Monday, March 14, 2011

Officers down

My prayers go out to the wounded officers and their families as well as the families of the officers who were killed.

2 deputies slain, 2 wounded in small Va. town
By John Raby, Associated Press -

VANSANT, Va. (AP) — A small southwestern Virginia community is again dealing with a deadly shooting rampage that this time killed two deputies and wounded two more before the suspect who may have been trying to rob a salvage yard was fatally shot by police.

Buchanan County deputies investigating at Roger's Service Center in Vansant on Sunday afternoon were met by gunfire from long range, Virginia State Police said. Two were hit and died at the scene. Two others who arrived also were shot, said State Police Sgt. Steve Lowe.

One deputy has life-threatening injuries and the other was in serious condition, state police said. No names were released late Sunday.

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