The LA times has the very sad story.
A Fresno County sheriff’s deputy was fatally shot and two other officers were wounded Thursday in an all-day confrontation with a barricaded arson suspect in the tiny unincorporated community of Minkler, 20 miles east of Fresno.
“This morning, I had to deliver the message that no law enforcement leader wants to deliver, and that was to the wife of a deputy sheriff, that her husband had been killed in the line of duty,” Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims said at a news conference.
The names of the officers were not immediately released, nor was that of the alleged shooter. The Fresno Bee identified the suspect as Ricky Liles, 51, of Minkler. Reedley City Manager Rocky Rogers told the Associated Press that one of the wounded officers was Javier Bejar, of the Reedley Police Department. Rogers said that he was on life support and not expected to recover.
Here’s the rest.
Whenever a police officer or a firefighter is killed, it is a tragedy for his or her family of course. But it is also always blow to the greater community.