Several bystanders taunted Sacramento police officers Wednesday as they worked near the scene of a line-of-duty shooting that took the life of a female rookie.
Jay McDonald, Vice President of the National Fraternal Order of Police, issued a statement about the incident Friday:
“While her family and her brother and sister officers were just learning of Officer Tara O’Sullivan’s tragic death, police haters in Sacramento made numerous comments celebrating Officer O’Sullivan’s murder and disparaging police,” it read in part. (RELATED: Ronil Singh’s Widow Breaks Down As She Thanks Trump For Reaching Out)
“While her family and her brother and sister officers were just learning of Officer Tara O’Sullivan’s tragic death, police haters in Sacramento made numerous comments celebrating Officer O’Sullivan’s murder and disparaging police.” — @jmcdonaldohfop, FOP Vice President pic.twitter.com/NvsWA5y4cW
— National FOP (@GLFOP) June 21, 2019
Video from the scene surfaced Thursday and showed several bystanders heckling police officers as they marked off a perimeter and attempted to carry on with their duties.
— Matthew Keys (@MatthewKeysLive) June 20, 2019
“Get your s**t in order, get it together,” one unidentified woman yelled. Another added, “Mark your line, we won’t cross it,” as officers unrolled police tape. One woman called the officers “punks,” “bastards,” and “cowards.”
Other comments included: “The only people we need to be safe from is you,” and, “Whatever officer gettin’ shot need to be. Y’all all need to be. Y’all all need to be.”
Twitter has a hard 2.5 minutes limit on video uploads. Watch the full video (actually two videos combined into one), which runs more than 25 minutes, at the link: https://t.co/3mTQbroNez
— Matthew Keys (@MatthewKeysLive) June 21, 2019
Tara O’Sullivan, 26, was shot when she responded to a domestic violence call that turned into an eight-hour standoff. Her suspected killer had a long criminal history including several instances of domestic violence.
Sac Bee reporting the suspect in Officer O’Sullivans murder is Adel Sambrano Ramos. “Court records match Ramos’ name to a series of criminal cases dating back to 1995, including multiple domestic violence and battery cases, a divorce, theft and driving under the influence.” https://t.co/rqFsaTPFOq
— Michael Anthony Adams (@MichaelAdams317) June 20, 2019
The suspect, Adel Sambrano Ramos, had threatened to kill his family with a bomb.
Adel Sambrano Ramos, who is charged with killing Sacramento police Officer Tara O’Sullivan, allegedly threatened to kill his family “with a bomb.” https://t.co/52lN4rY1cd
— The Sacramento Bee (@sacbee_news) June 21, 2019