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Two California Police Officers Killed While On Duty


The liberal judicial system has failed police officers again.

Two El Monte police officers were killed while on duty after responding to a possible stabbing at a motel in Southern California.

Cpl. Michael Paredes and Officer Joseph Santana responded to the stabbing but were both ambushed with gunfire from the alleged shooter Justin Flores.

Flores was out of jail on probation and in 2021 was convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm, however, the liberal-controlled court system saw him fit to be out on the streets.

The killing of the El Monte police officers come just days after Sheriff Deputy Glenn Hilliard was killed in the line of duty in Maryland.

CNN dropped these details:

Two beloved El Monte police officers were killed Tuesday while responding to a possible stabbing at a motel, officials in the Southern California city said.

“They were essentially ambushed while trying to keep a family safe,” El Monte Mayor Jessica Ancona said.

The officers responded to a call about a possible stabbing at an El Monte motel, said the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which is leading the investigation.

When the officers arrived, “they confronted the suspect, and an officer-involved shooting occurred,” sheriff’s department Capt. Andrew Meyer said. “The suspect fled the hotel room into the parking lot and a second officer-involved shooting occurred. Two officers from El Monte Police Department and the suspect were struck by gunfire.”

The two officers were taken to LAC + USC Medical Center, where they died of their injuries. Meyer said it appears no victim was stabbed, but authorities are investigating. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.

The suspect, identified as Justin Flores, was out of jail on probation at the time of the shooting, according to a source in the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office. In 2021, Flores pleaded guilty to a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm, LA County District Attorney’s Office Public Information Officer Ricardo Santiago said in a statement.

The LA Times added these details:

The day after a deadly shootout at a motel left El Monte reeling, the police officers killed were identified Wednesday as two men united by the shared drive to serve the city that raised them.

Cpl. Michael Paredes, 42, and Officer Joseph Santana, 31, were killed Tuesday while responding to a reported stabbing at an El Monte motel. Both leave behind families in mourning.

“They grew up here; to us, they’re El Monte homegrown,” Mayor Jessica Ancona said. “They’re our boys.”

Paredes was a nearly 22-year veteran of the El Monte Police Department, starting as a cadet before being sworn in as a full-time officer in July 2000. He is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter.

On Facebook, his sister had changed her profile picture to his badge — No. 565 — and several people had commented with prayer-hand emojis. Many wrote that he was a hero.


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