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Berks officers thankful Philly cops survived gun battle

Berks officers thankful Philly cops survived gun battle

As six Philadelphia police officers recover from being shot, Berks County law enforcement is sending good wishes for a speedy recovery.


Berks officers thankful Philly cops survived gun battle

Tear gas.

The standoff started when officers were trying to serve a warrant for drugs.

Well the outcome could have easily turned more tragic law enforcers in berks county know that all too well, they lost one of their own while serving a warrant in northern berks several years ago wfmz is katiera winfrey is live in reading with more on that tonight cantera.

>>when the law enforcement i spoke to said it was tough watching everything play out, but they are thankful that the officers heard are expected to survive because they know what it's like to lose one of their own and they wouldn't wish that on anyone.

>>carrie to see police running and ducking for cover fortunately, 6 officers shot in a standoff in philadelphia are expected to be okay.

There's that sense of relief that the pressure off once you hear that you know everybody survived watching the standoff unfold brought back sad memories for reading police and the berks county sheriff every time we see a situation like this i mean obviously that's where my mind goes.

>>what what tragic events that we went through and you know what we had to deal with he's talking about june of 2011 when a man shot and killed deputy kyle pad early while authorities served a warrant in albany township.

The officers hurt in philadelphia.

Also serving a warrant when things took a turn and my main concern was the pore officers sheriff eric week next as part of being an officer is hoping for the best while trying to prepare for the worst at the same time trying to serve and protect the public.

It's been 13 years since reading officer scott wirtz died after responding to a fight at a convenience store, his killers on death row and the law still stains.

But police have a job to do but you think about you know our operations only do our by search warrants are.

>>you know go in and look for you know dangerous people wanted people that you know you the unexpected can happen and it's it's dangerous job that we do him.

>>and law enforcement is also remembering wet reading police officer michael lies he was killed in the line of duty, 15 years ago and reading police as if philadelphia pd needs them.

They'll be there.

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