A chilling 911 call in Aurora, Colorado, has police on alert for statements that threaten the lives of officers by an anonymous caller.
The mysterious voice heard on the 911 call threatens police in Aurora and Denver in chilling terms. The call was received by a dispatcher at 5:50 p.m. Sunday, and authorities are taking the anonymous caller’s words very seriously across the state.
“It’s time that you guys know we are no longer playing around with the police departments. Aurora and Denver, we are about to start striking fear shooting down all cops that we see by their selves. This will go for the sheriff’s department. You guys are evicting innocent people. Let us catch you by yourself and it’s shots fired.”
Police described the 911 call to Aurora dispatch as “alarming,” according to CNN. Authorities shared the disturbing message with neighboring counties but will not discuss how they will keep officers safe.
“I’m not surprised by the call,” Aurora Police Association President Bob Wesner said. “People make threats to police all the time, but very rarely do we get anything involving folks wanting to shoot at the police.”
In addition to the 911 call to Aurora, police are investigating an incident that took place Sunday night when they responded to another call. When the officers arrived at the scene, they were shot at. It is unclear if the incidents are related.
Anti-police sentiments have been on the rise and several officers have been attacked while sitting alone on their patrol cars. The most recent case is that of Fox Lake police officer Lt. Joe Gliniewicz, who was murdered last week and laid to rest Sunday.
Despite the threatening 911 call, Aurora police will continue to do their jobs, Wesner told KDVR. However, he insisted officers’ safety is a top priority.
Denver police Det. Nick Rogers recognizes the 911 call to Aurora is a national trend affecting police departments across the country.
“It’s going on nationally. It’s going to come here. There’s nobody that’s immune to it. Nobody in law enforcement. We accept it because that’s one of the things that when we signed up we know that these things are going to happen.
“We’re not going to go away. I’m not going to quit. As a matter of fact, all you’re doing is making me stronger because I know what I have to do is that much more important. If you’re willing to kill me who else are you going to kill?”
Despite the 911 call, Aurora police department assures the public that their safety is not threatened.
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