The Aurora Police Dept. has released audio of an alarming 911 call over the weekend, when an anonymous caller threatened to shoot any officer found alone in the streets.
“It’s a credible threat,” police said –one that they wanted the community to be aware of.
According to 9News, the menacing call came in about 5:45 p.m Sunday “via a disconnected Cricket cell phone.” The male caller heard on the audio recording appears to be disguising his voice and possibly using a recording, several local news stations reported.
Police announced over the holiday weekend, and following the call, that they will always have two people to a car, to ensure the safety of their officers. The threat involved shooting down officers in both Denver and Aurora, Colorado.
FOX31 Denver obtained the audio recording, in which the caller says in part: “It’s time that you guys know we are no longer playing around with the police departments. Aurora and Denver, we are about to start striking fear shooting down all cops that we see by their selves.”
Both Aurora and Denver police say they are not scared away by this, it’s only making them stronger. “It’s going on nationally. It’s going to come here. There’s nobody that’s immune to it. Nobody in law enforcement,” Denver police Det. Nick Rogers said.
“We’re not going to go away. I’m not going to quit. As a matter of fact, all you’re doing is making me stronger because I know what I have to do is that much more important. If you’re willing to kill me who else are you going to kill?” Rogers said.
A short time after that call was made, Aurora police were called out to a scene and subsequently shot at. Authorities don’t yet know if the incidents are related.
All officers remain on high alert, the FOX affiliate reported. Both departments assured the public that their safety is not threatened.