In the wake of a shootout with a career criminal which left one officer dead and another seriously wounded, San Antonio Police Chief William Mcmanus is lashing out at the anti-police crowd.
San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said Saturday he was angry at those who hate and do not back the police force. McManus, visibly upset, said he was angry at those who hate the police.
“I’m angry at the police haters, I’m sick of the police haters,” McManus said. “We protect them. We defend them. And they give us a big F U. And I’m sick of it.”
His comments come a day after officer Miguel Moreno died at Brooke Army Medical center from wounds received in a shootout with a man with an extensive criminal history.
A second officer, Julio Cavazos, was also wounded in the shootout that happened Thursday while the officers were on patrol near San Antonio College. Cavazos was shot in the chest but will recover.
There will always be people who despise the police – Lord knows some officers give people reason to hate them – but the groundswell of violence erupting from this nationwide epidemic is troubling. The previous president did a lot to undermine law enforcement and paint us as villains, and now some people are acting out. Sadly, things will get worse before they get better.