Prayers for the wounded and the families of the slain. Domestic disputes are some of the most dangerous calls for law enforcement responders. It’s not unheard of for both the disputants to turn on the cops.
Happened three miles from here.
Prayers up for the Deputies and God grant comfort to their families.
I just saw a brief Alert on Fox about this today and it caught my attention because I used to live in Woodville (near Jasper and Beaumont).
To really appreciate the men and women in law enforcement one only has to be a victim of crime and have them show up in a time when you need them. They have very dangerous jobs, are usually not appreciated, and are underpaid for the dangers they face.
I was a victim of a crime once, and made a point to write a letter to the editor of the local newspaper thanking the professional law enforcement staff I dealt with (and the sheriff), and asking my county commissioners to support these public servants (LEO) when making budgeting decisions.
Recently I was watching one of those Cops shows and there was a shootout between family members when an officer responded. I watched amazed as a little old white haired lady started assaulting the officer who responded to keep one of the two armed of (her) family members from killing each other.
There are some bad apples in uniform, but these are few and far between when you consider (and I am talking about in rural areas like I live) the young LEO who are trying to raise families on a ridiculously low salary, and facing the dangers they do.
In my rural county here in Tennessee they have meth lab makers (drug crazed and dangerous), imbred hillbillies and domestic violence (where guns are plentiful), that understaffed LEO have to deal with daily. I applaud them, and pray for their safety.
Prayers being said for the officers & families..~P~
Several old-time cops that I know have always told me that domestic disturbances are the calls that will get you shotgunned more than any other call.