After one of their department’s worst days, Sacramento police officers faced merciless heckling from the people they’re trying to serve.
The incident occurred while law enforcement attempted to cordon off the scene where 26-year-old officer Tara O’Sullivan was ambushed and killed responding to a domestic violence call.
The vice president of the Fraternal Order of the Police (FOP) responded to the blatant disrespect harshly.
Per Fox News:
Jay McDonald spoke with “Fox & Friends” host Steve Doocy about the now-viral footage in which a woman can be heard telling an officer that he deserves to be shot.
Calling the heckling “disgusting,” McDonald said officers have faced more incidents of harassment and targeted violence in recent years amid anger in some communities over racially charged shootings by police.
“We have a history of division between the community and law enforcement, and we need to make sure that our elected officials and community leaders take this opportunity after this tragic incident to stand up and say this kind of hateful behavior will be called out for what it is,” McDonald said.
The footage, taken by a journalist, shows several officers being taunted by women in Sacramento as they put up crime scene tape around the area where Officer O’Sullivan, 26, was fatally shot in an “ambush” while responding to a domestic violence call. In January, another young female officer, 22-year-old Natalie Corona, was shot and killed in an ambush in Sacramento, according to the Sacramento Bee.