Another police shooting in Washington? This just keeps getting more and more depressing.
Two Pierce County Sheriff's deputies were "basically ambushed" Monday night when responding to a domestic violence call near Eatonville, a spokesman said.
The shooting was the third within two months in which police officers in the Seattle-Tacoma metroplitan area were targeted by gunmen.
The suspected shooter, identified as David Edward Crable, 35, was shot and killed during the incident, which happened shortly after 9 p.m. in the 34300 block of Tanwax Court East.
One deputy was flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle and was in critical condition Tuesday morning. The other, a sergeant, was rushed to Madigan Army Medical Center and was upgraded to serious condition early Tuesday, Sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer said.
The deputies responded to the residence after a family member called 911 about an unwanted guest. The argument involved Crable's younger brother and 16-year-old daughter, investigators said.
What people don't realize is that not only does this affect the families of those shot, but every officer in the state of Washington. I'd say they don't feel as safe with this recent spike of police violence. Having done plenty of ride alongs with police officers, the thought that they come across likes jerks comes from the simple matter that they have to treat every situation as potentially dangerous.
And with all this happening, do you really blame them?