By Wyatt Earp | March 22, 2009
The fourth officer is still listed in critical condition at an area hospital. Hopefully, that officer will pull through.
The only good part about this story is that the suspect was shot and killed by police. May he rot in Hell.
Three Oakland, California, police officers who were wounded in two shootings Saturday afternoon have died, authorities said.
The suspected gunman also was killed, police said. A fourth police officer remained in critical condition, police said.
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said flags at the Capitol will fly at half-staff to honor the fallen officers.
“This is a tragic day for law enforcement officers everywhere,” he said in a statement. “All four officers dedicated their lives to public safety and selflessly worked to protect the people of Oakland.”
Police received a call around 1:15 p.m. reporting two officers down on MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan said.
A manhunt was under way for the shooter when an anonymous caller directed authorities to a building on an adjacent street where the gunman was believed to be barricaded, Jordan said.
The gunman opened fire, wounding two more officers before police returned fire, killing the suspect, Jordan said.
The four officers were taken to Highland Hospital, Officer Jeff Thomason said. (H/T - CNN)
Apparently, it is not only open season on police officers in Philadelphia, but across the country as well. People are shooting cops like it’s free. Until we are able to clamp down - truly clamp down - on these bastards, I fear that these attacks will continue.
Please pray for the officers and their families.
UPDATE: CNN is reporting that the fourth officer has died. Damn.
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