Minnesota lost a great man today…a police officer for 19 years with the Mendota Heights, MN Police Department. Officer Scott Patrick was making what was reported as a routine traffic stop when he was then shot in the head by the man in the vehicle–a wanted fugitive living in the West St. Paul and South St. Paul, MN area. Thank God the suspect is in custody after being shot by police.
I pray for Officer Patrick’s family and friends (many of whom are my friends as well…I am in EMS and we all seem to be linked). I also pray for the suspects family and friends as they are having to deal with this shocking reality.
I am a Christian, but I feel no sympathy for the shooter, this coward who shot to kill an officer…an innocent man. Maybe one day I will be able to forgive, but that day is NOT today.