Houston Looters Targeting Law Enforcement, Firefighters

Houston firefighters came under gunfire from looters while conducting search and rescue operations Monday.

Houston police union officials told The Daily Caller News Foundation that a group of firefighters were targeted by looters while helping people escape the catastrophic flooding.

“We had firefighters out there helping people, and looters started firing on them,” Officer Joe Gamaldi told TheDCNF Tuesday morning. “We sent officers down there on a code 1 (which means as fast as you can) to assist, and they too came under fire.”

“This was absolutely the most despicable and disgusting thing that you could imagine,” Gamaldi said. “That our officers had to stop what they were doing, high water rescues and saving lives, to deal with looters firing at our officers and firefighters.”

He had a message to looters: “If you are caught, you will go to jail and there will be severe consequences.”

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  1. Katrina

    If they are firing on firefighters and officers, there is a good chance they won’t make it to court. Wouldn’t that just be too sad. They are just as likely to kill a homeowner or business owner over their stuff. Seems they have no conscience. Opportunists of the lowest order.

  2. nasamp88

    Severe consequences if they get caught and prosecuted and the consequences are followed though. We see time and time again that they are charged and let go for what ever reason. We need to demand that these people are punished for what they did

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