WA COPS GUNNED DOWN - 'EXECUTION':
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Four officers were slaughtered in a coffee shop just outside McChord AFB this morning at around 8:30 AM. All were parents. All were sons and a daughter. All had been sworn to protect us.
They were sitting in a coffee shop, chatting while doing the mundane stuff they'd do most every day while getting ready for their shift, when it is alleged that a guy just walked up to them and started blasting.
Like our brothers and sisters in the military or those responding to fires or other emergencies, these men and that woman, joined with 10's of thousands of other men and women, took an oath to protect us.
For them and their families, this day started out like any other. Like millions of others of us who take the services of those sworn to protect and serve for granted, few of us gave any thought to the possibility of sacrifice, even after the recent assassination of Seattle Police Officer Timothy Brenton, I've taken their service for granted because it's always been there.
When you see a police officer, a deputy sheriff, a State Patrolman, a firefighter... stop for a moment and let them know: what you're doing matters... and I thank you for it.
To the families and colleagues of Lakeland Police officers Sgt. Mark Renninger, Ronald Owens, Tina Griswald and Greg Richards, you have my sincerest condolences for your loss.
To all of those who protect us every day, thank you for all you do. It truly matters, and it's truly appreciated.