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Six Police Officers Shot, One Killed in Ogden, Utah

Ogden Police

A gunman shot six police officers and killed one while the police tried serving a search warrant in Ogden, Utah, a police spokesperson said. Medical personnel rushed all six to local hospitals after the shooting, said Ogden Assistant Police Chief Marcy Korgenski. Police wounded the suspect in the firefight, and medics later rushed the suspect to the hospital. The officer whom the gunman allegedly killed was Ogden city officer Jared Francom.

Ogden Police
Ogden, Utah Police Responding to the Incident

Francom was a seven-year veteran of the Ogden Police. He is survived by his wife and two young children. The remaining five officers remain hospitalized and their injuries range from serious to critical, police said. Medical experts do not consider the suspect’s injuries to be life threatening.

The shooting took place when the officers, who were part of a narcotics task force, attempted to serve a search warrant at an Ogden address Wednesday night. According to the statement, Ogden is about forty miles north of Salt Lake City, in northern Utah. There is a general rise in the number of police officers killed in the line of duty across the nation. There was a 16 percent increase in the number of police officers killed in 2011 compared to the previous year, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Last year, 177 officers lost their lives, compared to 153 in 2010. Our thoughts are with the families of the officers.

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Comments (13)

  1. Sad when cops have to act like stormtroopers when serving a warrant. When cops act like thugs shooting dogs and tasering people to death or beating people to a pulp not to mention shooting people for not following: Freeze! Put your hands up! Get Down!Orders. What do you expect from people when six cops show up dressed in full battle dress like they are going into combat. I remember when being a cop was an honorable profession before to serve and protect and treat you like a {Rodney} King. Is it so hard to understand that when you disrespect the people who pay your salary they might disrespect you back.
    There are good officers that want to be professional, but out numbered by sadistic violent egomaniacs that thrive on intimidation and their superiors that condone and cover it up. It probably doesnt have anything to do with the training that is being put into place by other paranoid egomaniacs that also disrespect the people that pay their salaries.

  2. Having been in a real fire-fight any number of things can go wrong so its best not to monday morning quarterback the officers.

    “It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.”

    “Citizenship in a Republic,”
    Speech at the Sorbonne, Paris, April 23, 1910

  3. why? what a waste just wait the guy out time is on the polices side cut the power and water and wait it is just a mater of time no lets john wayne it to bad the bad guy was a beter shot

  4. This alleged gunman should die in surgery. He is a cowardly scumbag. The citizens of Utah will shell out a cool 1/2 million if this pile of feces is allowed to rot in prison.

  5. Shooter was Army vet with only a minor traffic ticket for criminal history. 12 officers doing what was probably (despite what the cops claim) a no knock entry. I guess the veteran could have just died like the Marine that was killed a while back in Arizona. These traumatic entries into non-violent situations (meaning the cops could have waited for a more opportune time to serve the warrent than a dynamic entry) have to stop. Good men getting killed for a failed policy.

  6. Drugs, gun probably illegal, gunman probably know felon. Was gunman’s weapon from F&F. If the police had used shock and awe against this and other criminals as they should the liberal press would be crucifying them. The liberal courts and politicians are to blame for the police having to put themselves at a disadvantage in these situations.

  7. If it was an automatic weapon, it would be all over the news, and the first thing mentioned in this article. The fact remains that policemen are not SWAT, they’re not infantry, hell they’re even much less accurate than your average citizen. When law enforcement hits 13% of the rounds they fire, something is wrong.

  8. An automatic weapon shooting .556 or .762 FMJ ammo covering a single entry room could easily result in that kind of damage, especially if the walls are just drywall… The suspect may have even had a security setup where he could see how the officers were positioned… IMO, there is WAY too much info out there on police and military entry tactics (reality TV)… It compromises their ability to do their jobs with some degree of safety… Forafewreality TV bucks, we give away one of the few real advantages we have… Just sayin’

  9. ^
    sh*t happens. we don’t know what the situation was, just the tragic outcome. thoughts and prayers are with those officers and their families.

  10. Train all you want, you weren’t there Rod.
    One person on the team not doing their job or getting hit right away can cause this very easily.
    You can bet this will add to their training routine.

  11. Six wounded and one killed on one side and one lightly wounded on the other. It appears that the first side needs way more training.

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