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Denver Transit Officer Shot And Killed In Ambush Attack

Denver Transit Officer Shot And Killed In Ambush Attack

Police are asking their officers to be vigilant after a man walked up to a uniformed transit officer in downtown Denver Tuesday night, put a gun to his neck and shot him, killing the 56-year-old officer.

Police say two women were asking Scott Von Lanken for help with the light rail system when 37-year-old Joshua Cummings approached him from behind and shot him near Union Station, a transit hub. They say the women heard the gunman say something to the effect of “Do as I say” before firing.

Chief Robert White says investigators aren’t sure what motivated the shooting but because the officer was wearing a dark blue uniform similar to those worn by police, he warns officers to be careful.

Security camera footage helped police quickly find and arrest the suspected gunman, 37-year-old Joshua Cummings.

 

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  • JOE

    EVERY CELL SHOULD COME WITH A ROPE MAYBE HALF OF THESE THUGS WOULD USE THEM AND SAVE US TAX PAYERS A LOT OF MONEY

  • robocop33

    Tragic and so wrong. RIP my brother. Glad they have the worthless POS and he needs to to go to the front of the line and the method of execution should be the electric chair.

  • Gail Ann Kaberline Baierle

    Just put a gun upside this jags head and be done with it. Prayers for the slain transit worker.

  • TM

    It’s on video. You have the perp, now take the dirtbag out and try duplicating the execution shot on him.

  • thebeeishorrid

    He wasn’t a cop, he was a contract security officer.

    • Craig Ryan Allaby

      I thought they said that he was a TSO. TSOs are Federal, being part of the TSA, last I checked.

      • ARJ190

        What’s your point? Either way it’s WRONG!!!

        • Craig Ryan Allaby

          I was responding to thebeeishorrid’s comment that said that the victim was “contract security” when TSOs are FEDERAL AGENTS, so, the murderer is actually a FEDERAL FELON. & no need to be hostile.

          • ARJ190

            Sorry, I’ll cut it back to “either way it’s wrong”

          • Craig Ryan Allaby

            Even sadder is that these attacks keep happening, & TSOs are not even armed.

    • Blaser270

      So? The killer deserves the same whether it was a cop, security guard or private citizen. Cold blooded murder is just that.

      • Robbie

        Actually, if he had been a law enforcement officer, the charges would have been “capital” murder and carries with it the death penalty in some states.

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