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Posted on 11/29/2009 10:26:10 AM PST by KeyLargo
PARKLAND, Wash. - Four police officers were shot and killed in a Sunday morning ambush at a Parkland-area coffee shop, officials said.
Pierce County Sheriff's Office spokesman Ed Troyer called the ambush "a targeted attack."
Officials at the scene said two gunmen burst into the Forza Coffee Co. outlet at 11401 Steele St. South, shot the four uniformed officers as they were working on their laptop computers, then fled the scene.
Other customers were inside the coffee shop at the time of the attack, but none of them were shot or injured.
A $10,000 reward is being offered for any information leading to the arrest of the suspects, Troyer said.
Emergency personnel rushed to the scene after receiving a report that multiple officers were shot and killed in the ambush at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, according to reports from the scene.
Within minutes, hundreds of investigators and police were rushing to the scene. Roads were blocked in the vicinity of the attack.
One witness who was driving past said he saw an officer on the ground just after the shootings.
Authorities later closed off the air space over the scene of the shootings.
The radio is running appeals for people who saw or heard anything to call in.
No info on a perp yet.
Are we taking bets? Better than 50-50 a middle eastern sirname.
Oh, I bet they have some info on the description of the perp.
Black Male in his mid 20’s, Medium build, scruffy appearance.
Carjacked a 1997/1998 Half Ton Pickup truck.
Armed with a handgun.
Gangland? Drugs? ...Terrorism?
Too many news choppers I assumed.
There are some damn animals in this world.
.... like Mohammed?
Already posted, active thread here:
Something isn’t right about this. It almost sounds like something personal - somebody done somebody wrong, or at least thinks so. According to this, none of the other people were injured?
The officers were shot at Forza Coffee, the News Tribune of Tacoma reported.
Something tells me it’s terrorism because why else would they close off the airspace?
I just heard. They said he fled south on foot. Headed toward us.
Probably to keep down the confusion, and allow the emergency personal to communicate unhampered by noise. That place is right next to the runway.
I am guessing it is more of a criminal activity. Not typical of terrorists to target police officers unless they are getting a new MO.
Two shooters - one black, one white
Thats just what I was going to say.
Where’d you hear that?
$10,000 for info on the ambush slayings of 4 police officers?
Times must be tough. Better money for milk carton kids.
“Last month, Seattle police officer Timothy Brenton was shot and killed Halloween night as he was sitting in a cruiser with trainee Britt Sweeney. Sweeney was grazed in the neck.
Christopher Monfort, 41, of suburban Tukwila, was charged in the shooting. Days after the shooting, Seattle detectives attempted to question Monfort at his residence. Police say that Monfort then ran from the detectives and tried to use a gun. The detective shot him.
Authorities also linked Monfort to the October firebombing of four police vehicles, with prosecutors saying Monfort waged a “one-man war” against law enforcement.”
I’m predicting they were Islamic and the Lamestream will go through contortions trying to hide their religion or why it happened.
Fox reports 2 suspect, one black and one white.
Monfort relatives or friends?
I read a report that said 2 males, one is black
Ok I cant believe this is coming out of my mouth. But not everything is going to be ROP! OH FLAME AWAY.
I’m assuming terrorism until they prove otherwise.
Dear God...may their souls rest in peace and may their families find comfort as they pass through these next days ahead. God bless them all and DAMN THOSE RESPONSIBLE.
Sounds like a professional hit. No other injuries? Surgical strike.
The fog of war, I suppose ...there are widely varying accounts.
However, all four of the officers killed were sheriffs, who were known to gather at the coffee shop before their shifts and coordinate. Sheriffs often patrol rural or unincorporated areas, so I’d suspect this is a meth gang hit. It’s unusual, though, because they generally don’t take on law enforcement head on.
Somebody must be mad that they didn’t get their 72 inch rims, 65 inch plasma and free Escalade from OBammy...It’s the racist cops fault anyways.../s
“....... why else would they close off the airspace?”
Noise and interference from news media choppers. The police want immediate and complete control in such a situation.... and I don’t blame them.
It could also be their protocol in our terrorist infested world, especially this close to a military airbase.
Oh... and repeal all laws dealing with drug use and distribution.
No flames . It’s a big deal and not about you .
What you say is correct. I worked for a Sheriff’s department for 30 years.
Most recent Pierce County officer deaths:
Patch image: Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, WA Deputy Sheriff Kenneth J. Moran
Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, WA
EOW: Friday, October 6, 1978
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Patch image: Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, WA Deputy Sheriff John Bananola
Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, WA
EOW: Monday, October 16, 1995
Cause of Death: Gunfire
A brave man! Being a sheriff in some places is a lot more dangerous than being a city police officer.
That would be the FRICTION of war. People continually talk about the FOG of war, but the Prussian who is given credit for coining the term never talked of fog other than it being a meteorlogical even, low clouds. FRICTION, on the overhand are the physical impediments in accomplishing a task or winning a war and FRICTION is what the Prussian General continually wrote of.
I just had to point that out.
Bump to the top.
Thanks! Doesn’t sound quite as snappy in English, but it’s probably more accurate.
To keep the many local media copters from hogging all the air space during the search, perhaps.
Sheriffs are generally very dispersed and usually alone, and not a lot of them get killed, but it is very dangerous because they’re usually out in the woods by themselves. As I said, this is unusual.
If there was indeed one black and one white involved, I’d suspect meth. If there’s only one gunman and he’s black, I’d suspect something else, either sudden jihad syndrome or somebody copy-catting that other recent Washington cop killer.
On laptops, one on the ground outside, closed the airspace.
Why is the description for one man upthread and you said he instead of them?
Dumb question, have they had any of those crowd control ‘exercises’ or unused fenced facilities in those parts?
Tinfoil hat off.
They are saying here one perp. Black male. Fled south on foot,
and there is a massive police presence searching for him.
beard on the black male perp.
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