Four Seattle police officers were murdered in cold blood while in a coffee shop.
The murdered officers were identified as Sgt. Mark Renninger, 39; and Officers Ronald Owens, 37, Tina Griswold, 40, and Gregory Richards, 42.
RIP Blue Centurions. God bless you, your families and your friends at this terrible time.
Couple thoughts on Officer safety: It's interesting that these officers were killed at lunch. Typically we drop our guard at the restaurant, we take off our vests, turn down the radio, we get engaged in our conversations with our co-workers. Also, in Chicago we're not supposed to "congregate" - meaning multiple units sequestered at one lunch location. I think the rule is no more than 2 cars at any one spot. It is precisely to avoid something like this from occurring.
Be careful out there and stay aware of your surroundings. There may be copy-cats out there.
And it goes without saying that I hope the animal that did this is summarily executed so he can begin his term in Hell as soon as possible.