FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

Ohio Officer Ambushed in Patrol Vehicle by Rifle-Wielding Thugs, Miraculously Unhurt

September 17, 2010  | 

Officers from several police departments around the Tri-State area near Cincinnati are on the lookout for four people they believe opened fire an officer early Thursday morning.

The ambush happened about 1:15 a.m. yesterday in the area of Leggett Street and Van Buren Avenue. Police at the scene told News 5 that Woodlawn Officer Tim Barrett was returning from assisting Lincoln Heights officers at an earlier shots fired call when he approached the intersection.

Police said Barrett noticed four men lying in the grass near the intersection. At that point, police said, three of the men aimed semi-automatic rifles at the officer and opened fire.

"(Barrett) slid down and floored the accelerator and radioed he was being fired on," Lincoln Heights Police Chief Ron Twitty said. "I think once they started shooting, they intended to kill him."

Officer Barrett was not seriously injured in the ambush. But authorities believe his vehicle was hit by 10 rounds of AK-47 fire and one round passed through the headrest.

Read Full Story at WLWT.com

Tags: Woodlawn (Ohio) PD, Assaults on Officers


Be the first to comment on this story





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Missing Texas Deputy's Body Found in Lake
Rescue crews recovered the body of Travis County Senior Deputy Jessica Hollis from Lake...
Search for Suspect in Pa. Trooper Ambush Focuses on Dense Woods
Pennsylvania State Police paused to pay tribute to their fallen comrade, then got back to...
Tennessee Man Accused of Threatening to Join Islamic State and Kill Officer
A man arrested on suspicion of drunk driving told a Nashville officer, "I am going to join...
COPS Office Releases Report on Body-Worn Cameras
The COPS Office has released "Implementing a Body-Worn Camera Program: Recommendations and...
FBI Said to Begin Tracking Animal Cruelty Cases
The FBI will begin tracking animal cruelty cases just as they track other crimes, Wayne...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine