IMATU is deeply saddened by the news of the deaths of two JMPD officers earlier this week. It is understood that the two officers were killed when a drunk driver drove straight through a road block on Monday evening. Additional JMPD Officers and motorists were also injured during the incident and received medical attention.
Not only could this tragedy have been prevented, but both of these female officers lost their lives in the line of duty trying to apprehend and prevent drunk driving.
IMATU would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the families and colleagues of the fallen officers as well as those involved in this horrific incident.
The municipal employee often has to perform the thankless tasks that keep local government working. It is during times like these that we remember the danger that our police and emergency personnel place them themselves under on a daily basis and thank you for your service. IMATU will follow this case closely and insure that justice prevails.