The four victims of Sunday morning's shooting were veteran officers who brought a range of talents to the fledgling Lakewood Police Department when it was created in 2004, according to Lakewood Police Chief Bret Farrar.
"This is a very difficult time for our families and our officers," he said. "Please keep our families and Lakewood Police in your prayers."
The slain officers "all have been outstanding professionals," he added.
The officers were doing surveillance following a call of shots fired when they were hit by an outbound South Shore train.