Felon Who Should’ve Been in Jail Shoots and Kills Texas Police Officer
This story just makes me sick. On Monday, a fugitive who skipped bail shot a killed a Texas police officer serving a warrant.
Senior Police Officer William "Bill" Jeffrey and Sgt. Michael Vance were trying to arrest 30-year-old Deon Ledet at his northeast Houston apartment when Ledet opened fire, according to Police Chief Troy Finner.
KHOU 11’s Jeremy Rogalski learned Ledet, who died at the scene, was wanted for skipping bond on two felony drug charges from November 2020. He was supposed to get an ankle monitor but allegedly never did.
Officer Jeffrey, 54, died of multiple gunshot wounds after being rushed to Memorial Hermann Hospital by ambulance. The 30-year veteran and his wife Suzanne, an HPD officer who retired last year, were building their dream home, Police Chief Troy Finner said.
The story says Sgt. Vance was critically wounded during the shootout and taken by Life Flight to a Houston area hospital.
KHOU-TV in Houston reports Ledet had 18 arrests on his record.
This is just inconceivable that this criminal was on the streets. And now a police officer is dead, and this just makes you feel sick for the families of this fallen officer.
Officer Jeffrey's daughter Lacie was understandably emotional when she talked with KHOU.
Monday afternoon, the couple's daughter Lacie said she's heartbroken that her little girl won't grow up knowing "Grandpa Bill."
"My dad always thought he was superman," Lacie told KHOU 11's Anayeli Ruiz. "He wanted nothing more than to keep this city safe and that was his number one goal and today he died doing what he loved doing the most."
I feel so sad for the daughter of this police officer. The man who shot her dad should have already been in jail. The judge who granted bond in this case needs to be held accountable and he needs to explain to this officer's family why he did not deny bail.
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