Philadelphia, New York City, Chicago and Baltimore were all rocked by shootings over the holiday weekend, leaving dozens dead and injured. As the dust settles from the holiday, reports show police officers in cities both large and small came under direct attack, most notably in Philadelphia, where two officers were shot and injured.
Thousands attended a Fourth of July concert and fireworks show on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Monday evening in Philadelphia, but chaos erupted when shots were fired nearby, leaving two officers injured.
“I’m still going to put my uniform on every day and come to work to serve because that’s what I love to do,” Philadelphia officer Sergio Diggs told WPVI after he was grazed on the forehead by a bullet. “I’m very grateful I was able to come home to my family. They are the reason I go out here and try to make a difference.”