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Detroit Police Officer Dies

Posted on | January 28, 2018 | Comments Off on Detroit Police Officer Dies

Officer Glenn Doss (left); murder suspect Decharlos Brooks (right).

The Detroit News reports:

Officer Glenn Anthony Doss, the 25-year-old Detroit police officer shot while responding to a domestic violence call last week on the city’s east side, died Sunday, the police chief announced.
Chief James Craig said Doss, a who joined the force two years ago, died at 1 p.m. at Detroit Receiving Hospital.
“He fought a good fight. He is truly what we call one of Detroit’s finest. He is what we call an American hero. He did what we expect each and every officer to do: To go out and serve this community with distinction and honor. And he did that,” Craig said outside Detroit Receiving Hospital flanked by Doss’ family, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and City Council President Brenda Jones.
Duggan said Doss “was everything that is good about Detroit,” a young man with options, who “could’ve gone anywhere,” but instead stayed in Detroit and tried to make the city safer.
Duggan noted the dangers facing police in Detroit, saying “there’s never been a time it’s been more dangerous to be a Detroit police officer” than in the last year and a half. “There’s been more shootings of officers than I can ever remember,” Duggan said. “And yet the 2,500 men and women of this department go back out there every day.” . . .
On Saturday, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy charged Decharlos O. Brooks, 43, with eight counts of assault with intent to murder, seven counts of resisting and obstructing, one count of carrying a dangerous weapon and 17 counts of felony firearms. . . .
Police said Doss was among the officers responding to a 10:30 p.m. call Wednesday from someone believed to be Brooks in a domestic violence case at a home in the 5500 block of McDougall, near Interstate 94 and Chene Street.
As officers arrived, Brooks was outside of the home and allegedly fired at them with a weapon.

R.I.P., Officer Doss.

(Hat-tip: Michelle Malkin on Twitter.)



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