PHOENIX — Local leaders, state leaders, and police departments issued statements, prayer requests, and well-wishes Friday morning, following news that nine Phoenix police officers were injured after a man ambushed the officers who were responding to an initial shooting call.
According to Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams, all police officers are recovering — some at the hospital — but all are believed to have non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect, a man who barricaded himself in a home following an hours-long shootout with police, is dead. A woman was also found to be seriously hurt.
Here are some of the statements that have been released:
Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams
I am so proud of the courageous men and women of @PhoenixPolice. 5 officers were shot and 4 others injured in an act of violence that critically injured a woman.— Chief Jeri Williams, Phoenix Police (@PhxPDChief) February 11, 2022
While they heal from their wounds, their brothers and sisters in blue will be back out there answering when you call
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey
Please continue to pray for the five @PhoenixPolice officers injured this morning. Our men and women in blue work day and night—no matter the circumstances—to protect our state from danger. Their unwavering courage & sacrifice helps to keep us safe. Arizona is deeply grateful. 1/— Doug Ducey (@dougducey) February 11, 2022
Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema
Horrified by this violence against law enforcement working to keep our communities safe. We're thinking of everyone injured and hoping for full recoveries as we wait for more information. https://t.co/SjPEZp2qQE— Kyrsten Sinema (@SenatorSinema) February 11, 2022
Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly
As the son of two police officers, this one hits close to home. These officers put their lives on the line to protect their community and were shot in the process. I'm grateful to see they're all expected to survive. @GabbyGiffords and I are wishing them all a speedy recovery. https://t.co/lkLMPvdGSQ— Captain Mark Kelly (@CaptMarkKelly) February 11, 2022
U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego
"My office is closely monitoring the overnight shooting of Phoenix police officers and a civilian. I’m heartbroken by this senseless violence in our district. Those injured and their families are all in my thoughts. I wish them a speedy and successful recovery," the U.S. Rep. said in a statement.
Goodyear Police Department
We stand with our brothers & sisters of @PhoenixPolice. Five police officers were shot early this morning while protecting the community. We are praying for their full recovery & ask for healing prayers for them, as well as prayers of protection for law enforcement everywhere. pic.twitter.com/2w85mDAyOl— Goodyear Police Dept (@Goodyearpolice) February 11, 2022
Arizona Department of Public Safety
Glendale Police Department
Peoria Police Department
Chandler Police Department
Mesa Police Department
Avondale Police Department
Thoughts and Prayers for the officers this morning 🙏🏼 https://t.co/qSoP8rVzWY— Avondale Police (@AZAvondalePD) February 11, 2022
Apache Junction Police Chief Michael Pooley