Uvalde Police Prevented Officer From Entering Room To Save His Wife

Uvalde Police Prevented Officer From Entering Room To Save His Wife

[WATCH] New Uvalde Footage Shows Officers Doing The Unthinkable To Fellow Cop

(AmericanProsperity.com) – The Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, Texas is the stuff of nightmares for educators, students, and parents. A gunman had entered the school and trapped numerous students and two adults in a classroom, but nearly 400 police officers stood and waited to engage 18-year-old Salvador Ramos for almost an hour and a half. During that time, the suspect slaughtered his captives.

One of Their Own

Even worse than their delay was the fact that authorities prevented other people from entering the building — including a fellow officer, Ruben Ruiz of the Uvalde Police Department. He approached where the shooter was with his gun in hand in an attempt to save his wife, one of the many victims.

Ruiz’s companion, Eva Mireles, had made her husband aware of the situation when she called and told him the suspect had shot her. The officer protested to the others that his spouse was injured, but it didn’t matter.

Police were also putting parents and family members in handcuffs outside as they attempted to get into the school and save their loved ones. The very people who were meant to protect these students were the same ones causing them to suffer and ultimately die at the hands of their attacker.

Steve McCraw, Director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, said law enforcement’s response was an “abject failure” during a state Senate hearing. McCraw mentioned the only thing preventing police, who were well equipped and had sufficient numbers to engage the shooter, was the person in charge at the scene. The director asserted this person put the lives of officers above those of the children.

Against the Grain

Since the 1999 Columbine shooting, law enforcement departments across the country trained to immediately engage the assailant, regardless of the equipment they have or if backup was on the way. Officers are instructed to rush the shooter, not wait for the right moment to attack. According to The New York Times, Uvalde authorities had received similar schooling. It’s impossible to know how many lives police might have saved that day, if any, but they could’ve at least put in an effort.

Despite having numerous officers on the scene, the person in charge never gave the order to rush Salvador, resulting in a 77-minute wait, the death of 19 children and two teachers. Even one more life saved would’ve been worth it.

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