November 29th, 2012

Another one down

Posted in The Job - General by 200

How much of this job is about attending domestics? For those who don’t know, a significant proportion of all jobs we attend are domestic disputes, most of these are between current or ex-partners.

Three Baldwin County (Alabama) Deputy Sheriffs attended an address last Friday. They approached 53-year-old Michael Jansen on his porch outside his house, to ascertain why the ‘family disturbance’ call had been made. As they did so, Jansen pulled out a gun and shot two of the officers, fatally wounding Deputy Scott Ward an critically injuring one of his colleagues.

The officers returned fire and killed Jansen. All officers were wearing bullet-proof vests.

The slain officer had 15 years’ service and was a US Coastguard Reserve having recently returned from deployment in Afghanistan.

Rest in Peace, brother.

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4 comments

  1. Tony Durham says:

    And if this had been the UK we would have lost three police officers.Time for more but not all British officers to be armed.

    November 29th, 2012 at 16:24

  2. Ginger Mick says:

    R.I.P.

    November 30th, 2012 at 06:00

  3. Hogday says:

    No such thing as a routine call – whether you live in a country with 100 million handguns legally in the hands of the general public, or not. Thankfully we are in the `or not` category.

    December 1st, 2012 at 14:41

  4. Hogday says:

    ….but we do have lots of mentally ill, drug addled…..
    http://blog.al.com/live/2012/11/suspect_involved_in_shootout_h.html#incart_river

    December 1st, 2012 at 14:47

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