When police officers leave their home every day to report to work, they do not know if they will return. Their jobs puts them in harms way and, lately, even the President of the United States, Barack Obama, has painted all police as corrupt and racist individuals thereby creating an environment of animosity and hatred towards our men and women in blue.
Tonight, we have another police officer dead after being shot by a suspect during a shootout with an armed man on a bicycle in New York City.
Officer Randall Holder, 33, was called into an area of East Harlem after witnesses reported that there were gun shots fired and an armed man on a bicycle. After officers caught up with the perpetrator, a shootout ensued and Officer Holder was shot in the head. He was taken to Harlem Hospital where he was listed in very critical condition. Unfortunately, the officer did not make it and he was pronounced dead.
Two guns have been recovered from the scene, and police are investigating whether a man who arrived at an area hospital with a gunshot wound is the suspect in question in the murder of this officer.
Holder had been on the job for five years. He was surrounded at the hospital by both his family and his NYPD family in blue.
Communist Mayor Bill de Blasio, who many who wear the uniform blame for the increasingly dangerous environment in the city for police after his anti-police rhetoric earlier this year, was also at the hospital along with police commissioner Bill Bratton. Both are expected to address the media later tonight.
Following the shooting death of Michael Brown after he attacked Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, the Black Lives Matter movement emerged. They have called for attacks on police officers and have also outright called for their murder.
Two police officers were assassinated in New York City as they sat in their police car two weeks after the Black Lives Matter terrorists marched through the streets of New York chanting, “What do we want? Dead cops! When do we want them? Now!”
There is no indication whether this most recent shooting of Officer Holder is related to the Black Lives Matter terrorist group.
This story was updated.