Police officer stabbed to death moments after arriving on scene – Las Cruces PD

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A stark and horrifying example of two things:

  1. The danger posed by knives, even when we are armed with a gun – you CAN bring a knife to a gun fight and win if you’re close enough.
  2. Not all situations involving mental health issues can be de-escalated verbally. Police have often been criticised in the media for shooting within seconds of arriving at the scene – this incident demonstrates the kind of situation which can lead to that happening.

Patrol Officer Jonah Hernandez was stabbed to death while responding to a trespassing call at the 300 block of South Valley Drive in Las Cruces.

A witness to the stabbing shot the suspect while another witness called 911 for help.

Officer Hernandez was transported to MountainView Regional Medical Center where he died from a knife wound to his neck.

The subject had a lengthy criminal record and mental illness.

Officer Hernandez had served with the Las Cruces Police Department for two years. He was survived by his wife and two sons.

Officer Down Memorial Page

Russian soldier kills two Ukrainians in foxhole – graphic and saddening video

This video is a prime example of the senselessness, chaos, confusion and horror of war.

A Russian soldier approaches a foxhole with two pitiable Ukrainians cowering inside, sitting on top of a dead comrade. One is a young man, perhaps in his early twenties, the other is much older. They both appear confused, perhaps suffering concussion.

The Russian demands that they throw away their weapons and surrender.

The older Ukrainian is confused, and says words to the effect that they are on the same side.

The Russian tries to pull the gun away from the old man, but he resists.

When he sees what is happening, the younger man – who is bleeding from the head – puts up his hands and begins to plead for his life just a moment before the Russian kills them both in a spray of bullets.