A police officer in Alabama was killed last night and two officers were wounded when responding to a domestic call in Alabama. Here’s a statement from the coroner’s office:
The following information was released in a Monday morning press statement from Lee County Coroner Bill Harris:
“At approximately 10:40 PM Sunday night, Auburn Police responded to a domestic disturbance call in a mobile home park in the 3000 block of Wire Road.
“When officers arrived a suspect opened fire on the officers, striking three of them. Two of the officers suffered critical injuries and one suffered non-life threatening injuries.
“One officer was air lifted to a Columbus, GA hospital. The other two were transported via ground ambulance to East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika where one of those officers died from his injuries.
“The names of the officers are not being released at this time pending notification of all family members and all of the police family…”
The perp who shot these cops was on the run all night but officers took him into custody this morning.
According to the police chief the two wounded officers are expected to recover:
“Auburn Police Chief Paul Register stated during an early morning news conference that the two injured law enforcement officers are expected to recover.”
Being a police officer in America has never been more dangerous than it is now.
And honestly, I don’t know whether this domestic call was legit or whether it was an ambush so this a-hole could try and kill police officers.
Either way these three police officers put their lives on the line for the city of Auburn and unfortunately one of them sacrificed everything. Our condolences to the family of this hero officer.