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While an American city burns over the actions and inaction of four police officers, and precincts in Minneapolis are left to fend for themselves after violent mobs forced police to flee, it has never been harder to be a cop than it is today.
A profession in law enforcement is fraught with danger, where every officer knows his or her next call may be his last, as was seen Thursday in Ogden, Utah, where two cops were shot leaving one of the officers dead.
Area on Harrop and Jackson remains closed in Ogden. Expecting another update at 3:40 p.m. One neighbor tells us they heard 30-40 shots being fired around 12:45 p.m. An officer on scene said there were 2 officers injured- info yet to be officially confirmed. @KSL5TV pic.twitter.com/fi5E3bIRM4
— Garna Mejia KSL (@GarnaMejiaKSL) May 28, 2020
This is the scene in an Ogden neighborhood where police have confirmed they are searching for the suspect in an officer involved shooting. We are working to get details on @KSL5TV pic.twitter.com/reNEWQjAXo
— Deanie Wimmer (@DeanieWimmer) May 28, 2020
The cops were responding to a domestic violence call after a woman reported that her husband was threatening to kill her. When they arrived, the suspect ran into his house, according to police, and fired through the door at the officers, who were in pursuit.
The suspect was also killed in Thursday’s incident, according to KSL-TV reporter Matt Rascon.
Chief Watt said “our hearts our broken…we lost one of our own.” He urged us to not forget the men and women who put their lives on the line for us. Suspect was also killed. #ksltv @OGDEN_POLICE @OgdenCityUtah
— Matt Rascon (@MattRasconNews) May 28, 2020
“Our hearts are broken,” Ogden Police Department Chief Randy Watt said, according to KSL-TV. “We’ve lost one of our own … Let us not forget such fine men and women who offer themselves up for this fine and noble calling.”
Confirmed. @OGDEN_POLICE says an Ogden police officer has been killed. Only on the job 15 months. He was shot and killed.
— Alex Cabrero (@KSL_AlexCabrero) May 28, 2020
As any Live PD viewer can attest, incidents like this, with or without gunfire, play out on a regular basis across the country, as domestic violence calls are proven to be the most dangerous call an officer will face.
A procession for the fallen officer is seen below:
While the left is quick to demonize law enforcement, police are on the front lines of societal decay in America and there’s an argument to be made that, at its worst, their actions are but a symptom of the collapse of long-established values in this country — and the left’s application of race serves as an easy diversion.
Since that fateful day when former President Barack Obama declared that, even though he didn’t have all the facts, police “acted stupidly” when arresting a belligerent Harvard professor who happened to be a friend, America’s relationship with law enforcement has seemingly been in decline.
That the professor was a black man only added to the equation, with the media doing its part to further the left’s narrative that police are racists. Incidents in Ferguson and Baltimore contributed to the decline, even though the facts in these cases were not what was being portrayed by the media — in Baltimore, while the mayor, police chief and local prosecutor were black, and three of the six officers involved in the death of suspected street-level drug dealer Freddie Gray were also black, the media made it about race.
There are isolated incidents where police officers cross the line, and there are racist cops out there — not perfect, they reflect society as a whole. At the same time, these are the brave men and women who willingly put their lives on the line every day to ensure a lawful society for all of us.
And sometimes don’t make it home to their families.
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