He was not only a police officer but also a firefighter in Cayce, South Carolina. 28 year old Drew Barr was responding to a domestic dispute call when it happened.
According to Channel 9, the call came very early in the morning and officers were there at the scene for nearly seven hours when the shootings happened. Barr was killed before the gunman turned the weapon on himself.
Most law enforcement officers will tell you that domestic violence calls are among the most dangerous. Passion and tempers are high, substance abuse is most likely a factor and officers never know exactly what they will be facing. To learn more about this story get all the details from WSOCTV.
Rest in peace to a very brave and very young young man. Prayers to his family, friends and all his brothers and sisters in blue.