3 Rapid City Police Officers Shot, 1 Dead
Apparently the officers were making a routine contact when one of the men pulled a gun and began firing. One officer, James Ryan McCandless, was killed, two others wounded, one seriously. Officer McCandless was a six-year veteran, originally from Michigan.
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This is hard for those of us who live here to believe. Although intellectually you're always aware that "this sort of thing can happen anywhere," it comes a quite a shock when it actually does. Firearms are prevalent in this town; shootings are not. This is the first time the RCPD has lost an officer this way since 1916.
My thoughts and prayers are with the officers.