LEO dies in gun fight with robbers

LEO dies in gun fight with robbers

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    LEO dies in gun fight with robbers

    Chicago police officer Thomas Wortham was killed in an exchange of gunfire with 4 individuals who approached him in a robbery attempt. Officer Wortham was an Iraq war vet having served two tours of duty. The incident occured outside the home of his father, a retired police sergeant and also a war vet. The older Wortham joined the gunfight killing one of the assailants and wounding another. The remaining assailants made off with the object of the attack, the victim's motorcyle. I can't help but think that while a lot of people feel safer owning guns, these two men with more experience and training than most people were not made any safer by having guns. In fact they may have been less safe. All of the attackers have been found and arrested.


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    R.I.P Thomas Wortham, You will be missed.
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    welcome to the forum.
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    May that officer R.I.P.
    Prayers for his family...lots of sad days ahead.
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    Prayers for the dead officer and to the father and the rest of the family. If things go well, they will execute the three BG's who still remain. It's quite possible that both men would have died if they had not been armed, and the four BG's would have escaped with the motorcycle. So I think they did the best they could and I'm glad they were armed.
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    Hasn't this already been covered? See: http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...blue-line.html
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