And all were ‘ambush-style’ attacks.
There has been a rise in the shooting of police officers in 2016.
Three of the officers had been conducting traffic stops when they were targeted, but a fourth was just sitting in his marked car.
SAN ANTONIO, TX:
San Antonio police officer was shot to death during a traffic stop Sunday in what the department’s chief described as a targeted killing similar to recent police shootings in Dallas, Texas, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana…
…The shooting occurred in front of police headquarters before noon, McManus said. Marconi had just pulled over a driver on the south side of the building and returned to his patrol car to write a ticket when the suspect pulled up behind him.
The suspect walked up to the patrol car driver window and shot the officer in the head, McManus said. The suspect then reached through the open window and shot him a second time, McManus said.
After the shooting the suspect returned to his vehicle and drove away.
Read more: FOX 8
The situation began around 8 p.m. when the officer, identified as Jarred Ciccone, was shot by a passing motorist while conducting a traffic stop in the 2300 block of Periwinkle Way.
The gunman fled the scene and was eventually located in the Dunes neighborhood where a shootout ensued between the man and responding officers…
…The officer involved was shot in the shoulder and taken to the Lee Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released.
Officer Ciccone has been a member of the Sanibel Police Department for a number of years.
In fact, in May of last year, he was named Officer of the Year by the Lee County Bar Association for using a defibrillator to save a woman’s life.
Read more: NBC 2
ST. LOUIS, MO:
“He was targeted because he was a police officer,” Mayor Francis Slay said at a press conference at Barnes Jewish Hospital. “He didn’t stop anybody. He didn’t point a gun at anybody.”
Police said the sergeant, 46, had been shot twice in the face and was conscious. He was in critical but stable condition and expected to live. He is a 20-year veteran of the department.
The shooting in St. Louis comes on the same day that a police officer in San Antonio was shot to death while writing a ticket. Also, a police officer in Sanibel, Fla., was shot and wounded as he conducted a traffic stop Sunday evening. And late Sunday, a police officer and a suspect were shot during a traffic stop about 10:30 p.m. in the Kansas City suburb of Gladstone, Mo. That officer is expected to recover; no information on the shooter was available.
When police arrived at the shooting scene in St. Louis, the sergeant was sitting in his SUV, his seatbelt was fastened and his gun was holstered.
“He didn’t have time to react to this threat,” Police Chief Sam Dotson said.
A source told the Post-Dispatch that the sergeant said a car had pulled up beside his SUV and the officer thought the driver was going to ask him a question. Instead, the person in the car fired at the officer.
Read more: St. Lous Post Dispatch
A Gladstone police officer shot during a traffic stop Sunday night is out of surgery and expected to make a full recovery, police say.
The officer was shot Sunday evening around 10:34 p.m. during a traffic stop at NW Vivion Road and U.S. 169.
According to Kari Thompson with the Kansas City Police Department, which is conducting the investigation, a Gladstone officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation at Vivion Road and U.S. 169. Police say the passenger ran from the vehicle and Gladstone officers pursued the suspect on foot.
As officers attempted to take the suspect into custody a struggle ensued. During the struggle, the suspect displayed a handgun, shots were fired and the suspect,who is described as a man in his late teens, was fatally wounded.
A Gladstone officer was also shot, but sustained non-life threatening injuries. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment.
The numbers continue to rise on the shooting deaths of officers, but not in the line of duty, those numbers are actually falling:
Shooting deaths of law enforcement officers spiked 78 percent in the first half of 2016 compared to last year, including an alarming increase in ambush-style assaults like the ones that killed eight officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, according to a report released Wednesday.
However, data from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund shows that firearms-related deaths of officers in the line of duty are still lower than they were during previous decades like the 1970s.
Read more: FOX News
Are we looking at a ‘War on Cops’?
The continuing vitriol that is spewed from the left at law enforcement officers is poisoning the public perception of cops.
Officers are increasingly being viewed as racists who are using their ‘power’ to harrass, intimidate and out-right murder black people for sport.
It’s disgusting, and cops are now wearing a target when they put on their uniforms.
The cops are now the ones being targeted and murdered just for being cops.
This has got to stop.