Deputies react to Philadelphia officer attack

Posted at 11:31 PM, Jan 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-08 23:36:47-05

JENSEN BEACH, Fla-- In someways, just another night patrolling the streets of Martin County.

"Every day is different. Anything could happen at any moment." But as Deputy Sheriff Leslie Beath makes her rounds tonight, her heart is heavy.

"It could be anything," said Beath. This officer sounded like he was sitting at the intersection patrolling the streets."

Friday night, she's thinking about Officer Jesse Hartnett, who was shot at close range Friday. Police later say the shooter confessed to doing it in the  name of ISIS.

"Just be prepared. One team one fight," said Beath. "Just be on your toes and don't let your guard down at any time."

Hearing about a situation, like the one in Philadelphia, she says serves are reminder to her and agencies every were that anything can happen.

"They always ask if we have anything, and coincidentally, today I was the one who brought it up."

It is discussion she and her team have far too often. But they discuss these situations as another way to stay aware of what's going on nationally and right outside her patrol car.

"We just want to make sure as law enforcement officers we never let our guard down."