HEMET, Calif. — Authorities say that one of two officers investigating reports of someone indiscriminately shooting a gun in Hemet was struck by gunfire when the suspect drove back through the area of the initially reported shootings and fired upon one of the two officers early this morning, Monday, Nov. 23.
The suspect, 20-year-old, Robert Moran, of Hemet, was apprehended shortly after the shooting, which happened in the 3400 block of W Florida Avenue.
The officer, who was shot in the knee and has worked for Hemet PD for about nine months, was rushed to an area hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound and is continuing to recover at the hospital according to [...]
REDDING, Calif. — In spite of recent calls for defunding police departments across the country which have led the headlines for months, nationwide polls show that most Americans overwhelmingly agree that patrol officers are invaluable and an absolute necessity to ensure the safety and security of the residents they serve.
However, with a seemingly never-ending stream of 911 calls, today’s patrol officers are stretched to the breaking point. Officers in many cities describe their shifts as being spent racing from call to call, leaving them little time to deal with or address their area’s ongoing, long-term problems – many of which are at the very root of the volume of calls [...]