Ex-marine kills 3 police officers today!

@tlb0822 (1412)
United States
April 4, 2009 10:22pm CST
Today when I woke up I turned on my t.v. to find a very sad scene unraveling in our local news. Police officers were dispatched to a domestic dispute between a mother, and her son. The son was an ex-marine who had been dishonorably discharged. There was no warning to the police officers responding that the man was armed. When the first cop went to the door, the man started firing out the window. The man shot both officers, who called for back up. Another police officer who I believe wasn't actually on duty responded trying to save the wounded police officers, and was then shot. The stand off was four hours long before the gunman finally surrendered. The three police officers died and two others were wounded. It is a really sad event. My heart and prayers go out to their families. I just wanted to share this with everyone. It gives me a little more respect for police officers, because today they paid the ultimate price, trying to protect someone. Here is the link if you would like to read the story. http://www.wpxi.com/news/19094129/detail.html
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
5 Apr 09
Hey tlb~ This is a really sad and horrible story. The police officers just walked into a situation that they just weren't perpared for. It is just one of those times that they didn't know that they were up against an ex-marine that was fully armed and crazy and ready to shoot to kill! It is an extremely sad story that the three officers were all shot and killed doing their job. I feel so badly for their families too. It is obvious that this ex-marine is deeply mentally disturbed and needed help and didn't get it when he was dishonorable discharged and now these three officers paid the ultimate price with their lives. God Bless them and their families.