A suspect is in custody after two police officers were shot while serving a search warrant in New Jersey. The incident occurred around 1 p.m. Tuesday in Newark. Officers from the Newark Police Department were responding to an apartment building after receiving a 911 call from a citizen regarding a flyer about an Oct. 28 shooting, according to Newark Mayor Ras Baraka. The shooting of the officers comes amid an uptick in violence against law enforcement in the US. There were 252 officers shot, including 50 fatally, from the beginning of this year through September 30, according to the Fraternal Order of Police, an organization representing US law enforcement officers.
Father, we pray for the protection of law enforcement officers as they work to protect the citizens of this country. Lord Jesus, surround them with Your angels and deliver them from those seeking to cause them harm in Jesus Christ name. (Jeremiah 39:12)