Posted January 29, 2019 9:30 am by Comments

By Tom Knighton

More than once, I’ve commented about how policing is a tough job. On the best of days, you’re probably pissing someone off by enforcing the law. It’s not a job for the conflict-averse by any stretch of the imagination.

However, it’s also a dangerous job. Thus far, 2019 has illustrated the risks of the job to a significant degree.

Monday evening in Houston, though, we got yet another reminder.

Multiple Houston police officers were shot Monday while serving a search warrant, Police Chief Art Acevedo said.

About a dozen narcotics officers, along with several patrol officers, had responded to a residence where police suspected drugs were being sold, Acevedo told reporters late Monday night. The narcotics officers announced themselves as they breached the front door shortly before 5 p.m. Then, the gunfire started, Acevedo said.

“Immediately upon breaching the door, the officers came under fire from one or two suspects inside the house,” Acevedo said.

One suspect retreated to the back of the room, the police chief said, then re-emerged and again returned fire.

Four undercover narcotics officers were struck by gunfire, police said. A fifth officer suffered a knee injury, according to Acevedo.

Initial reports claimed that five officers were shot. Apparently, this was …Read the Rest

Source:: Bearing Arms

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