INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Some officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department have launched a social media campaign stating their commitment to face danger head on.
This comes a week after Major Davis Jr., was accused of shooting and killing IMPD Officer Perry Renn. Shortly after the deadly shooting, the Davis family told a WISH-TV crew that Officer Renn should have stayed in his car instead of confronting Davis, who police say was armed with an AK-47.
“Serve and protect — he was just doing his job,” said Indianapolis Resident Kenneth Cage as he talked about Officer Renn.
In the short Facebook videos, you can hear officers saying in unison or by themselves their commitment to protect the residents of Indianapolis.
“We always get out of cars,” said Southeast District middle shift officers.
Some officers have also sent in pictures of themselves beside their squad cars with the pledge to always get out of their cars.
Officer Brian Finley, who has worked for IMPD for the past 14 years, expressed his frustration that some believe officers should not confront danger.
“If we didn’t get out of our cars, the city would be in total chaos,” said Finley. “It would be total anarchy and everybody would be afraid of the criminals.”
There is no word on how long the campaign will keep going. If you would like to find more information out about the message click here.