Deputy Shot in Ambush style attack

Deputy Shot in Ambush style attack

We tend to only hear about violence and police when it is perpetrated by police.  Yesterday, a Louisiana Deputy who was directing traffic was shot multiple times by an unidentified man.

Deputy Shot

A St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy was shot multiple times in an “ambush” Thursday morning, officials said.

The deputy, who was identified as Cpl. Burt Hazeltine, was directing traffic in a school zone about 9 a.m. on Highway 90 and Louisiana Streets in Paradis when shots were fired.

Officials said Hazeltine was struck in the elbow, eye and chest. The Sheriff’s Office said a bullet was lodged behind Hazeltine’s left eye and is suffering from internal bleeding.

A suspect was in custody within minutes of the shooting, authorities said. The suspect’s name wasn’t released.”  – Report originally from WDSU.

With these random police attacks happening often, it is certainly understandable why a few officers are on edge a lot of the time.  Our prayers go out to Cpl. Hazeltine and his family.

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