BREAKING: Florida Deputy Shot By 69-Year-Old Gunman

A Highlands County sheriff's deputy has been shot.

Lake Placid, FL - A Highlands County deputy was shot Sunday night in Lake Placid.

According to Highlands County Sheriff's Office, the deputy responded to a dispute on Baltimore Way just before 7:56 p.m.

After the deputy arrived, another call came in that the deputy had been shot.

A second deputy arrived and arrested the 69-year-old male gunman.

The deputy has been airlifted to Lee Memorial hospital in critical condition.

Neither the deputy or suspect have been identified at this time.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the wounded hero and his family.

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Comments (15)
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bronx163
bronx163

Wtf is going on.
Never seen so many cops being shot.
Thats all i see now.

donnronn2
donnronn2

Sending prayers

usloyalist
usloyalist

Eyewitnesses says that the shooter has past criminal history and is mentally unstable

He also shot his neighbor’s 15-year-old cat Mr. Brown

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

I wonder weather stricter gun control laws at the federal level could have prevented this tragedy

John-Brown
John-Brown

Bugger, do you copy and paste this nonsense? You're like an annoying parrot that has learned too many words and now won't shut the fuck up.

Chefbeth123
Chefbeth123

Apparently Burgers doesn't realize the fact that if you outlaw guns only outlaws will have guns. The criminal element doesn't give a rat's ass about laws.

satmantoo
satmantoo

That’s because of the Internet. Main stream news still doesn’t report Police Officers shot in the line of duty. It’s my belief that crimes against Officers escalated once Obummer publicly called Police Officers “stupid!”

K9smatter
K9smatter

SURE they would, because we ALL know, that all criminals purchase their guns legally, AND, they ALL totally abide by gun control laws! YOU ARE AN IDIOT!!! BTW..it's whether, unless you're referring to the temperature in the air in a given region of the country. THAT is weather! 😉

Deputydog1
Deputydog1

Burgers how much does the left pay you to post this drivel?

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Probably the form of gun control that most likely would have prevented this is if guns had to be insured (or else felony) like cars have to be insured (except on a nationwide basis instead of state by state). That way when the crim / mental health signs came up then the insurance company could have terminated the policy and the police could have swept in on a no knock and collected up all the gunman's guns before he had a chance to shoot a cop.

Sergeant PJB
Sergeant PJB

It's a continuance of o'bummer's war on cops.

CloserFocus
CloserFocus

Thank BO for the war on cops. And the continuation funded by Soros, who is behind the shadow government 1000%, to take America down...which means to take President Trump down too. B/C as long as he’s in the WH, there will be a blockage to their yellow brick road to their goal of, ‘One World Government’. People have no idea what’s really going on in secret. They have been successfully Dumbed Down for years, just for times as this. Bait for the taking....except Donald won, instead of HitLIARy. They didn’t plan on that....So the ‘seige’ Now focuses on him, too.
People desperately need to Wake Up & smell the RATS.

SDLucas
SDLucas

"Burgers", a government-enforced requirement for insurance on guns would amount to registration of guns, which is constitutionally forbidden in the State of Florida, among others, because the only governmental use for registration would be confiscation. It would also constitute the imposition of a fee for the exercise of a fundamental constitutional right, like requiring you to pay for a license to speak about these matters.
The current potential penalties in law for misuse of firearms are strict enough to influence many law-abiding gun-owners to voluntarily insure themselves with special protections for their weapons and liability issues, but the key concept here, that so many people seem to ignore, is "law-abiding". These murderers and criminals are not that, so your proposed laws would be ineffective in regulating their behaviors, while making governmental abuse of power more possible and even more likely, as it is in most other insurance regulations. Do you know that even independently wealthy people, for example, are not allowed to self-insure, in many cases, because the government requires them to buy third party insurance? The only true "beneficiaries" of such laws are crony capitalists and corrupt politicians.
Corrupt and abusive government regulation and denial of rights to ordinary citizens is exactly why the second amendment was written in the manner it was.
Prayers for the fallen officers, their friends and family, and pray for real "sense" in the "gun-control" argument.

KAOSOK
KAOSOK

Burgers, the suspect already ignored in place gun control. One of the charges against him is "possession of a firearm by a felon." But we all know how much respect criminals have for the law, right? Prayers for the officer, his family and department.

MillardK
MillardK

@Burgers Allday...I wonder weather stricter gun control laws at the federal level could have prevented this tragedy

Stricker gun control laws? They are already there. The problem is that liberals don't know how to use them properly. I will say this...no law will ever stop the evil from doing harm. I don't care if its a knife, ball bat, etc. Please give this some thought ok?