff Mike Nielsen said. Pickett was with with the Tipton County Sheriff's Department for two years and with Boone County for three years. He was a K-9 officer. He and wife Jen Pickett have two young sons, Nielsen said. Pickett's family has chosen to donate his organs. “Jake was a good man and he was a warrior,” said Nielsen, who had given Pickett cardiopulmonary resuscitation before his hospitalization. Pickett was at a school showing his K-9 partner Brick to children just before he left to help Lebanon Police, Nielsen said. “We are a family,” Nielsen said of law enforcement. "We are grieving. We are desperate for God’s mercy and grace … The next several days will be some of the hardest we have ever been through.”

    Pickett was shot and transported to St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis after a shooting exchange with a person wanted on a warrant this morning, Indiana State Police Sgt. John Perrine said. Lebanon Police were serving an arrest warrant on a woman on Yates Street at about 9:30 a.m. While there, police saw John D. Baldwin Jr., 28, of Lebanon, who was also wanted on a warrant. Baldwin and two other men — John D. Baldwin Sr., 55, and Anthony Baumgardt, 21, both of Lebanon — proceeded to flee in a car shortly after police first made contact with them. The men, driving a silver Ford focus, led police through the streets of Lebanon before two exited the vehicle to flee on foot. While pursuing the suspects, police say Pickett was shot by Baumgardt.


    Deputy Jacob Pickett

    Meanwhile, Baldwin Jr. led police on a chase heading northbound in the southbound lane on Interstate 65 after driving through the main streets of Lebanon, Perrine said. Armed officers were seen on foot outside of schools and on the streets throughout the city. Businesses locked down, and the Lebanon Public Library let patrons in one at a time to get them off the streets and to safety. There were reports of children visiting the Boone County Courthouse who could not leave during the lock-down. John Baldwin Sr. turned himself into police shortly before 11:30 a.m. All three suspects are in custody, police said. Baumgardt was shot by an officer and is listed in stable condition at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. He will be jailed as soon as he is released, police said.

    Another officer was involved in the initial shooting, but police have not yet released his name. Police have not yet said who shot Baumgardt. “It’s gut-wrenching ... our thoughts and prayers are with the family," Perrine said. "The police community is hurting today.” Community prayer service planned A multi-denominational prayer service for the community is planned and open to all at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Lebanon Christian Church, 610 W. 250 N., Lebanon. "We want to come together and pray for comfort, healing and peace for the community," the Rev. Tom Evans of Pleasant View Church said.

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    40 years on, parole denied cop killer...

    Parole Denied for Massachusetts Cop-Killer
    May 9, 2018 - Forty years after he shot and killed Shrewsbury Police Officer James Lonchiadis, Edgar Bowser III has been denied his latest bid for freedom.
    Parole board members, in a ruling late last month, said Mr. Bowser lacks empathy, a sense of responsibility and maturity, and that he carried on a "secret life" during the three years after he was paroled in 2007. He was sent back to prison in 2010 after he used cocaine in violation of the terms of his parole.

    The earliest he could next appear before the parole board is April 25, 2022.


    Shrewsbury Police Officer James Lonchiadis

    Mr. Bowser was 16 on March 5, 1975, when he shot and killed the 28-year-old rookie police officer. Mr. Bowser, a ninth-grade dropout, shot the officer through the heart during a bungled car theft on Route 9 near the Worcester City Motel.

    Return to telegram.com for more on this story. Parole Board written decision, Edgar Bowser by Don Landgren on Scribd

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    Trump: ‘We Must End the Attacks on Our Police’
    May 15, 2018 - In a speech to the National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service, President Donald Trump called for an end to attacks on police, adding that ambush attacks are “one of the most alarming crimes” against police.
    “In 2016, an officer was assaulted in America on an average of every 10 minutes. Can you believe that? It’s outrageous, and it’s unacceptable. We must end the attacks on our police, and we must end them right now. We believe criminals who kill our police should get the death penalty. Bring it forth,” Trump said. “One of the most alarming crimes taking place against our police are ambush attacks. Think of that - ambush attacks. I have directed the Justice Department to do everything in its power to defend the lives of American law enforcement,” Trump said.

    Trump said he was honored to attend the memorial service for the second time, “and I’ll see you I guess about another six times, and then after that, perhaps you’ll have had enough.” “We stand with our police, and we stand with you 100 percent, and I think we’ve shown that,” he said. Trump called the memorial service “one of the most important solemn occasions of the year - the day we pay tribute to law enforcement heroes - and that’s what they are, heroes - who gave their lives in the line of duty.” “They made the ultimate sacrifice so that we could live in safety and in peace. To the families and survivors with us this morning, I know today is filled with sadness and pain, but today is also filled with love - the love of an entire nation wrapped its arms, and they have wrapped their arms right around you. They love you. They’re praying for you. They’re grieving with you and pledging to you that we will never forget our heroes, ever,” he said.

    Trump said the first duty of government is to protect its citizens. The men and women of the Department of Homeland Security “are on the front lines of this incredible, heroic fight,” he said. “That is why we are calling on Congress to secure our borders, support our border agents, stop sanctuary cities, and shut down policies that release violent criminals back into our communities. We don’t want it any longer. We’ve had it. Enough is enough,” Trump said. “Recently, MS-13 gang members called for the assassination of New York City police officers, so the gang could ‘take back the streets.’ They got it wrong. We are the ones who are taking back the streets. We are getting them out of our country by the thousands,” he said. “Every week, we’re setting new records on-- we have a catch and release program too. It’s called we catch them, and we release them in the country they came back from. We’re getting them out or we’re putting them in prison,” the president added.

    “The Trump administration has a policy, and it’s very clear: we will protect those who protect us and who do such a great job in protecting us. That is why as I promised all along that we are allowing local police to access the surplus military equipment they need to protect our officers and law enforcement agents and save their lives, and they are taking equipment at a record clip. Millions and millions of dollars of surplus equipment is going to our police departments,” he said. “If we want to bring down violent crime, then we must stand up for our police. We must confront and condemn dangerous anti-police prejudice. Can you believe this prejudice with respect to our police? We’re not going to let bad things happen to our police. So we must show appreciation, gratitude and respect for those who police our streets and patrol our communities,” Trump said.

    https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article...cks-our-police

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    One sheriff's deputy killed, another in critical condition after shooting in Kansas City, Kansas

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A Wyandotte County sheriff's deputy is dead and another is in critical condition after they were shot near the county courthouse Friday morning.
    Zac Blair with Kansas City, Kansas police said the deputies were shot near the prisoner transport area. Both deputies are in the hospital in unknown condition.
    The suspect was also shot and taken to the hospital in unknown condition.
    Kansas City police are assisting the sheriff's office with the investigation. Police said detectives are going over surveillance video.

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    One sheriff's deputy killed, another in critical condition after shooting in Kansas City, Kansas. KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A Wyandotte County sheriff's deputy is dead and another is in critical condition after they were shot near the county courthouse Friday morning. Zac Blair with Kansas City, Kansas police said the deputies were shot near the prisoner transport area. Both deputies are in the hospital in unknown condition. The suspect was also shot and taken to the hospital in unknown condition. Kansas City police are assisting the sheriff's office with the investigation. Police said detectives are going over surveillance video. https://www.fox4now.com/homepage-sho...itions-unknown
    What a shame. I've been in the courthouse vicinity many times when they bring the inmates in. I've thought many times that it wouldn't be much to jump them if I was a bad guy
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