How much of this job is about attending domestics? For those who don’t know, a significant proportion of all jobs we attend are domestic disputes, most of these are between current or ex-partners.
Three Baldwin County (Alabama) Deputy Sheriffs attended an address last Friday. They approached 53-year-old Michael Jansen on his porch outside his house, to ascertain why the ‘family disturbance’ call had been made. As they did so, Jansen pulled out a gun and shot two of the officers, fatally wounding Deputy Scott Ward an critically injuring one of his colleagues.
The officers returned fire and killed Jansen. All officers were wearing bullet-proof vests.
The slain officer had 15 years’ service and was a US Coastguard Reserve having recently returned from deployment in Afghanistan.
Rest in Peace, brother.