Gunman Shoots Multiple Times Injuring Officer MARCH 25, 2009 38-year-old Bryan Langford shot several times at an Orange City police officer earlier today. Sherif el-Shami, 26, the injured officer was answering a domestic violence call when he was shot Wednesday morning.
Orange City police Chief Jeffrey Baskoff said he did not think his officer could have done anything differently to avoid being hurt. "He was ambushed," Baskoff said. El-Shami has suffered some loss of eyesight because of injuries to his face and head, but it is too early to tell whether the loss is permanent, the chief said. "His spirits are high," said Baskoff, who called El-Shami "the epitome of a police officer."
Orange City Officer: 'I'm Hit, I Can't See Anything'
March 28, 2009 Officer shot in ambush to lose left eye
Orange City officer, struck by shrapnel, will lose eye Susan Jacobson | Sentinel Staff Writer 5:47 PM EDT, March 27, 2009 Orange City police Officer Sherif El-Shami, 25, who will lose his left eye. A gunman ambushed him on March 25, 2009. (ORANGE CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT / March 27, 2009)
A fund has been set up for El-Shami at Wachovia Bank. Donations the Sherif El-Shami Benefit Account, c/o the Orange City Police Department, are being accepted at any branch, Baskoff said. The money will be used for nonmedical expenses associated with the injury, such as housing visiting family, he said. How to help A benefit fund has been set up for Orange City police Officer Sherif El-Shami, who officials said will lose his left eye after being shot in an ambush by a suicidal killer. FUND: Sherif El-Shami Benefit Account WHERE: Wachovia Bank ACCOUNT: No. 1010235907420, c/o Orange City Police Department
#4 dlashb - Cooper City, FL - 3/28/2009 3:38:00 AM Reply to #1 Jules: It's front page news because the Officer who lost his "LEFT EYE" served and protected us. Now, because of serving and protecting us he will not be able to do so. He's a hero and fellow Officer in my book. Post new comment Report as offensive | Reply to this | #1 Jules - Deltona - 3/28/2009 3:00:00 AM I feel sorry for the officer and all involved but after so many days why is this still front page news? Post new comment Report as offensive | Reply to this |
This great police officer is My friend , my help , my everything, He is my Only Son…. Pray for his recovery. E.El-Shami http://www.slideshare.net/sparkyshamir
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http://www.care2.com/c2c/share/detail/1098470 Denise's Sharebook Mar 26, 2009 I have a HUGE favor to ask of all of you. If you can, please do this. One of our cops was shot in the face here yesterday. He is a young guy. He was doing a well check and was in his car when he was shot. To make a long story short the shooter shot and killed his girlfriend, his girlfriends son, and himself. He also strapped a bomb to himself..... We couldn't get in or out. They had our street blocked off and many other streets too.. Anyway, back to what I am requesting. I would love it if you can send this officer a card........Just to let him know people care. I am going to send this to everyone and if you would like you can send it on. I am also going to post it in a few other places. His name is Sherif El Shami Officer Sherif El Shami c/o Orange City Police Department 207 N. Holly Orange City, Fl. 32706 USA Thanks to any of you that can do this. Please put that the Chief's sister, Denise Jo asked me to send this to you. That way he will know. Denise Jo (whinendine) Visibility: Everyone Posted: Thursday March 26, 2009, 9:48 am Tags: card shooting kindness policeman cop [add/edit tags] Top of Form Add Tags: Separate each tag with a space. When entering a multi-word tag, use double quotes, like "killer whale".
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