The Thin Blue Line....
On Saturday a Prince William Virginia Police Officer went to work on her first day and then never made it home.. She and two other officers were ambushed after receiving a call from a female who stated her husband was beating her. Little did they know when they arrived she was already dead. They did everything they had been taught to do. But when you are ambushed with an assault weapon all your training doesn't matter.
All three responding officers were shot. All were transported to the hospital, but Officer Guindon passed away. The suspect surrendered himself. It is profoundly sad that such a young officer, young person, never had a chance. One day into her career, the day after being sworn in.
This hits way too close to home.. Prince William is about 10 miles outside of my 911 center in Fairfax. And I have to drive through it to get home. A few years ago our agency was rocked when a mentally ill man gunned down two of our officers at the police station. You never know when your time is up.