'It's Trendy to Hate Cops': Loesch Says Anti-Police Rhetoric Making Things More Dangerous
In the wake of the death of a Baltimore County police officer in the line of duty, Dana Loesch said it's becoming more and more dangerous for law enforcement.
Since the start of 2018, at least 37 law enforcement officers across the U.S. have died while on duty -- with 24 of the deaths caused by gunfire.
Baltimore County Police Chief Terry Sheridan reacted to the officer's death by highlighting a growing environment of danger for officers that he has never seen before.
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"We're telling everybody to be on your toes, don't be complacent. ... This is a bad time in the United States for law enforcement," he said.
Loesch, a radio talk show host and NRA spokesperson, agreed, pointing out the rising tide of anti-police rhetoric.
"I think it's trendy to hate cops, I think it's trendy to bash cops," Loesch said on "Fox & Friends."
"A lot of people believe it's very easy for them to Sunday morning quarterback a cop's decisions through a keyboard, which I don't like to see, particularly when those people have no law enforcement training."
Four teenage suspects were arrested after Amy Caprio, a four-year veteran of the police force, was run over as she approached a suspicious vehicle. The driver was reportedly waiting for three others who were burglarizing a house in a residential area when Caprio arrived.