Three Police Officers Are Recovering After Shootings

Three New York City police officers were recovering Friday morning after being shot Thursday night in two separate encounters, including one at a Brooklyn subway station that left a gunman dead.

It was one of the bloodiest nights for the Police Department in recent years and led to renewed calls from Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg for the nation to revisit its gun laws.

“In recent weeks, we’ve heard some people say that the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” Mr. Bloomberg said. “But sometimes the good guys get shot.”

The shootings on Thursday night occurred within an hour of each other.

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  • mike

    God bless the officers.Were the criminals law abiding US citizens?

  • http://tactical-life armory52

    the man who shot the 3 transit officers had been arrested 20 times? it was a matter of time before someone ended his life. unfortunately 3 officers were injured but fortunately it was a leo that ended his criminal career. kudos to the nypd

  • Allen

    “In recent weeks, we’ve heard some people say that the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” Mr. Bloomberg said. “But sometimes the good guys get shot.”
    Mr. Bloomberg you are you stupid or something? Keep restricting firearms and watch more good folks die. These officers at least had a fighting chance. You want to take that away from the rest of us good guys.

  • Roger

    It is always tragic news when a police officer is shot and we can only hope and pray that these three officers make a complete recovery, it is always sad and disturbing to hear of these tragedies but we can’t blame every tragic occurance on a GUN!
    GUNS never fire on their own, someone has to pull the trigger. oh yea what about knives?THERE ARE PEOPLE STABBED EVERY DAY! You gonna restrict or maybe even ban them also! Yea right!!!!!! Maybe we should stop cutting valuable positions in our police departments, and hire more police officers. MOST OF ALL WE NEED GOD BACK IN OUR SCHOOLS, IN OUR FEDERAL BUILDINGS, IN OUR WHITE HOUSE,AND MOST OF ALL IN AMERICA!!!! but our president dosent even believe in God,what a shame, this united states of america used to be a beautiful country .but look at what america is today versus what sheI was 25 years ago.

  • Zack

    Wishing the Officers’ a speedy healthy and well recovery.