Girard, OH - A Girard Police Department officer was murdered Saturday night after responding to a call of a suicidal person.
The incident happened Saturday night at around 10 PM when officers responded to a suicidal person at 408 Indiana Ave in the city’s Parkwood area.
One officer was shot in the chest. The second officer returned fire and gave the oxygen thief what he wanted.
The suspect was pronounced dead on scene.
The officer was transported to the hospital in critical condition where he died half an hour later.
Girard Mayor Jim Melfi announced that the officer died, saying, “This is the worst experience I have had; I am heartbroken."
The officer was wearing his ballistic vest at the time he was shot.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Girard Police Department and the family of the murdered hero.
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