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An Officer's Worst Fear: Being Targeted for Doing Your Job

November 19, 2015  | 

The fatal shooting of Downey, CA, police Officer Ricardo Galvez rattled nerves among cops across Southern California Thursday as authorities investigated what led to the killing.

The LAPD, for example, stepped up security at its stations even though a department spokesman said the Downey shooting appeared to be an isolated incident. 

Galvez's killing turned out to be an armed robbery in which the suspects said they didn't realize the 29-year-old — who was out of uniform and sitting in his personal car near the Downey Police Department — was a cop, authorities said later in the day.

But for police officers, the idea of being targeted because of their job has long been a fear that comes with the job.

There have been several cases in which gunmen specifically targeted Southern California law enforcement, the Los Angeles Times reports.


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kevCopAz @ 11/19/2015 4:52 PM

Really is Downey crime that wild that folks are robbed at gunpoint and killed in front of a police station? If thats the case, that city has far more issues then just this one murder. I still think the offenders lawyer made that story up for them to avoid the obvious circumstances of killing a cop.

ChuckW @ 11/19/2015 5:34 PM

Still makes no sense, they were supposedly just going to rob him but ran up on him and immediately began to shoot. Happened so fast he didn’t even know there were there, sounds more like they were out to kill him not rob him.

S.S. @ 11/20/2015 6:04 AM

B.S. it wasn't a robbery. We all know it. These scumbags knew he was an officer and he was killed for it. There is definately more to this story.

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