NEW YORK, New York - For months now it seems the country has been divided between those fighting for what they say is justice and those who are meant to enforce it. The two sides collided tragically Saturday when two New York city police offers were shot at point-blank range while sitting in their patrol car. The man responsible later killed himself in a subway station, but before his suicide he posted comments to social media explaining his motivation. He, like thousands of others across the country, was upset following grand jury decisions not to indict police officers in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
But the two cops he killed had nothing to do with those decisions. New York mayor Bill de Blasio called the assassinations "An attack on the city of New York as a whole." Now, law enforcement agencies around the country are on high alert, fearing these misguided acts of retaliation could continue.
The Ft. Bend County Sheriff's Office is reminding officers to act professionally as public servants, in hope of maintaining productive relationships with the community.