ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- The murders of two New York police officers over the weekend, has the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department making some changes to protect officers. For months people have been hurting from the deaths of unarmed black men, and now we have people hurting from the deaths of the officers. Police said the two officers were murdered by a man who, according to his posts on social media, was seeking revenge for the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
The officers were ambushed and shot to death as they sat in their squad car.
The parents of Brown and Garner have condemned the killings. They said any violence toward law enforcement officers “can’t be tolerated.” The shooting has the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department on guard.
A St. Louis Police Association spokesman, Jeff Roorda, said that all officers will be wearing bullet proof vests at all times and travel in pairs.
He also says that the department is closely monitoring social media for threats in our area.