BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Four officers were shot while attempting to serve a search warrant in Houston, Texas on Monday. This shooting hits close to home for members of law enforcement in Alabama.
Sergeant Wytasha Carter with the Birmingham Police Department was shot and killed just a little over two weeks ago. And only a week later in Mobile, Officer Sean Tuder also shot and killed in the line of duty.
Birmingham Fraternal Order of Police President, Sergeant Heath Boackle, is concerned with the amount of law enforcement officers being attacked.
“It’s a troubling time for law enforcement. We are seeing this too much,” said Boackle. “We’ve got to really lean on our elected officials to start helping us as a community to curve this gun violence that’s happening across the country.”
Boackle said they have always tried to spread the message that law enforcement is here to help. He said each of these officers were working to help their community when these shooting happened.
“The problem is there is so many people who think that law enforcement are the bad guys, and we really need to take a deep look at society and let people know and have them work with us to bridge that gap,” said Boackle.
Boackle said the communities and law enforcement need to work together towards it a better place here not only in Alabama, but all across the country.
He said people are resorting to guns so quickly and that is a big concern.
“We really need to help the community understand that once that trigger is pulled and it hits somebody, there is no bringing them back,” said Boackle.