Regardless of how one feels about what happened in Ferguson, and certainly questions remain, the four police officers who were hit by a car while simply doing their jobs deserved nothing but praise. Instead, local police representatives allege that the crowd cheered as a Chris Booker’s black Mercedes struck the four officers on Wednesday as the officers were working on crowd control as students from East High School protested the Ferguson grand jury decision. According to a Reuters article:
The Denver Police Protective Association, the union that represents some 1,300 officers, said in a statement that officers on the scene heard some marchers cheering and yelling “Hit him again!” after the officers were struck.
“These actions are not only reprehensible but quite possibly the most disturbing thing this association has ever heard,” the union said.
This might be the first time we agree with a union, but, if true, that is beyond disgusting.
One officer remains in critical condition. Three were taken to the hospital with injuries and released. These four officers had nothing to do with the Ferguson situation or the grand jury decision. By all accounts, they were good men who were just doing their jobs. The most seriously injured, John Adsit, is a father of four and a husband. He remains in critical condition.
At this time, the police believe the collision to be an accident due to a seizure suffered by the driver. Please send your thoughts and prayers to Officer Adsit and his family as he recovers from his injuries. A fund has been set up to help pay for his medical bills.