Lima, OH – An Allen County sheriff’s deputy was shot in the face during a traffic stop early Tuesday morning.
The incident began at approximately 2:30 a.m. on June 21, when an unidentified Allen County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) deputy attempted to stop a vehicle on 2nd Street, the sheriff’s office said in a press release.
The driver “immediately fled the scene,” leading the deputy on a brief pursuit that ended several blocks away, according to the ACSO.
The suspect then bailed out of the vehicle and took off on foot.
The deputy chased the suspect down, leading to a physical struggle between them, the ACSO said.
The sheriff’s office said deputy and the suspect exchanged gunfire during the confrontation.
The gunman died from his wounds, and the deputy was shot in the face.
The wounded deputy was rushed to Lima Memorial Health System for emergency care before being transferred to a hospital in the Columbus area, according to the ACSO.
Ohio Attorney General’s Office Press Secretary Steve Irwin said the deputy’s injuries appear to be serious, but that they are not believed to be life threatening, The Lima News reported.
I called this out immediately, and took some heat online for it, mostly from law enforcement officers….
This is not rocket science
This is long established and WELL KNOWN and WELL TRAINED Protocol!
You engage the shooter and take him out!
You do not wait!
THAT IS PART OF YOUR JOB TODAY IN THIS INSANE WORLD!!!!!
These cops did not. They had a ballistic shield on scene in minutes but they chose to wait and stop heroic unarmed parents from trying to help
COWARDS FVUCKING COWARDS- no monday morning quarterbacking…. THEY ARE FVCKING COWARDS
To any civilian or media or non LEO reading this post- Real Cops and Law Enforcement professionals will not defend the actions of these cowards or their incompetent leadership. The Border Patrol agent (off duty) who raced in and killed the shooter is representative of the vast majority of law enforcement in this nation.
Uvalde Texas Hero Was Off Duty Border Patrol Officer
After Parkland and now Uvalde, it is important to remember that fact.
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