National Toll: Four Police Officers Shot, Killed, in Less than 24 Hours

Law enforcement officers secure the area where they allegedly arrested terror suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami following a shootout in Linden, New Jersey, on September 19, 2016.16 An 'armed and dangerous' Afghan-born suspect wanted in the weekend bomb attacks in New York and New Jersey was wounded Monday in a shootout …

Four police officers were shot and killed during a time-frame of less than 24-hours stretching from Monday evening into Tuesday morning.

The deceased law enforcement personnel–a combination of officers and deputies–were shot in three different incidents which occurred in California and Texas.

KSBY reports detective Luca Benedetti was gunned down in San Luis Obispo, California, Monday around 5 p.m. Pacific Time, while serving a search warrant.

Thirty-seven-year-old Benedetti was met with gunfire and fatally wounded as he entered the suspect’s apartment.

Shortly thereafter, at 8:40 p.m. Central Time, two sheriff’s deputies in Concho County, Texas, were shot and killed while responding to a dog complaint.

NBCDFW 5 noted Texas Department of Public Safety’s Sgt. Dustin Baker said the two deputies made contact with an individual at the scene then “an altercation occurred and quickly escalated to gunfire.” The deputies were killed and a city worker injured.

A 28-year-old suspect was taken into custody and is being held on $4 million bond.

FOX 10 pointed out a Stockton, California, officer was shot and killed Tuesday morning after responding to a domestic violence call.

The officer, Jimmy Inn, arrived on scene shortly after 10 a.m. Pacific Time and “was shot almost immediately.”

Stockton Police chief Eric Jones said, “It was a violent, blatant and very sudden assault on our police officer.”

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund explained that preliminary numbers shot 20 officers were killed via firearm-related injuries in the line of duty January 1, 2021, through to May 12, 2021. That is an increase of 11 percent over that same period of time in 2020.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at Sign up to get Down Range at




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