An armed standoff that began on July 15th in the afternoon hours and escalated into a deadly situation in LEVELLAND, TX. Several law enforcement officers were injured and the SWAT commander Sgt. Josh Bartlett later succumbed to his wounds.
This comes after a year of deadly riots, protests, and dangerous rhetoric by the mainstream media and govt officials.
Our prayers go out to the family of Sgt. Josh Bartlett. Bartlett had served with the LSO for 9 years and proudly served the U.S. Military. Sgt. Josh Bartlett leaves behind a wife and three children.
Images show a strong police presence in the neighborhood
Two of the other officers are currently in critical condition.
The Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office released a media announcement in the early evening hours
“The Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the loss of one of our own, tonight, SWAT Commander Sergeant Josh Bartlett. The Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team responded to the 1100 block of 10th Street in Levelland at 2:15 p.m. on Thursday, July 15th to assist the Levelland Police Department for reports of a barricaded subject with reports of shots fired. Shortly after arrival, gunfire was exchanged and Sgt. Bartlett was shot…”
The Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office confirms the death of its SWAT leader. The situation is still ongoing. It began around 2 this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/2gKhSRAk7i
— Kase Wilbanks (@KaseKCBD) July 16, 2021
Lubbock County Sheriff's Office
On July 15, 2021, Sergeant Josh Bartlett was shot and killed during a SWAT operation at the scene of a barricaded person in Levelland, Texas.
— 𝐒𝐭𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐖𝐞𝐢𝐬𝐬 (@steveODMP) July 16, 2021