When I hear of something like this I feel sick. I have the greatest respect for these officers who put their lives on the line every day to ensure our safety. Besides, I'm a mom of someone who is going to be a police officer before long and I hope to never get a call like these two families have gotten tonight.
Update: Our friend was more involved that we at first realized. Here is basically what happened. An officer pulled over a car for a routine traffic stop and two of the three people in the car were armed with guns. One shot the officer in the shoulder and the thigh then sped off. Other officers responded in a chase until the car crashed. One of the suspects with a gun jumped out of the car and ran from police, firing again and shooting the second officer in the shoulder. Our friend and several other officers arrived and pulled their buddy to safety, with Dave offering to pray for the wounded officer. I am amazed at their bravery as they walked toward a suspect with no cover knowing that he had a gun and meant to kill them. Thankfully, the officers are going to be OK. The suspect died. It is not yet clear whether he died from police fire or from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Please remember this entire department in your prayers. It is not an easy thing to deal with.