Sunday, October 11, 2015

Blue Lives Matter...Home And Abroad

From the Memphis Appeal:
Memphis police had a suspect in custody late Sunday after one of their own was shot and killed earlier in the day.
Terence Olridge, 31, who had been with the department for barely more than a year, was off-duty when he was fatally shot near his Cordova home Sunday, officials said. Charges had not been filed against the suspect late Sunday, and police have released few details about what happened.
This shooting follows the Aug. 1 death of Officer Sean Bolton, who was shot and killed after a traffic stop while on duty. Tremaine Wilbourn has been charged with first-degree murder in that case.
"It wasn't very long ago that I stood in very close proximity to where I am standing now, and said something very, very similar to what I'm saying here," Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong said outside the Regional Medical Center Sunday afternoon. "It just doesn't get any easier. I didn't think that we'd be here again so soon."
This latest incident began about 12:50 p.m. at a home in the 2600 block of Long Shadow Lane, not far from the Lakeland city limits. According to police, the incident happened near Olridge's driveway.
Sources have indicated that Olridge became involved with a neighbor, possibly over a domestic incident, but that remains unclear. The neighbor then apparently opened fire. Police had much of Long Shadow blocked off on Sunday, and numerous officers could be seen at a house neighbors identified as the one where the suspect lives.
Gda (police officer) Tony Golden, a father-of three in his 30s, was gunned down by a dissident republican when he responded to a report of domestic violence at an address in Omeath, Co Louth.
The gunman, named locally as Adrian Crevan Mackin (24), known to both the gardai and the PSNI as an active member of the IRA, shot Gda Golden first.
He next turned the handgun on his partner and then killed himself.
The woman was described as being in a critical condition in hospital last night....
It is understood that a second incident flared in the house yesterday evening and the woman called gardai to say she was afraid her partner would kill her. Her worried relatives had also called the gardai....
Gda Golden was a highly respected member of the force with more than 10 years' service.
Originally from Co Mayo, he previously served in the now-closed Kill O' the Grange Station in south Dublin and was later transferred to Louth.
Patrol cars blocked off all access to the housing estate last night, and only gardai and residents were allowed access.
Fr Christy McElwee said the small community was trying to come to terms with the terrible tragedy.
Pretty much every where, cops are always in danger by thugs who are ready to kill a cop for pretty much no reason at all.
Blue lives do matter.

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