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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: Police need to protect their own

Letter by T.A. Madison, Spanaway on April 26, 2013 at 10:45 am with No Comments »
April 26, 2013 10:45 am

Re: “Judson story puts a face on countless other victims” (TNT, 4-26).

Last week a neighbor heard a man and woman yelling at each other as they sat inside a car parked outside of a neighbor’s home (neither lived at this residence). The yelling was so loud, this neighbor could hear it from inside the house, with no windows or doors opened, and the yelling had lasted an hour and a half.

My neighbor called the police (not 911) and thoroughly explained the situation. So when the police arrived, out stepped a lone, female police officer.

I was flabbergasted! Time and time again we all read about domestic violence turning violent with people being shot and killed. Why on earth, with the dispatcher having such detailed information, would the police decide to send only one officer to such a situation?

I was so afraid for this officer as she neared the vehicle, praying that neither of the people in that car had a gun. Police departments, please take more care in protecting your own.


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