VIDEO: Officer Attacked During Routine Traffic Stop By Thug With Pistol Hidden in Waistband
The Black Lives Matter narrative contends that America faces an out of control epidemic of white law enforcement officers stopping blacks on the flimsiest of excuses and shooting them in cold blood for the offense of merely being black.
Now dashcam video from a Florida sheriff’s office provides evidence of the other side of the story with shocking footage revealing the very real dangers faced by officers every minute of every shift.
The Indian River County Sheriff’s Office released the video of a routine traffic stop that turned violent when the driver pulled a gun on Sheriff’s Deputy Christopher Lester.
Lester pulled Andrew Coffee, 52, over for operating his motor scooter without a license tag on a public road, warning Coffee, “Don’t go reaching for anything,” as he instructed Coffee to place his hands on the vehicle.
Instead, Coffee, who has a criminal record dating back to 1987, punched the deputy sheriff in the face, throwing him to the ground.
Sheriff Deryl Loar, spokesman for the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office, said Coffee then pulled a revolver from the waistband of his pants and began shooting at Sheriff Lester.
“He continued to stand over him and attempted to end his life.”
Coffee’s long record includes 11 felony arrests with four convictions for aggravated assault, battery, attempted first-degree murder with a firearm.
His most recent arrest was on December 3 on drug charges. Sheriff Office authorities did not explain how Coffee was already back on the street and armed within two-weeks of that arrest.
The spokesman did, however, add that the incident “reminds us of the dangers that are faced everyday in law enforcement. It is a war on the streets and I’m sick of it.”
Deputy Lester sustained a non-life threatening injury to the leg and will make a full recovery.