Father of fallen police officer speaks out10:52
Police officers Sergeant Noel Ramirez and Deputy Taylor Lindsey were killed in an ambush attack – a targeted killing where assailants seek out officers to attack - in April of this year. Their funeral had one of the longest processions in Florida history. Sergeant Ramirez’s father, Noel Ramirez Sr., joins The Beat with President of the National Law Officers Memorial Fund, Craig Floyd. The interview is part of an annual report by MSNBC’s Ari on police officers who are killed in the line of duty. Melber discusses statistics that reveal that while there were fewer “ambush attacks”, the number of offices killed in 2018 has increased by 18%.