Sad, Sadder, Saddest

Sad:

A Las Vegas police officer was struck and killed by a suspected drunken driver while responding to a domestic violence call in the southwest valley early this morning.

 

The officer, 28-year-old James Manor, was trapped in his patrol car for several minutes before emergency responders were able to extricate him and take him to University Medical Center.

 

Sadder:

 

The call that police received was that the girl had been beaten by her father who had left, according to police. Twenty minutes later the girl called police back, claiming that he was coming home and that she was bleeding from her arm and had a black eye.

 

Police dispatchers summoned 28-year-old officer James Manor and another unit.

 

Manor wouldn’t make it.

 

Karen said neither she nor her husband were home when their daughter made the calls. She was at the hospital being treated for kidney failure. Her husband had gone to pick her up. When they arrived home, Karen took the phone away from her daughter and explained to dispatchers that the situation wasn’t what she had made it out to be.

 

Her daughter didn’t have any marks on her face and wasn’t hurt.

 

Her daughter had trashed the apartment while her parents were gone, however. The mirrors were smashed. Karen’s perfume bottles were in pieces.

 

Karen didn’t find out until later through news reports that an officer responding to her daughter’s call had died.

 

Saddest:

 

“I had no idea who he was, but I heard he was a very good man,” she said. “I’m very sorry for his family and for everything else.”

 

A few minutes later, Karen’s daughter came bounding up the stairs, a petite blonde with a ponytail in black jeans and a black T-shirt.

 

Karen stopped her and put a hand on her shoulder.

 

“I’m going to tell you something,” Karen said. “You know that night, with you and your father? That night that you had called is the night that police officer died because he was coming to your phone call. But we’re going to stop at that.”

 

Her daughter blinked.

 

“I’m hungry. Did you eat my doughnut?”

 

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