‘I’m ready to die’: Wisconsin State Trooper ‘was the biggest target I have ever had’
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In the wake of the deadly shootout at the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, WI, the media are focusing on the role of the National Guard and how Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s office played a role in protecting the Capitol and its officers.
The story is so far not only being told, but it’s being told in a way that is absolutely false.
This week the Wisconsin Capitol Police Department released a statement that claimed the Capitol Police, as well as the Wisconsin National Guard, were not the target of the attack.
They said: “The Capitol Police responded to a call of a man barricaded in the Capitol Rotunda with an active shooter who was firing shots at the Capitol.
“Upon arrival, the National Guardsman engaged in a face-to-face exchange with the shooter, who surrendered peacefully. “
“As the standoff continued, a State Guard helicopter was called by the Capitol security team to provide a rapid response to the situation. “
“During the exchange, the shooter was struck and subsequently died at the hospital. “
“We mourn his loss and ask for privacy during this difficult time.” “
The statement, issued by a spokesman for the Capitol police department, does not name the officer who was the target or the nature of the threat. “
We mourn his loss and ask for privacy during this difficult time.”
The statement, issued by a spokesman for the Capitol police department, does not name the officer who was the target or the nature of the threat.
The statement also fails to say if the National Security Guard was on the scene or if the shooting occurred in the rotunda itself.
The Wisconsin National Guardsmen, who were dispatched to the Capitol, were also not the “target” of the shooter at the time, the statement says.
The Washington Post reported that the National Park Service, the Wisconsin Guard, the Federal Protective Service, and the National Center for Disaster Preparedness were all notified of the incident, but that the State Guard, which was on standby to assist, was not.
The National Guard said in a statement to the Wisconsin Post that it was “aware of the events in Madison and was responding to the call.”
He was transported to a local hospital, where he is listed in stable condition. “
After the shooting was reported, a security officer on duty at the entrance of the Rotundums Rotunda was injured by a bullet to the chest.
“There was a security guard, who was injured in the initial assault, and another security guard who was taken to the hospital with a minor injury. “
“A second security guard on the Capitol roof was taken into custody and is in stable, stable condition.” “
A spokesman for Wisconsin Governor Walker said that the governor “takes the safety of the people of Wisconsin seriously and was saddened to learn of the tragic events at the State Capitol.” “
A second security guard on the Capitol roof was taken into custody and is in stable, stable condition.”
A spokesman for Wisconsin Governor Walker said that the governor “takes the safety of the people of Wisconsin seriously and was saddened to learn of the tragic events at the State Capitol.”
“The Governor’s Office is working with our Capitol Police and National Guard personnel and the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department to ensure that we have the best protection available for the safety and well-being of our employees and our Capitol community,” the statement continued.
“Wisconsin has a strong history of protecting the state’s buildings and we will continue to provide the resources and resources we need to do so.”
The National Guards said that “there was a significant amount of law enforcement resources on the building” and that the Capitol was secured.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel also reported that there were several law enforcement agencies at the event.
The state Guard has been tasked with providing security for the Wisconsin Assembly since the beginning of the legislative session.
The Assembly has had the Capitol under constant guard since it opened in January 2019.
Wisconsin has also been a focus of the FBI’s National Security Investigation Task Force.
This is not the first time that a law enforcement agency has been targeted in the wake to an attack.
In December, the FBI released a report saying that they had been unable to determine the identity of the attacker.
A week later, the Senate Judiciary Committee released a joint statement with the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee that said they had “a high degree of confidence” in the State and Wisconsin National Police.
“Based on the information available to us, the State National Guards were not specifically targeted in this incident,” the joint statement said.
It also said that while the Wisconsin Senate had a “high degree of trust” in its officers, the Assembly was still “reviewing the information” about the attack, which it said would be released soon.
The two committees have called for the National Governors Association to conduct a “fact-finding investigation into the events that led to this situation.”
On Sunday, Governor Walker announced that he had called for an emergency
In the wake of the deadly shootout at the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, WI, the media are focusing on…