Monday, July 11, 2016

Ex-Cop: I Know The Pain Of Dallas - I Was Shot In 1970 Amid Racial Turmoil

By Philly, July 09, 2016

A street-level ambush.

Occasionally I worried about that scenario, but I didn't dwell on it. As a 25-year-old Philadelphia Highway Patrol officer in the summer of 1970, I believed I was indestructible. And on the August night I was nearly shot to death, I learned I was wrong.

But a deliberate attack on uniformed police by a sniper from an elevated, planned position such as the one that occurred Thursday night during protests in Dallas, leaving five officers dead, would never have entered my mind.

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