Since our February 10th post about line-of-duty police officer deaths [http://bit.ly/2EXdiK8], five more heroes have given their lives in the performance of their duties. Two died in vehicle crashes, while three others were murdered by gunfire. Among the three includes Chicago Police Department Commander Paul Bauer, who, despite his high-ranking position, still answered the call of public trust and attempted to assist fellow officers in apprehending a dangerous shooting suspect when he was killed. Yesterday, Prince George’s County (Maryland) Police Department Corporal Mujahid Ramzziddin came to the aid of a domestic violence victim while he was OFF-DUTY when the victim was being attacked by a dangerous subject against whom she’d currently had a protective order in place. After shooting Corporal Ramzziddin, the coward stole his service weapon and fled, eventually being chased down by other police units and neutralized by pursuing officers.
Please take a moment to view these officers’ names and memorials, leave a reflection on their Officer Down Memorial pages [www.odmp.org] and understand the tremendous sacrifice that these men and women, whom all leave behind children, families and loved ones, make every single day in service of the protection of our freedoms.
“No matter the sacrifice, the opposition or the difficulty, the mission is clear: the efficient and judicious service and protection of our citizenry.”