BREAKING: Two Deputies Murdered At Restaurant

Two deputies from the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Officer were fatally shot on Thursday afternoon.

Trenton, FL – Two Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office deputies were murdered by a gunman in downtown Trenton on Thursday afternoon.

WJXT reported that the shooting happened at Ace China Restaurant, located at the intersection of State Road 26 and East Wade Street.

A source told WJXT that the officers returned fire and the gunman died at the scene. Law enforcement officials have not yet confirmed any information about the shooter.

Authorities have not yet released the names of the deputies who were killed.

Gilchrist County is located west of Alachua County in northern Florida.

In 2014, a man fatally shot his daughter, and murdered his six grandchildren, in the town of Bell in Gilchrist County.

Florida Department of Law Enforcement statistics said that 30 deputies work for the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office, WJXT reported.

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Buzz17
Buzz17

Oh no! Praying for all affected by this terrible act!

Justice 4 all
Justice 4 all

W. T. F. Every freaken day this happens. How in God's name do we STOP this? There should be a mandatory death penalty nation wide for the killing of cops. No appeals 30 days get your affairs in order. Bye. Bye.

MarcyB
MarcyB

ENOUGH!! ENOUGH! This has to end now!! Start an ENOUGH campaign to make it an automatic death sentence for the murder of any LEOs. My deepest sympathies to the officers and their families. Thank you officers for your service. Rest in Peace

Their Grandma
Their Grandma

Why 30 days? What cop killer has enough of a real life to need a month to get things in order. Give them 72 hours for their goodbyes, take them out front and HANG them. How to stop it? Citizens who are armed and trained to use their weapons. a good guy can trump a dirt bag any day.

bryancris
bryancris

Everyone says death penalty for people like this, I say strip them of US citizenship (if they are one) so we don't break any laws, then drop them off in a nice ISIS infested country and wait till you see a video of them getting beheaded.

Daggen
Daggen

Amen, MarcyB - - My Grandson, Deputy Zack Parrish, III was ambushed and murdered on this past New Years Eve. by a mentally deranged Attorney that wanted revenge.

Roostersride
Roostersride

May our Lord and Savior be with the family's and friends, of our fallen Brothers and sisters in blue.

Betts122
Betts122

My sympathies to you and your family. God bless!

coddy13
coddy13

well that just doesn't make any sense, ISIS has drafted all ethnicity to join their group. Im sure the criminal will gladly fight against america lmao

Matt.
Matt.

This really is sad these kind of people should definitely be put to death but why is it automatically a death penalty for killing a Leo it should be the same for murder period not just the murder of cops! That’s like saying their lives mean more than anyone else’s and that’s not true everybody matters so it should be this way if somebody kills anyone

Dave23
Dave23

I have been a law enforcement officer for 35 years. I am retired now. It has nothing to do with their lives are more "Valuable". It has to do with the fact that LEOs risk their lives on a daily basis and are in one of the few positions where they may have to give their lives for a total stranger. They may have to give up their life for someone they do not like. There are enhanced penalties for several crimes. When you attack the police you attack society as a whole.

Fed up franky
Fed up franky

If you call for a death sentence for the murder of cops then there should be the same death penalty for the death of unarmed blacks for officers who murder then write the bullshit report and lie their way through it. Justice for all or stop bitching. Cowards need not wear a badge, its not for sweaty palms.

Judie Dz
Judie Dz

You are absolutely Correct Daggon but how do we begin? So very sorry to the woman who lost her grandson, should have Never happened. God Bless your grandson and your family and give you all comfort.

Poodledo
Poodledo

How come there was little coverage about this on social media and on the news stories and the TV news shows than there was about the guys that got escorted out of Starbucks by the police for loitering?? This is a sad tragedy with lives lost, but, the other got so much more coverage and air time, WHY?