It was a very bad Friday for law enforcement and for America as 6 police officers were shot in separate incidents all across the country.
— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) August 19, 2017
Trump tweeted about the police in Kissimmee, Florida, who were shot.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 19, 2017
Here’s more from Fox News:
Three people were in custody Friday night, including a “strong suspect,” after one police officer was fatally shot and another suffered grave injuries in Kissimmee, Fla., south of Orlando.
At a press briefing, Police Chief Jeff O’Dell said police Officer Matthew Baxter succumbed to his wounds, and Officer Sam Howard was in critical condition, but the “prognosis does not look good,” O’Dell said.
Initial reports said both officers had died.
The two officers were in the area of Palmway and Cypress, checking out a report of a suspicious person at approximately 9:27 p.m. Soon afterward, a 9-1-1 call came in, saying the officers had been shot, O’Dell said.
The area is known for high drug activity, the chief said.
O’Dell said the officers did not return fire, and it appears they were “surprised.”
When asked by reporters if the officers were ambushed, O’Dell said, “It’s too early to tell, but it’s leading that way.”
Only one of the suspects was believed to have been armed, the chief said.
Both officers are husbands, and have children. Baxter is married to another Kissimmee police officer.
This is just terrible. Save some thoughts and prayers for these police officers and their families.
Here’s more about the shootings in Florida: