카림 앳킨스 차관은 총격으로 사망하고 아내와 두 자녀를 두고. Jaquim Barthen과 Garrett 의원이 총에 맞아 부상당했습니다..
Richardson은 세 사람을 다음과 같이 설명했습니다. “형제.”
“They all met when they all joined the force, but you would think that they’ve been friends way before then,” 그녀는 말했다 “여우 & 친구.”
“All three of them came through for each other. Even it if was for me or for Atkins’ wife or for Barthen’s girlfriend,” 그녀가 말했다. “We were a family.”
Deputy Garrett is still recovering from his injuries. Richardson is hopeful but said her fiancé’s health is still a concern.
“He’s making it,” 그녀가 말했다. “I don’t want to say he’s doing OK because he’s not doing OK. He just had surgery yesterday again. That was his third surgery.”
Richardson was aware of the danger police officers face. She said she discussed it with her fiancé often and he was trained for situations like this.
그렇지만, she said she’ll never forget the phone call she received.
“They called me at 2:23 a.m.,” 그녀가 말했다. “When my phone rang and it wasn’t Darrell, I knew something was wrong.”
Richardson said Deputy Atkins had recently purchased a home with his wife. She said the couple was excited to start a new chapter in their lives together.
“I’m really just devastated,” 그녀가 말했다. “I just can’t stop the tears.”
Despite the pain she feels, Richardson thanked first responders for their care.
“They have really been supportive and keeping us at ease with everything,” 그녀가 말했다. “I appreciate them and I’m so grateful for what they have been doing. … I really do want to say thank you to everyone.”