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2 Texas Officers Shot Serving Warrant

May 09, 2014  | 

Two Killeen, Texas, police officers were shot Friday morning as Tactical Response officers and Bell County deputies served a search warrant at a Killeen residence.

The officers were taken from the scene at Circle M Drive and Old FM 440 to Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center initially and then transferred to Scott & White Hospital, in Temple, where one of the officers is in serious condition and the other is listed in good condition, Killeen spokeswoman Carroll Smith told KWTX TV.

At about 5:30 a.m. the Killeen police Tactical Response Unit and deputies from the Bell County Organized Crime Unit were serving a search warrant at 1104 Circle M Dr., when the shooting started.

Smith said as officers breached the door at apartment C, a man and a woman inside opened fire.

The man and the woman are in custody, Smith said.

Comments (12)

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Retired Chief @ 5/9/2014 4:19 PM

Too bad the male and female suspects are not in the custody of the devil in hell.

Joe @ 5/10/2014 6:02 AM

I's better in custody and judged than killed by someone call to protect and serve.

Jim B. @ 5/10/2014 9:18 AM

Best wishes to the officers for a speedy and full recovery.

Chris @ 5/10/2014 11:07 AM

Response to Joe. I'm trying to understand your post. Your comment seems to suggest that ''someone called to serve and protect'' should ever kill
in the line of duty. Your comment is either a flippant response or extreme ignorance. I have been in two shootings, one on the giving end and one on the receiving end. I didn't want to kill anyone, but I will do so to protect myself and my fellow officer's without hesitation. You have it backwards. If I kill someone in the line of duty in a justified shooting, so be it. If I shoot them and t they don't die, then they can be judged.

mark h @ 5/10/2014 7:07 PM

I agree with Chris

Joe @ 5/10/2014 7:15 PM

I disagree with Chris I'm not here to be a judge and executioner, I'm a simple law enforcement officer and i will try be all means to stay without crossing the thin blue line.

Retired Chief @ 5/11/2014 2:00 PM

Joe your posts make no sense at all and I seriously wonder if you are an LEO. What does "crossing the thin blue line" mean in your post? A shooting is either necessary, legal and justified or not. If using deadly force to protect innocent life becomes necessary there is no debate and there better not be any hesitation. You imply that an officer should not kill in the line of duty and that all suspects should be taken into custody and brought before a judge. In a perfect world, maybe but we don't operate in a perfect world. Sometimes there is no option but deadly force. If you can't handle that, and if you really are an LEO, I suggest you need to get out of the profession before you or someone else is injured/killed because of your reluctance to do what might be necessary.

Chris @ 5/11/2014 3:50 PM

Retired Chief-Bravo! Took the words out of my mouth. With all due respect to Joe. Joe you sound like you are either very sarcastic, have a chip on your shoulder, or you really do not want to get involved other than doing the bare minimum and to ''go along to get along.'' Most importantly as the Retired Chief said, if you are not prepared to use deadly force when it is necessary and appropriate, then you need to find another profession.

Johnny Law @ 5/12/2014 6:45 AM

Joe is either not a LEO or has had no training to be a LEO. What in the hell does he mean to not cross the thin blue line? You take the oath to protect and serve which means you do that regardless of the cost. If faced with a life threatening situation you will let your partner or an innocent citizen die because you are afraid to take a life if forced to by the offender. If so then turn in your badge. You should not serve in Law Enforcement or the Military if that is how you feel! Stay safe Blue!!

Don Juan @ 5/12/2014 7:15 AM

Joe you are a Pussy. If you are a LEO, you should be fired immediately because you obviously would let fellow Officers die than shoot when necessary. If you are not an LEO, shut the hell up and get off this page!!!!!

Pup @ 5/12/2014 2:05 PM

Joe is not an LEO. He blasted LEO's on other articles. Just ignore the idiot and his remarks. He's just another wannabe who couldn't become an officer.

CB @ 5/12/2014 3:44 PM


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