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7th Division Officer Shot While Responding To Domestic Call


A 7th Division officer was shot after responding to a domestic violence call at 5205 Ronwood Drive in Okolona just before 8am.

The officer was exiting her vehicle when she was approached by a naked man coming from the home. The officer ordered the man to stay back back, but he continued advancing and a struggle ensued. During the struggle the officer was able to get to her weapon and shoot the suspect, but the struggle continued. The suspect was able to gain control of the officer's weapon and shot her multiple times in the leg and thigh.

"The man had the intention of going after the officer", said Larry Gaus, who witnessed the incident.

The suspect's girlfriend and a neighbor were also shot during the incident.

We have all been witnesses to a disturbing trend not just here in Louisville, but all across the nation. Police Officers are the most visible symbol of authority that every day citizens will come in contact with throughout their day.

With the economy in the tank the way it is uncertainty reigns supreme. People feel that they have nothing less to lose and who do they seem to want to take it out on? You guessed it.

This year 34 Officers have already lost their lives in the line of duty.

In Louisville alone in the past 2 months we have had 2 Officers shot at and now one of our Officers has been shot. This was not a high priority run. This was an ?assist EMS? run. This was not the adrenalin pumped run that you expect the worst from.

All of our thoughts and prayers are with you Andrea. We wish you Godspeed and a full recovery.

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I want everyone that makes light of the dangers of our job to realize that this can happen on any run. Every officer on every run, traffic stop &stranded motorist needs to be extra cautious. It is a dangerous job we do and it obviously is getting more so every day.

We lost Peter Grignon 4 years ago. I don't ever want to go through that again. Be safe my Brothers and Sisters.