Domestic violence cases are dangerous for police
Middletown – Domestic violence cases can be the most dangerous type of calls to which police officers respond, said Middletown Police Chief Matthew Byrne.
Police Officer Christopher Dolan was shot while he and a partner arrived to a domestic violence call on Tuesday afternoon.
Byrne said they are a very dangerous type of call. “This is one of the reasons we send two police officers at a minimum to every domestic violence call,” he said. “Any call can be dangerous; it could be a noise complaint, it could be any kind of unknown disturbance, a vehicle stop; nothing is safe in law enforcement. This is just a reminder of that.”
Chief Byrne three years ago mandated that all officers must wear bullet proof vests when working on the streets.