Poisonous attitudes toward cops began prior to the emergence of the odious movement, “Black Lives Matter.”
Seattle police officer Britt Sweeney knows this all too well.
On only her second — SECOND — day on the job, she and her training partner were ambushed by a cop-hating maniac.
The date was October 31, 2009. Halloween evening.
Britt and Tim, a 39-year-old veteran showing her the ropes, had just made a routine traffic stop and were parked on a quiet Seattle street reviewing her performance.
“I started to turn my head and I could immediately see that there was another car right up against our patrol car,” said Britt.
“At that point it was a bright, bright muzzle flash,” said Britt. “The smell of gunpowder, the loudest bang that I had ever experienced.”
A madman was unloading his rifle into the patrol car through the driver’s side window where Britt was behind the wheel.
“That immediately just caused me to turn and drop into the vehicle,” said Britt. “With every shot I just kept ducking down just hoping to get out of the line of fire.”
When the gunman stops shooting, Britt leaps out of the patrol car, gun drawn, firing at his car as he flees, all captured on police dash-cam video. Suddenly she realizes her partner is still in the car, and a chill runs down her spine.
“It was at the point that I actually looked into the passenger side of the vehicle that I saw that Tim was dead,” said Britt.
Officer Sweeney recounts this horrifying experience in a sit-down interview with me for CRIME WATCH DAILY, detailing the psychological wounds she’s been fighting since that deadly day.
She’s a remarkable woman, with a remarkable comeback story: