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Fla. Officer Struck by Gunfire Fighting for Her Life

September 04, 2011  | 

Photo: Facebook.
Photo: Facebook.
An Auburndale (Fla.) Police officer remains in critical condition after facing a hail of gunfire as she approached the house on a domestic violence call.

Michael Lester is accused of firing more than 20 rounds at Officer Stacy Lee Booth, 26, after the officer responded to his home at 413 Diamond Ridge Drive. As she approached the house, Lester allegedly fired his SKS rifle, striking Officer Booth in the holster, abdomen, and right arm. The shot to the holster disabled the officer's service weapon.

By 1 a.m., SWAT officers used an armored vehicle to ram Lester's garage door to insert gas canisters into the home. A robot was then sent into the home, where Lester was found unconscious.

A Facebook fan page supporting Officer Booth had gathered almost 800 fans on Sunday.

Source: The Ledger.

Tags: Assaults on Officers, Barricaded Suspects


Comments (14)

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Officer A. Tuohey @ 9/4/2011 11:50 PM

To the brave Officer Booth... We think about it every day and night when we answer the call. It is sad to here that you experienced such an event, but know that we are here for you. May you have a healthy and speedy recovery.

Ernie @ 9/5/2011 6:07 AM

My prayers are with you Officer Booth.

Gary @ 9/5/2011 7:25 AM

Keep up your fight for full recovery. Our thoughts are with you.

david randazzo @ 9/5/2011 10:22 AM

Keep up the good fight Officer Booth, we will pray for your full recovery.

CT RET COP @ 9/5/2011 6:12 PM

Officer Booth my prayers go out to you and your family, god bless you, and don't stop fighting.

DaveSAM25G @ 9/5/2011 9:59 PM

Good Bless stay strong our prayers and wishes for a speedy recovery are with you!!

Dave

Kevin O'Brien @ 9/5/2011 10:49 PM

Keep fighting Syacy! We're with you! This was a terrible act but you'll win this one too!

MJ Turnbow @ 9/6/2011 6:28 AM

Praying for a speedy recovery. Hang tough!! Don't let the bastard win!!!!!!!!!

bill williams @ 9/6/2011 10:54 PM

Hang in there,Heavenly Farther will be by your side. My family and I will put you in our prayers. We all need to thank you for putting your life on the line every day for us. THANKS

Capt David @ 9/7/2011 9:14 AM

Guy needs life without parole...If she dies, fry him..

Deputy Thrower @ 9/7/2011 3:53 PM

You hang in they lady we are all with you hope you get well soon your brother in lawenforcement stay strong god be with you

David @ 9/7/2011 4:05 PM

My fellow officer, grab onto St. Michael's sword for his strength to continue this fight. Save Your warrior strength for your recovery.
Allow the prayers from your large family of sisters and brothers in Blue to do their part in your fight.
Praying for your speedy recovery.

Dennis Kellar @ 9/7/2011 4:41 PM

Be well and stay strong officer. May god be with you and your family through these harsh times.

Rainer @ 9/8/2011 1:23 AM

This is all? You send prayers??
Does anyone of you spend a moment to think about guncontroll? Nearly every idiot in your so great country has the right to have guns in his home! For what?? For killing police officers! And who is protecting this right? The NRA!! But the "best" is that a lot of you are members of the NRA..... does this make sence? Not to me!!
Anyway I´m very sad about what happened to her and all the others, who face that senceless brutality every day

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