The War on Cops continues…

Under AttackDo not tell me there isn’t a War on Cops!

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.”

Stephanie Kienzle
“Spreading the Wealth”

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  1. Walter Ward says:

    I agree totally that cops are being targeted and killed. Would part of this influence be the bad cops that get away with murder. Perhaps they should show their presence by stopping by a group and just chatting with them. I grew up where if a group of us kids were playing, the cop would stop and chat with us. We respected them.

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  2. Omission says:

    Not Exactly.

    “Raymond Kmetz’s disputes with the city dated back to at least 2008, and his son told The Associated Press that his father blamed authorities for the loss of his home and contracting business. “I want people to know there is more to the story than a man walking into City Hall and shooting up the place. This has been boiling up, and they all know this has been boiling up,” Nathan Kmetz said….
    State and federal court records show Raymond Kmetz had a history of run-ins with city and county officials, including five years of civil commitments for mental illness. The order from his most recent commitment said he had a history of damaging property, assault and terroristic threats dating from 2008, when he rammed a bulldozer into a building in Crystal, then aimed the machine at a police officer and refused to stop until the officer drew his gun. The judge found that Kmetz was paranoid and delusional, prone to rage, and that he believed officials were conspiring to take over his property.
    Nathan Kmetz blamed local officials for any mental health problems his father may have had.
    Minutes show that the City Council in 2008 rejected Raymond Kmetz’s offer to sell his home-and-business property to the city for $950,000. The city manager told the council the property was worth $255,000 and that the city had no need for it.
    Kmetz also unsuccessfully sued New Hope and several police officers in 2010 after an officer used a stun gun on him. A judge dismissed the case, saying the officer knew Kmetz was wanted for making terroristic threats and acted reasonably.
    Court records also show Kmetz was cited for trespassing in August 2013 and ordered to have no direct contact with New Hope City Council members or the city manager. A former attorney for Kmetz also took out a restraining order in 2011.
    Last summer, police in the neighboring suburb of Crystal obtained a restraining order against him for allegedly threatening officers.
    Nathan Kmetz said the last time he spoke with his father was on Thanksgiving. He said his father was upset and did not want anything to do with his family anymore. He said he and his brother told Minneapolis and Crystal police that their father was a “ticking time bomb.”

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    1. Stephanie Kienzle says:

      “Nathan Kmetz blamed local officials for any mental health problems his father may have had.”

      Despite his father’s history of assault, terrorist threats, dismissed lawsuits against police officers, and his own attorney having to obtain a restraining order, Raymond Kmetz’ son Nathan BLAMES LOCAL OFFICIALS for his father’s paranoid delusions?

      Seriously?

      The age old affliction of blaming everyone and everything for your problems instead of accepting the responsibility that your problems are of your own making is classic delusional paranoia. Perhaps the son inherited some of that. Just saying.

      Unfortunately, this type of mental illness is far too common. For example, I know someone who blames all his ex-wives for his own problems, completely unable to comprehend that they all left him for a reason (and that just maybe he’s the reason). People like that are really scary.

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