Tuesday, February 22, 2011

3rd St. Petersburg officer killed this year

I live 20 minutes from the scene of the shooting in St Pete FL, our city touches that city and I have also lived in St Pete in the past.
My heart hurts for the officers in St Pete.

Pray for his family and friends, and also pray that they will apprehend the shooter who is at large and armed and dangerous. they have closed 4 schools until he is caught.

last night Officer David Crawford, a 25-year veteran of the force, was shot around 10:30 p.m. Monday as  he was investigating a report of a suspicious person. In January, two officers were slain serving a warrant and a US Marshal was badly wounded. this officer is the 3rd officer to die in the line of duty in 30 days. this also means Florida has had 6 officers killed in the line of duty in the past 3 months.

12 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I saw that on the news... What is going on??? Do they have any idea who and why someone is doing this to the policemen??? I hate to say this --but is it the illegals down there????

Prayers for the families and for all of the policemen in Florida.
Hugs,
Betsy

Remington said...

This is awful! The families will be in our thoughts and prayers. I just hope they catch this person before anyone else is hurt.

Ginny said...

This is awful, so glad you are not a policewoman!! Nevertheless, keep your doors locked. Your post below literally broke my heart, Sandra. Maybe because we have a heart for each other. I am sitting here crying so hard that I can't see the T.V. I am a mom and grandmother, and have had my problems with family in the past, so I know how you must feel. So you are a great-grandmother!! 44 is such a young age to be a grandfather!! How sweet she looks!! She looks exactly like my daughter-in-law's neice Naomi. I am adding this to my prayer list.

THE OLD GEEZER said...

I pray for the safety of police officers all across our nation. We have officer involved shootings almost on a daily basis in the Los Angeles area lately. Of course the media always blames the cops.

Stacey Dawn said...

Oh this makes my heart hurt....we had a rash of officer killings a year or so ago. Just breaks your heart. I will pray for the officers, the families and friends left behind, the community and that the person be caught!

Ann said...

So terribly sad. I recently read about how many law enforcement workers have been killed and the numbers are alarming.

George said...

I heard about this officer and the other two on the news. It's unbelievably sad.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Sandra..I did see something about this recently and this is another!! Wow..that is awful! Will keep them in mind:)

SquirrelQueen said...

Six officers in only three months? That is horrible. Do they think this is all connected? I will have to check the news on this.

Prayers for the officers families.

Snapper II said...

This is so sad.
We are living in such troubled times.

photowannabe said...

How tragic. Its like the World has gone mad.

Madeline said...

We are living in a cruel and wicked world where so many do not value life. Theirs, or anyone elses. God bless all of those who put their lives on the line to protect us. God bless these families who have lost their loved ones.