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Off-Duty Fresno Officer Shot at While on Phone with Wife

December 05, 2013  | 

An off-duty Fresno police officer was on the phone with his wife when a Bulldog gang member began shooting at him from another car at a southeast Fresno intersection Monday night, Chief Jerry Dyer told the Fresno Bee.

The officer, who was not injured, returned fire, wounding both the driver and the gun-wielding passenger as his wife remained on the line.

Dyer wouldn't name the officer but said he's been a regular officer for seven years and a reserve officer for two years.

"It's difficult enough for a wife to know someone just tried to kill her husband," Dyer said. "But to hear all that and not be able to do anything about it has emotionally traumatized her."

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SGT. THOMAS @ 12/5/2013 5:49 PM


S.S. @ 12/6/2013 7:50 AM

What the hell is the matter with society today. That they would dare try this to an off duty officer. Nothing but a bunch of chicken sh** a-holes. I hope they're in a lot of pain, and they get the worst punishment that could be handed down. Fu**en cowards!!! Glad to see your doing well Officer. God be with you and your family.

George @ 12/6/2013 9:51 AM

what i don't understand doing ones job is becoming more dangerous for those trying to keep peace within there territory of the city. with more and more shootings going on at ever time, no set time to where you go, your always in danger with or without family. Why don't they have Bullet Protective windshields on both the squad cars and there family cars, especially more so when off duty... The outside world is getting really ugly and no one cares how these matters get taken care of from the society end. I do have a material which can withstand a 45, 38, 22 and larger rounds to protect my family, but the question is, how far do we go to protect our own on and off the clock, my family means everything to me. and everyday this is a 24/7 duty to always protect yourself no matter where you are it's just a matter of time when HELL just breaks loose and you open a can of RAMBO knowing your doing your best of not making it your day of dieing. LOVE my family too much... :D"

Gregg Cox @ 1/3/2014 4:18 AM

Great Shooting brother! PLEASE, EVERYONE, take this lesson to heart. CARRY YOUR GUN OFF DUTY!!!! And train to use it.

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