TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi took a moment to remember the sacrifice of a Holmes County correctional officer killed in a manhunt Wednesday.
Colonel Greg Malloy was shot and killed while assisting sheriff’s deputies in a manhunt for a suspect wanted for murder.
Both Malloy and the murder suspect were killed in the shootout. Bondi asked attendees of an early Thursday morning Tallahassee news conference to take a few moments to remember Malloy.
Florida Police Benevolent Association spokesman Matt Puckett says 2011 is getting off to a bad start for law enforcement. “In the last two weeks we’ve had five officers killed in the line of duty," Puckett said. "It just seems like you have folks who are just refusing to go back to prison. They call it suicide by cop and I guess they’d rather take people down with them.”
Last year nine Florida officers were killed in the line of duty; five weeks into 2011 and the state is already over half way to reaching that number again.
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