Two police officers in Urbandale, Iowa were murdered in two separate attacks early Monday just 20 minutes apart. These attacks have rocked the community.
From the Washington Post:
The first shooting occurred at 1:06 a.m. when an officer in Urbandale, which is part of metropolitan Des Moines, responded to a report of shots fired, Sgt. Paul Parizek, a spokesman for Des Moines police, told The Washington Post. The officer was shot while sitting alone in his patrol car at 70th Street and Aurora Ave., next to Urbandale High School. He was pronounced dead on the scene, Parizek said.
About 20 minutes later, Des Moines police officers responding to the shooting of the first officer came across a patrol car at Merle Hay Rd. and Sheridan Dr., an intersection about two miles away, where they found another officer with a gunshot wound, according to Parizek. The officer, who was among those responding, was transported to the Iowa Methodist Medical Center, where he too was pronounced dead.
As the video below details, the attacks are being described as ambushes. Schools were closed following the shootings.
Our police need our support now more than ever. Not only are they targeted by thugs, but they just aren’t appreciated by all of the people they protect.
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H/T: IJ Review