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Thread: ....And This Is Why I Do (and I Do Not) Feel Sorry for Cops

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    ....And This Is Why I Do (and I Do Not) Feel Sorry for Cops

    Wanna be a cop?

    It's dirty, dangerous, deadly work. Most cops do not pull their guns. Most cops do not shoot before they think. Most cops are on the beat to do the job, protect and serve and be what we want our policemen and policewomen to be. Those idealized, virtuous, and damn good cops of a younger, more innocent and far less cynical age. There have always been police officers who do the job and don't want a parade or a medal or any special notice.

    Just let them do the job. In the way it is supposed to be

    Which means some of them will fall in the line of duty.

    Kaila Sullivan

    Sergeant Kaila Sullivan was killed when she was intentionally struck by a vehicle driven while attempting to arrest a wanted subject in the 2000 block of San Sebastian Court at 8:30 pm.

    Officers had conducted a traffic stop on the man who was wanted on a warrant for domestic assault. When they attempted to place him in custody he began to resist and was able to re-enter his vehicle. He struck fatally Sergeant Sullivan as he fled the area in the vehicle.

    Sergeant Sullivan was transported to HCA Clear Lake Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.

    The vehicle was found abandoned a short distance away. The man was arrested on December 12th, 2019.

    Sergeant Sullivan had served with the Nassau Bay Police Department for 16 years. She is survived by her wife and son.


    Joseph Seals

    Detective Joseph Seals was shot and killed at 12:30 pm in Bayview Cemetery after encountering two subjects, a man and woman, in a van that was linked to a homicide in Bayonne, New Jersey.

    During the encounter, Detective Seals was shot in the back of the head. The two subjects then fled in the stolen van and eventually barricaded themselves inside of a kosher grocery store on Martin Luther King Drive. They murdered three people inside of the store and then engaged responding officers in a prolonged shootout for several hours in which two officers were wounded.

    Both subjects were eventually shot and killed by officers during the shootout. A live pipebomb was later found inside of the van the two had abandoned before entering the store.

    It is believed the subjects were part of a radical religious movement, held anti-Jewish and anti-law enforcement views, and specifically targeted the kosher grocery store in an act of religious terrorism.

    Detective Seals had served with the Jersey City Police Department for 13 years and had served in law enforcement for a total of 18 years. He is survived by his wife and five children.


    Eula Ray "Raye" Hawkins

    Constable Raye Hawkins was killed when his vehicle was struck by a stolen pickup truck being pursued by other officers at around 2:30 pm.

    The pursuit started in Tallahatchie County when deputies attempted to stop the stolen vehicle that was occupied by two juvenile offenders. The juveniles lead the deputies on a pursuit that entered Panola County and continued towards Batesville. Constable Hawkins was responding to assist in the pursuit when the vehicle struck his car at a high rate of speed at the intersection of Route 35 and Route 6, causing him to suffer fatal injuries.

    Both juveniles were taken into custody and charged as adults with felony murder.

    Constable Hawkins had served in law enforcement for 29 years. His son is a police officer with the Batesville Police Department and was one of the first officers on scene following the crash.


    Stephen Carr

    Police Officer Stephen Carr was shot and killed in an unprovoked attack as he sat in his patrol car in the Fayetteville Police Department's rear parking lot at about 9:40 pm.

    He was waiting for his partner to return from inside of the police station when a subject approached him and opened fire without warning, killing him. Officers inside of the station heard the shots and immediately responded. They pursued the subject into an alley next to the police station and fatally shot him in an exchange of gunfire.

    Officers and paramedics provided aide to Officer Carr, but he succumbed to his wounds.

    Officer Carr had served with the Fayetteville Police Department for 2-1/2 years and was assigned to the Bicycle Unit.


    Christopher Charles Lewis Brewster

    Sergeant Christopher Brewster was shot and killed while responding to a domestic assault at about 6:00 pm.

    A woman had called 911 and reported that she had been assaulted by her boyfriend and that he was armed with two firearms. When officers arrived at the scene both subjects had already left. Sergeant Brewster was checking the area when he saw the couple walking in the 7400 block of Avenue L.

    Sergeant Brewster attempted to contact them but was fired upon as he exited his patrol car. Despite being struck in the chest above his vest, he was able to give dispatchers and other officers a description of his wounds and the subject's direction of travel.

    Sergeant Brewster was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

    The man was arrested by other officers following a foot pursuit. He was subsequently charged with capital murder.

    Sergeant Brewster had served with the Houston Police Department for nine years. He is survived by his wife, parents, and three sisters.
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