Four more officers have been brutally murdered by thugs in four days. It’s just heart wrenching. Especially when you get to know those they left behind. I wept as I watched the video below. It broke my heart and there does not seem to be anyone who will stop this madness and return the rule of law.
Our boys and girls in blue are being hunted and assassinated out there… it’s almost a daily occurrence now. Another dark turn has also taken place as an officer was kidnapped and raped over the weekend in Kansas. She survived it, but they are still looking for her attackers.
Officer Blake Snyder was only 33 years-old. He answered a disturbance call and was shot to death by a woman’s ex-boyfriend. Snyder leaves behind a beautiful young wife and a 2 year-old son who will never know his father, but he will certainly know how brave his dad was that day. Elizabeth Snyder made the video below and you can’t help but weep for that family.
From Blue Lives Matter:
These Are The Four Officers Murdered In The Past Four Days
In a period of just four days we saw four police officers gunned down. Every one of these heroes dedicated their lives to serving their communities, and the world is worse off without them.
Officer Blake Snyder
Officer Blake Snyder, 33, with St. Louis County Police Department was murdered on Thursday morning while responding to a disturbance call. Trenton Forster armed himself and was reportedly banging on the doors of his ex-girlfriend’s house, prompting them to call 911. Officer Snyder and his partner arrived and saw that Forster’s hands weren’t visible. When Officer Snyder exited his vehicle and ordered Forster to show his hands, Forster responded by shooting and murdering Officer Snyder. Trenton Forster was shot by another officer and was taken into custody.
Officer Blake Snyder was survived by his wife and 2-year-old son.
Elizabeth Snyder, Blake’s wife, wanted to let the world know what an amazing man her husband was. You can see the interview here (have a box of tissues ready):
Sergeant Steve Owen was 53 years-old. He was killed when he responded to a burglary call. As he came around the back of the residence, his killer shot him in the face. He then stood over the officer and shot him four times just to make sure he was dead. He then tried to steal his cruiser before being apprehended. Owen was with the department for 29 years. He leaves behind a wife, two grown children and a step-child.
Officer Lesley Zerebny was just 23 years-old and was a rookie that had been an officer for about a year. She was also a new mom who had a baby four months ago. She was gunned down in Palm Springs when she answered a domestic dispute call by a gangbanger who had said he wanted to kill cops. Zerebny’s husband is a county deputy.
Officer Jose “Gil” Vega, 63, was the other officer the same gangbanger killed in Palm Springs. He was supposed to have the day off, but decided to work the overtime. He was going to retire in two months. He had been on the force for 35 years. He leaves eight children behind.
This year has seen a 57% jump in cop killings. You can lay that squarely at the feet of Black Lives Matter and Barack Obama. The increase in violence is epic and on-going. Every hero we lose is one too many. These officers gave their lives in the line of duty. We owe it to them and their families to see this stops whatever it takes.