Jacksonville, FL – An officer with a rifle on his back ran towards danger in an attempt to disperse a crowd and help the people who attacked him.
In the video you can see the officer being surrounded by the crowd people as he gets thrown to the ground. Fights break out around the police officer who eventually gets back up and escapes the crowd. The officer was originally responding to reports of gunshots.
“This officer ran towards danger, alone, to make sure some of the very people who attacked him would be safe. It’s sad no one from this crowd chose to help our officer but we don’t believe that’s a true representation of our community. We know you have our backs and we will continue to run towards danger to keep you safe.” – Steve Zona, President of the Jacksonville FOP
Steve Doocy: Do you, speaking of elected leaders, do you feel that this is a problem that Joe Biden should address and say ‘Hey, look, people are beating up our cops. You’ve got to stop that.'”
Steve Zona: Absolutely. I mean, you’ve seen, truthfully, President Biden was one of the worst culprits. All last year when all the attacks on law enforcement was occurring, when cities were burning, when looting was occurring, President Biden and so many in his party just remained silent. So yes, they’re, in my opinion, partially responsible for this.
This piece was written by Zach Heilman on June 7, 2021. It originally appeared in RedVoiceMedia.com and is used by permission.
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