The war against police officers has claimed new victims. On Sunday, three policemen were ambushed and attacked in different cities throughout the country.
In the morning, Benjamin Marcon, a 50-year-old detective from San Antonio, Texas, received a couple of fatal shots in the head through the window of his car, as he was writing a traffic ticket for another vehicle right outside the police station. The suspect got away.
Police described the suspect as “a slim black man in his 20s or 30s in a gray shirt and gray pants.” They believe “he stands between 5-feet-7-inches and 6-feet tall and has a goatee.” They also believe he fled the scene in “a Mitsubishi Galant with chrome rims and dark tinted windows.”
Chief William McManus stressed that this crime was a deliberate attack against to the police force.
“I believe that the uniform was targeted.”
Later at night, in St. Louis, a 19-year-old teenager shot a police car that was park at an intersection. Even though the police officer inside was shot in the face, he is stable and would survive the ambush. The gunman, however, died hours later in a confrontation with the police.
St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay said the sergeant “was targeted because he was a police officer. He didn’t stop anybody. He didn’t point a gun at anybody.”
In Sanibel, Florida, another police officer was shot when
“[he] was wounded by a drive-by shooter as he sat in his patrol car after completing a routine traffic stop near Bailey and Sandcastle roads.”
Fortunately, he was discharged the same day after his shoulder was treated.
Jon Webster Hay, the suspect, was arrested and charged with “attempted homicide”.
A fourth policeman was attacked in Missouri when a group of officer
struggle with an armed suspect who tried to flee after a traffic stop.
Which led to the death of the teenager suspect.
Three officers were attacked, wounded and even another died in this illogical war against men and women who risk their life every day to protect their countrymen. Police officers should not be afraid to do their job.
“This is everyone’s worst nightmare,” McManus said. Referring to the recent ambush killings of police officers in Texas and Louisiana, he said, “Unfortunately, like Dallas, like Baton Rouge, it’s happened here now.”
Unfortunately, some social movements, such Black Life Matters, promote anger and hate and seem to forget that not all officers are racist and abuse their power.
It is important to remember that All lives matter.