Police Week 2005

It was Sunday morning, last May 9. My clock radio woke me and, as always, it was tuned to the all-news channel. Two stories made it through the cobwebs. A police officer in Alexandria, Virginia, had been involved in a fatal shooting. He had responded to a domestic disturbance call and was violently attacked by the male suspect. The officer’s life was in danger and he was forced to shoot and kill his assailant.