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    Default 4 Police Officers are killed

    Just asking for your thoughts, this is from our neighboring city; alot of these guys respond with our engine frequently.
    Sad day.
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    LAKEWOOD, Wash. - Four police officers were shot and killed in a bloody Sunday morning ambush at a Lakewood-area coffee shop, officials said.

    Pierce County Sheriff's Office spokesman Ed Troyer called the ambush "a targeted attack" on the four Lakewood police officers as they were preparing to start their shifts at about 8:30 a.m.

    Officials at the scene said one or two gunmen burst into the Forza Coffee Co. outlet at 11401 Steele St. South, shot the four uniformed officers as they were working on their laptop computers, then fled the scene.

    Two baristas and a handful of other customers were inside the coffee shop at the time of the attack, but none of them were shot or injured. The suspects fled without taking any money.

    Troyer described the scene inside the coffee shop as "carnage and a scene out of a horror movie."

    Three male officers and one female officer all died at the scene.

    About 2 1/2 hours after the deadly ambush, officers identified a white Chevy pickup truck abandoned at 134th Street and Pacific Avenue South that is believed to be the one that the suspects fled in.

    Soon after, there was a possible standoff reported between officers and one or more people inside a residence a few blocks away. It was not immediately known if the standoff is related to the police shootings.

    A $10,000 reward is being offered for any information leading to the arrest of the suspects, Troyer said. An emergency tip line has been set up, at 866-977-2362, for callers to report any helpful information.

    No description of the suspects is yet available.

    Emergency personnel rushed to the scene after receiving a report that multiple officers were shot and killed in the ambush at 8:30 a.m. Sunday.

    Within minutes, hundreds of investigators and police were rushing to the scene. Roads were blocked in the vicinity of the attack.

    "I've never seen so many cops," said one witness as officers converged on the area.

    The deadly shootings come less than a month after Seattle Police Officer Timothy Brenton was shot to death in cold blood as he was sitting in a cruiser with trainee Britt Sweeney on Halloween night. Sweeney was grazed in the neck.

    Christopher Monfort of Tukwila has been charged with aggravated first-degree murder in connection with Brenton's death.


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    Very sad event.

    Of course, our thoughts and prayers with their families and their fellow officers.

    This is a disturbing incident.

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    Sad day indeed.

    Time will tell why this was done. I hope they catch the rotten scumbag(s) responsible and incarcerate them and their families.

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    God bless everyone stricken by this act, lets hope whoever did this is delt with before making it to a courtroom. They don't deserve a fair trial.

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    Wow. I wonder if the two are related.

    Prayers sent.
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    My thoughts and prayers to the family of the fallen officers. Blessed are the peace makers for they shall inherit the earth. Rest in Peace, Your tour of duty is done, we take it from here.

    Now that being said, I hope they catch the son-of-bitch that murder these officers and hang him by his nuts while sh tting down his throat. WtF Man cant even drink a cup of coffee with out some gang banger trying to kill him.

    This is just a fine world that we live in, I just can't wait to have my taxes raised to keep up pieces of sh t like this. I guess this is the change that we have to believe in.
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    Man, our "news" media really sucks.

    My thoughts and prayers for the family's and their respective depts and brothers.

    Why this has been buried on page 3 when Tiger Woods getting beaten by his wife is on page 1 is beyond me.

    This is an obvious attack on law enforcement and should be considered an act of terrorism. I hope the feds are brought into this.

    Anyone ballsy enough to whack 4 cops is up to no good and obviously has other things planned. I only hope it doesn't get worse and this isn't a prelude to something far darker.

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    Proof that Evil is a real entity. While waiting for their shift. This is the kind of tragedy that can make one go off the deep end. Hope they catch these scumbags. Reminds me, Does Washington have the death penalty?

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    From ask.com:

    Does Washington state have the death penalty?
    Yes, Washington has executed a total of 4 people since 1976.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jam24u View Post
    Reminds me, Does Washington have the death penalty?
    Yah from what I remember we do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNFF319 View Post
    Wow. I wonder if the two are related.

    Prayers sent.
    TNFF.... the suspect in the homocide of Officer Brenton on Halloween night was taken into custody a few days later, just as his memorial was concluding, in fact. He was shot in the process, but is expected to survive and be tried.

    The only way these two incidents are related is if the first one inspired the shirtbag(s) today...imo.

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    Sounds like one of the cops had a brief chance to try and fight back, may have got a shot off, they're still not sure.
    But they do have a potential suspect, a guy that was supposed to be in prison forever.
    Total of 9 kids without a mom/dad tonight.
    I'm so friggin ****ed off.
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    SEATTLE – The man police are seeking as a person of interest in the shooting deaths of four Lakewood, Wash. police officers was supposed to be spending the rest of his life in an Arkansas prison.

    But, Maurice Clemmons, 37, who has a criminal history complete with violent, psychotic outbursts, was set free by former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.

    Killed Sunday morning in what detectives call an "ambush" at a coffee shop were Sgt. Mark Renninger, 39; Ronald Owens, 37; Tina Griswold, 40; and Greg Richards 42.

    In 1989, Clemmons, then 17, was convicted in Little Rock for aggravated robbery. He was paroled in 2000 after Huckabee commuted Clemmons' 95-year prison sentence. Huckabee, who was criticized during his run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008 for the number of clemencies and commutations he granted, cited Clemmons' age at the time of the sentence.

    "Back then, Gov. Huckabee granted clemency to a disturbing number of people, including a man named Maurice Clemmons who should have never been left out," said Larry Jegley, prosecuting attorney for Arkansas' Pulaski County.

    After his release from prison, Clemmons violated his parole and was returned to prison in July 2001. He was released March 18, 2004, according to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette newspaper.

    By all accounts, Clemmons left Arkansas and came to Western Washington. By last summer, it appears his life was spiraling into a tail spin. A home he owned in Parkland was torched by illegal fireworks. He talked about that with KING 5's Linda Brill.

    "Look what happened. I lost the home," said Clemmons.

    Now, Clemmons is a suspect. He's facing charges in Pierce County for child rape, assaulting several deputies and malicious mischief. Court papers refer to him as saying he was the messiah and that he could fly. A relative said "Maurice is not in his right mind."

    Clemmons was released from prison six days ago on bond, even though there is a warrant for his arrest after escaping from parole in Arkansas.

    "I hope my worst fears aren't realized and we have four police officers dead at the hands of another person who should have been left alone," said Jegley.

    Huckabee released this statement in response to the killings.

    "The senseless and savage execution of police officers in Washington State has saddened the nation, and early reports indicate that a person of interest is a repeat offender who once lived in Arkansas and was wanted on outstanding warrants here and Washington State. The murder of any individual is a profound tragedy, but the murder of a police officer is the worst of all murders in that it is an assault on every citizen and the laws we live within.

    Should he be found to be responsible for this horrible tragedy, it will be the result of a series of failures in the criminal justice system in both Arkansas and Washington State. He was recommended for and received a commutation of his original sentence from 1990. This commutation making him parole eligible and was paroled by the parole board once they determined he met the conditions at that time. He was arrested later for parole violation and taken back to prison to serve his full term, but prosecutors dropped the charges that would have held him. It appears that he has continued to have a string of criminal and psychotic behavior but was not kept incarcerated by either state. This is a horrible and tragic event and if found and convicted the offender should be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law. Our thoughts and prayers are and should be with the families of those honorable, brave, and heroic police officers."

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    Not for nothing but i read the coffee clerk saw the gun before it was pulled and ran out the back door.

    I don't know if he did yell or not but in any situation like that ....... yell .... "gun" ..... as you are running away. It gives everyone else a chance. It might have been all the chance these cops needed.

    Too many people have no idea how truly bad some people are. Evil is a better word for it ...
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    Absolutely terrible. Sounds like a deliberate ambush, I hope the SOB tries to fight it out when they attempt to arrest him. Isn't that called " Ley de Fuego" in Mexico. Our thought and prayers to family, friends and colleagues.

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    Just coming in on BBC here. A patrol officer shot a man dead. Preliminary ID is the scumbag who ambushed the 4 police officers. Happened about 0245 local time Seattle. I imagine it will be a long time before the cop will ever to buy a meal or drink. Good on you Lad.
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    He's dead? Oh shucks. Frankly I was hoping they would first pepper spray him and then taze him so he would be in excruciating pain. Then shoot him.
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    I am glad that the police took this scumbag down. But now the naacp will make a big stink over it and they will say that he was deprived of his rights.

    He had the right to give up to the officer and be arrested. He had the right to shoot it out with the officer. He had the right to be a good citizen.

    He took the lives of 4 LEO's and didn't give them any rights.

    He got what he frigging deserved! Death on site!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    I am glad that the police took this scumbag down. But now the naacp will make a big stink over it and they will say that he was deprived of his rights.

    He had the right to give up to the officer and be arrested. He had the right to shoot it out with the officer. He had the right to be a good citizen.

    He took the lives of 4 LEO's and didn't give them any rights.

    He got what he frigging deserved! Death on site!
    Yep I agree. After a long period of contemplation, ( OK 32 seconds). Well done Lad. Should we ever meet, your moneys no good.

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    My condolences go out to our brothers on the thin blue line.

    To the officer who took the skell down.... a tip of the leather for job well done.
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