Officials with three separate departments are confirming that four police officers in Florida and 2 Pennsylvania State Troopers have been shot tonight.
Two Kissimmee police officers were shot and one killed today, according to the Associated Press. The shooting is being described as an ambush on the officers as they were investigating suspicious persons in the area.
Less than two hours later, two Jacksonville Sheriff’s Officers were also shot. The JSO is now asking the public for prayers for the wounded deputies as their condition appears grave.
Two police officers shot: If you are inclined to do so, say a prayer for our two #JSO officers that have been shot.
— Jax Sheriff's Office (@JSOPIO) August 19, 2017
As of this writing one person is in custody for the fatal shooting of the two Kissimmee officers.
Our law enforcement officers are true heroes and we will miss these brave Floridians. https://t.co/YZWZCYDKip
— Rick Scott (@FLGovScott) August 19, 2017
And on one of the bloodiest nights for law enforcement in the recent past, two Pennsylvania State Troopers have been shot. One suspect in that shooting is deceased. One trooper was airlifted for emergency care and the other was sent to a nearby hospital.
This is a developing story and we will have more information as it is released.
If you know someone in law enforcement, give them a hug tonight.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 19, 2017