What a shame this stuff happens. We need to learn these animals need to be kept behind bars.

R.I.P Officers

ST. PETERSBURG —

Two St. Petersburg officers were killed and a U.S. Marshal wounded Monday morning in a gunfight with a man hiding in an attic.

“Our community has suffered a loss today,” said St. Petersburg police Chief Chuck Harmon. “I’ve been chief for 10 years, almost, and I haven’t lost an officer. This is devastating to me. This is a chief’s worst nightmare.”

Police confirmed the fallen officers as Tom Baitinger, 48, and Jeffrey Yaslowitz, 39.

Harmon said the two “died as heroes.”

St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster told reporters it was a “dark day.”

The marshal, who has not been identified yet, was shot twice but is said to be in good condition.

via Morning shooting leaves two St. Petersburg officers dead, U.S. Marshal wounded.