This is Miosolis Familia, age 48, mother of three kids, a 12 year veteran of the New York City Police Department, formerly a nurse, and before that, a worker with the Red Cross. On Wednesday, July 5, 2017, Officer Familia would not be coming home from work. As she sat in her parked police car on a Bronx side street doing paperwork, a deranged man approached the driver’s side. A bullet was suddenly fired through the window and into her brain. Her marvelous loving life was snuffed out by a maniac imbued with hatred because someone, anyone, wore a police uniform.
The first thing that came to my mind was the haunting chant over two years ago, when a hundred cop haters recited a chorus, over and over …”What do we want? Dead Cops…What do we want, dead cops!”
Well, they bagged another one this week.
Hers was a black life that mattered. The shooter was equally as black. Sorry, no racism this time, no matter how hard you try.
This is the ultimate in bastardizing the First Amendment right to free speech. Not only do the chanters infuriate me, their supporters and sympathizers infuriate me more, because these “deplorables” enjoy stealth support and assistance from anarchists, financiers, leftist college students and professors, paid demonstrators, far left media reporters, haters of America and armies of reverse racists. More cops like Miosolis Familia would be alive today, protecting us, if not for them.
Since 1960, I’ve known thousands of police officers and their families who donned their uniforms daily at great peril, not just to serve and protect, but to make a living and do their best to support loved ones. I remember those days, donning the shirt, the tie, pinning on the badge, attaching the gun belt, feeling the pride, but ever so wary of what awaited out there every day. Being a police officer, particularly in urban America, is much like being deployed to a war zone. It’s an every day threat, a ubiquitous undercurrent. We are all aware, each day could be our last, but do it anyway. Each call to which we are dispatched most often means some kind of conflict awaits. Someone is hurt. Someone is angry. Someone, everyone, is potentially dangerous. Even …deadly. Other than a battleground soldier, there’s no other job like it. Yet, we are hated.
It happened to me in 1965, a sudden surprise as a bullet was fired in my direction. Luckily, only a leg wound. It’s happened to multi-thousands of police officers. Somewhere between 100 and 150 cops will die on the job every year, and thousands more injured for no other reason than being a police officer. Guaranteed.
This year, 2017, may set new records. The anarchists would be thrilled.
Thus far in 2017, 68 police officers have already lost their lives in the line of duty. Some by accident, some from heart attacks. But the majority died from confrontations with dangerous people…white, black, Asian, Native American and Hispanic. Some are run over by cars. Some are stabbed. Some die from heart attacks chasing suspects. But most are shot. Some examples:
On January 9, this year, 17-year police veteran, Lieutenant Debra Clayton, Orlando P.D., was shot and killed in a Walmart parking lot as she approached a murder suspect. In the ensuing chase by other officers, another cop, Deputy Norman Lewis, was killed in a motorcycle crash when another car passed in front of his bike. Two down.
“What do we want? Dead Cops!”….
January 20, 2017, 6:30 a.m., Westwego, La., Police Officer Michael Louviere was in uniform, off duty, when he stopped to assist at an accident scene. As he tended to an injured woman, a deranged man shot him in the back of the head, then killed the woman. (Domestic situation) Officer Louviere was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He left behind a wife and two small children.
“What do we want? Dead cops”…
February 2, 2017, Nashville Police officer, Eric Murnaw, an 18-year veteran, drowned in the Cumberland River trying to rescue a suicidal woman.
“What do we want? Dead cops.”
February 20, 2017. Officer Keith Boyer, age 53, Whittier, California Police Department, Arrived to investigate a car accident without knowing the subject was recently paroled, and had just committed a murder a few hours earlier. As Officer Boyer patted down the suspect, the man suddenly turned and shot the officer dead. A 27 year veteran, Off. Boyer was getting ready to retire.
“What do we want? Dead Cops.”
Lieutenant Keven Mainhart, age 46, Yell County Arizona Sheriff’s Department, was shot and killed in ambush as he responded to a domestic disturbance on a nearby highway.
“What do we want? Dead Cops?”
And the beat goes on.
In November of 2016, USA Today reported that ambush killings of police officers had risen 167 percent. That figure was likely enhanced by the five Dallas officers that were shot by a cop-hating sniper in July of that year. Regardless, The Washington Post reported that an average of ten deliberate and deadly ambush attacks of police officers will take place each year.
Minnesota, 2015, Black Lives Matter formed a demonstration where their mantra chant was “Pigs in a Blanket, fry ’em like bacon.” Nice.
These folks must be delighted that New York Officer Familia left behind her three kids as just another pig in a blanket. Hired anarchists are getting what they want. (Please, spare me the “protester” propaganda crap)
Meanwhile, another Anti-American anarchist who happens to be the despicable mayor of New York City, blew town a day after Officer Familia was killed … to go where? Do what? Mayor DeBlasio’s heart and mind was not with the Familia family, or the police family in general. Neither was it with New York City. DeBlasio flew to Hamburg, Germany where he participated in protests against President Donald Trump.
Deblasio. Mayor. Leader. Role Model. Marxist.
Equally to blame for this contemptible excuse of a public servant, are those who elected him…because the writing was on the proverbial wall.
Meanwhile, nearly one million police officers in America risk their lives every day for you and me. Once in great while, some cop will make an error in judgement that results in a tragedy. But no cop hits the road every day, or any day, with intent to harm, yet kill, even if though they know they’re in the cross hairs of propagandists, haters and anarchists. Sadly, that includes some of our elected officials.
Any time readers feel the inclination to denigrate police, think of NYPD Officer Miosolis Familia.