Police Officer Shot in Neck During Routine Traffic Stop

Antonio Taylor of St. Louis, 31, charged in shooting of police officer. Image Credit: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

This is absolutely horrific.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports on this incident in Ballwin, a suburb of St. Louis, MO, which occurred on Friday, less than 24 hours after the murder of five Dallas police officers during a Black Lives Matter protest.

BALLWIN • A Ballwin Police officer was in critical condition after he was shot in the neck during a traffic stop late Friday morning, police said.

The male officer had stopped the car for speeding on northbound New Ballwin Road about 11 a.m., police said. As the officer went back to his car, the driver got out, “advanced quickly” and fired three shots at the officer, police said.

Said St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar: “Make no mistake, we believe that Ballwin officer was ambushed.”

St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch agreed.

“It was clearly an ambush, an attack,” he said. “There was no confrontation, no argument, no nothing.”

It’s classified as an “ambush.” Sound familiar?

No wonder a minuscule minority of police might be a bit trigger happy!

Do the “Black Lives Matter” racial terrorists think this will help their cause?


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Matthew K. Burke
Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.

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