After Shooting, PD Union Pres. Tells 'Dirtbags,' 'We’ve All Got Your Number Now'

Houston Police Officer Union President Joe Gamaldi issued a warning for those who stir the pot to make police the enemy.

Houston, TX – The president of the Houston police officer’s union spoke out on Monday after four Houston police officers were shot, and another officer was injured, while serving a narcotics warrant.

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo held a press conference Monday night outside Memorial Hermann Hospital to offer details of what had occurred at the incident which left five officers wounded and two gunmen dead.

When Chief Acevedo was finished, he turned the podium over to Officer Joe Gamaldi, the police officers union president, with an introduction that implied Officer Gamaldi would be saying what he could not.

“In times like this, sometimes what we can’t do, the Houston police officers union do a phenomenal job of being partners with us, and I’d like to have him say a few comments on behalf of the police officers union,” the chief said.

The union president began by thanking the community for its support, and recognizing the Houston Fire Department and the hospital personnel for their extraordinary efforts on behalf of the wounded police officers.

But then Officer Gamaldi’s tone turned dark and he sounded angry as he continued his remarks.

“But now I want to speak on behalf of the 5,200 brave men and women in the Houston Police Department, and the other 800,000 police officers that are working these streets every single day, putting their lives on the line,” he began.

“We are sick and tired of having targets on our back. We are sick and tired of having dirtbags trying to take our lives when all we’re trying to do is protect this community and protect our families,” Officer Gamaldi continued. “Enough is enough!”

“And if you’re the ones that are out there spreading the rhetoric that police officers are the enemy, well just know, we’ve all got your number now,” the union president warned. “We’re going to be keeping track of all y’all. And we’re going to make sure that we hold you accountable every time that you stir the pot on our police officers.”

“We’ve had enough, folks. We’re out there doing jobs every day, putting our lives on the line for our families. Enough is enough!” Officer Gamaldi reiterated.

Officer Gamaldi, an 11-year veteran of the Houston Police Department, is assigned to night shift patrol at North Station but currently works for the Houston Police Officers Union full time, according to KHOU.

He is chairman of the Education and Ways and Means committees and is part of the contract negotiation bargaining team.

Officer Gamaldi runs all of the union’s social media, and founded the Houston Officers Peer Assistance (HOPA) program, KHOU reported.

Originally from Long Island, New York, Officer Gamaldi got his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice at University of Hartford.

He also earned a master’s degree in homeland security from Long Island University, according to KHOU.

You can see the video from the press conference below:

Comments (19)
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SICKOFITALL
SICKOFITALL

WHEN A POLICE OFFICER IS SHOT OR KILLED THE SHOOTER MUST BE PUT TO DEATH, NO PAROLE NO DEATH ROW FOR THIRTY OR FORTY YEARS PUT TO DEATH WITHIN 6 MONTHS OF THE KILLING THAT WAY THEY WILL NEVER BE LET OUT ON THE STREET TO KILL AGAIN WHEN THEY ARE IN A HOLE IN THE GROUND, KILL ALL THE DAMN POLICE KILLERS.

Buzz17
Buzz17

YES!!!

Budbruce
Budbruce

I agree. If they see the ones killing the police are killed themselves they might think twice about it.

ProGODProUSA
ProGODProUSA

We're like Finch in "Network" - ‘I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!’”. Not only the LEOs but all their supporters are so tired of this garbage being dumped on us, by these brainwashed idiots who run from one crisis to another, or inventing one where there is none.

Foundoutwest11
Foundoutwest11

The COP need to start the reverse action on suits against police, charge the atty and those that claim they have been violated, TAKE them to court, when that happens just maybe we will get back to protecting the public instead of ourselves when on the street. To include media

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Roll tape.

MSK
MSK

Great job! I hope to hell he also meant all of the politicians that have and are spewing anti-police rhetoric (ex Obama). This war on our law enforcement officers needs to end and end immediately.

Coldwater
Coldwater

Well done. That anger needs to stay at the level as a minimum, and ramp it up when you can. Scum bag citizens, politicians and liberal judges need to be held accountable. This shit has to stop come hell or high water.

Spothors
Spothors

Outstanding!

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

If LEO's need to shoot back do so "thoroughly" .

Jules29
Jules29

This guy should run for PRESIDENT Love the anger.. its true LEOs are being targeted for no reason...imagine the world without law enforcement... This world would be in flames... Support the BLUE!!!

The_Joker_
The_Joker_

Amen Brother, this guy has officially snapped, and it's about fucking time!!!

bob95648
bob95648

The history of law enforcement under common law is rooted in the Shire Reeves. Citizens given authority to patrol and arrest criminals. Prior to that, law enforcement rested on the family of the victim. Often that resulted in feuding and greater violence. The crack dealer thinks he is harassed by police when, in fact, they are the only thing protecting him and his fellow thugs from being killed wholesale by vigilantes. Criminals should praise law enforcement and their effort to ensure them justice and a fair trial because without them there will be lynch mobs and executions.

RubyRose
RubyRose

He has my vote! Tell it like it is!

Stanracer
Stanracer

Well said!👍

Tammypeacock
Tammypeacock

Exactly

TFN
TFN

He is totally correct for ALL LEO throughout our country!! These POS need to be put down! Gotta say --- I'm from NJ, and I loved hearing this NY raised Officer GO OFF in that NY voice!! Best part was his "all y'all" in that NY accent!