Police captured a man they believe ambushed and murdered two police officers in Iowa early Wednesday morning.
Americans headed to work Wednesday were greeted with the grisly news as police mounted an all-out manhunt. The suspect was captured walking along a roadway before noon not far from the crime scenes.
Officers arrested 46-year-old Scott Michael Greene without incident in Dallas County, west of Des Moines, police reported. The Iowa State Patrol and Dallas County Sheriff’s Dept. took part in the arrest. Here’s news of the capture:
Capturing the alleged killer was a relief for Americans already stressed over more than a hundred officer deaths in the last year.
From Fox News:
Officers first responded to a report of shots fired at 1:06 a.m. and found an Urbandale Police Dept. officer who had been shot. Authorities from several agencies raced to the area after that shooting, and about 20 minutes later discovered that a Des Moines officer had been shot in a patrol car at an intersection. The shootings happened less than 2 miles apart and both took place along main streets that cut through residential areas.
“In all appearances it looks just like… these officers were ambushed,” Parizek said. “It doesn’t look like there was any interaction between these cowards and the officers they shot in their cars.”
Police are working to determine if any others were involved in the shootings. They said names of the slain officers will be released later.
The killings erupted new calls for a stop to violence against police. Republican Donald Trump sent condolences.
Praying for the families of the two Iowa police who were ambushed this morning. An attack on those who keep us safe is an attack on us all.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 2, 2016
Democrat Hillary Clinton followed suit, even as she planned a concert with anti-police rapper Jay Z on Friday. The last year has seen too many police officers killed. According to the Officer Down Memorial Page, the last year saw 111 officers killed in the line of duty, with 50 by gunfire.
Americans need to take note of what has happened in the country where police officers are not treated with respect and dignity. Such anger and divisiveness has grown the last eight years under Democrats’ influence from the White House.
As election day closes quickly, voters need to cast their ballot for the candidate who will provide support for police officers. Clinton seeks votes this election cycle from anyone she can dupe. Trump offers a solution to unite the country going forward by adhering to law and order for everyone.