[SOFREP] On the night of Monday, June 1, St. Louis was a battlefield. Parts of the city were at the mercy of Antifa-backed looters and rioters, who were burning down businesses and stealing their contents. The violent protestors were hurling gasoline at police officers and then throwing fireworks, aiming to burn them alive. Gunfire could be heard throughout the city as officers repeatedly came under fire from the mob.
That night, retired St. Louis Police Captain David Dorn was shot and killed while trying to protect a business; four other police officers were also evacuated to the hospital with gunshot wounds in separate incidents.
Ryan Murphy, one of the officers, would have probably died on the spot if it weren’t for a fellow officer and former Navy SEAL.
Displaying extraordinary calm under fire, Joe Busso, a member of the St. Louis Police Department SWAT Team, provided critical first aid to Murphy before evacuating him to the hospital.
A United States Marine, who is now a member of Missouri law enforcement, described to SOFREP how Busso, a member of the St. Louis Police Department SWAT Team, applied life-saving treatment to save fellow officer Ryan Murphy.
“Things were terrible that night. The streets were crazy with gunfire and the radio traffic was nonstop with report after report of guys under fire,” said the former Marine. “The average person has no idea how violent and lawless the streets of St. Louis have become. Criminals are operating with impunity, using long guns to fire hundreds of rounds at police officers. Looters are running rampant. The police are brave, but they have no leadership and no support from the Mayor, the Governor, or anyone.”
|This is obscene — I had no idea it was that bad.|