Deputy constable Kareem Atkins was shot and killed whereas working an additional safety job in north Houston. Two different deputies have been additionally shot.
HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — Lately, it seems the Houston space is spending every month mourning the lack of a regulation enforcement officer who took an oath to guard and serve.
This month, it is Precinct 4 Deputy constable Kareem Atkins. He was shot and killed early Saturday morning while working an extra job security job in north Houston, in line with police. Two different deputies have been additionally shot at this scene, Deputy Darrell Garret, 28, and Deputy Juqaim Barthen, 26.
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President Biden addressed Saturday morning’s taking pictures whereas talking on the fortieth Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service.
“As I was preparing these remarks earlier this morning, in Houston, one deputy killed and two wounded,” Biden stated. “I’ve spoken too many times. Too many funerals for police officers. Too many funerals for brave servants who kept us safe.”
Biden then addressed Houston Police Chief Troy Finner, who was current on the memorial service, and spoke on the variety of Houston police who’ve lost their lives in the road of responsibility.
“Seven Houston police officers in his department were killed in the line of duty since 2019,” Biden informed the gang. “Chief, I’m here for you, pal.”
Last month, the Houston Police Department buried one among their very own after Senior Police Officer William “Bill” Jeffrey was shot and killed whereas making an attempt to serve an arrest warrant. HPD Sgt. Michael Vance was additionally shot at this scene.
Community mourns Pct. 4 deputy constables shot
Just hours after information broke that three Pct. 4 deputy constables have been shot, one among them killed, a number of regulation enforcement businesses prolonged their condolences to the division and deputies’ households.
“Our hearts are heavy as we extend our condolences to @Pct4Constable. They tragically lost one deputy & two more are injured after being shot early this morning,” Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez tweeted.
KHOU 11 Reporter Anayeli Ruiz may have extra on the neighborhood’s response to this lethal taking pictures on KHOU 11 News at 10 p.m.
The Waller County Sheriff Office additionally prolonged its condolences in addition to Houston Fire Chief Sam Pena.
“Another tragic day in our city,” Pena wrote on Twitter.