At the very moment that I was writing my blog last night about police officers who are killed in the line of duty, two cops were in the line of fire in New Hope, Minnesota.
At 5:36 this morning, NBC News reported that there was an attempted murder of two newly sworn in officers right after the ceremony held in the city council chambers.
A gunman reportedly confronted the two officers as they were leaving the chambers and “engaged these officers with a handgun and began firing at them,” according to Chief Deputy Mike Carlson of the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Department.”
Fortunately, the two police officers are “in good condition and expected to survive,” while the [expletive deleted] who ambushed them got what he deserved. He was shot dead on the scene.
In this instance, the good guys get to live. It could have ended badly.
Can you imagine getting shot on your very first day of a brand new job?
Can you even begin to imagine an entire career spent as a moving target?
I know it’s not a job I’d ever want.
As I wrote yesterday, “When a police officer is killed in the line of duty, he or she gave all so that you and I didn’t have to.”
“Spreading the Wealth”