Editor's Note: PoliceOne Columnist Dave Smith says he doesn't like to write when he's angry. Trouble is, that's when he does some of his best work. In an article written just hours after the first reports of this evil act were being reported here and across the Internet, Smith says the media will try to "understand" the murderous miscreant who took the lives of four peacekeepers in a Seattle suburb. It is time to stop "understanding" and start condemning. Be sure to check out Smith's excellent article.
LAKEWOOD, Wash. — Four police officers were fatally shot Sunday in what police said was an ambush in a coffee shop near Tacoma, Washington.