SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – The Houston Police Officers’ Union leader is lashing out at “dirtbags” who endanger officers’ lives.
After four officers were shot and another injured while serving a narcotics warrant Monday, Gamaldi said “enough is enough.”
“We are sick and tired of having targets on our back. We are sick and tired of having dirtbags trying to take our lives when all we’re trying to do is protect this community and protect our families,” Gamaldi said outside Memorial Hermann Hospital.
He blasted those who stir up anti-law enforcement rhetoric.
“If you’re the ones out there spreading rhetoric that police officers are the enemy, well just know we’ve got your number now,” Gamaldi said. “We’re going to be keeping track of y’all, and we’re going to make sure to hold you accountable every time you stir the pot on our police officers.”
At last check, three officers remained hospitalized with gunshot wounds. A fourth officer is hospitalized with a knee injury and a fifth officer has been released with a gunshot wound to the shoulder.
Two suspects identified as Rhogina Nicholas and Dennis Tuttle were shot and killed on the scene.