The Lafayette Police Department recently released body cam footage that shows an officer shot in the line of duty while conducting a search warrant in Indiana. Moreover, friendly fire hit the officer, identified as Lane Butler.
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“Officer Butler is an amazing public servant and is a dedicated and valued member of our agency,” said a Lafayette Police Department statement. “She is demonstrating tremendous courage and strength and she fights to recover from her injury.”
Lane, a three-year veteran of LPD, joined two fellow officers recently to execute a search warrant at a local residence. There, the homeowner cooperated and allowed officers to search, demonstrating the suspect was not there. However, the homeowner did alert officers to a large dog locked in a cage prior to entry.
“As long as she ain’t gonna get out, then we’re good,” an officer can be heard responding during the video.
Friendly Fire Hits Officer
But near the end of the search, the dog broke free, causing all three officers to flee the apartment. It was at that moment that one of the officer’s pistol discharged. …Read the Rest
Source:: Tactical Life