The MSM will claim we need to ban police officers from carrying guns in 3 . . . 2 . . .
[Gloucester Township, NJ] officers responded to a residence around 1:07 a.m. for reports of a suspicious person. Eddie Jones III, a 39-year-old from Willingboro, was identified as the driver of the vehicle. Jones first identified himself as a Willingboro corrections officer, but it was later determined that he was actually a NJ State Corrections communications officer.
Jones was charged with multiple offenses, including stalking, and was then brought to the police station for processing.
At the station, Jones allegedly overpowered the female officer, identified as Ruth Burns, and was able to take possession of her secured weapon. Two other officers at the station, identified as Sgt. James Garber and Sgt. Kevin Thyne, responded, and Jones “unleashed a barrage of gunfire at the officers.”
Sergeant Thyne was shot in his duty belt causing a laceration to the stomach. He also suffered a graze wound to his chin. Officer Burns was struck in the foot by a bullet. Sergeant Garber suffered the most grievous injuries, including shots to the stomach and chest and a graze wound to his head.
Chalk this up as one of the reasons I carry my gun inside the division instead of putting it in the gun locker. The police officers downstairs buzz anyone and everyone up to our floor. They do so without checking – or even asking – is they are carrying. An incident like this is almost certain to occur in my building, and since my desk is near the front window, I’m making sure I get off my rounds.