Napa County Deputy Riley Jarecki narrowly escaped death in mid-February when the driver of a suspicious car she was investigating shot at her with a revolver from point-blank range. Fortunately, the driver missed.
Even better, the deputy is a better shot.
After avoiding the round, she repositioned herself and returned fire, killing the suspect.
Now, KTVU is reporting, the 43-year-old suspect who shot at her, Javier Hernandez-Morales, “has been deported from the U.S. three times since 2007,” according to ICE officials.
KTVU also reports ICE has implied by not transferring Hernandez-Morales over to immigration officials, disregarding several requests, “Napa corrections officials risked public safety.”
Well, there you go, California Gov. Gavin Newsom, and your nation’s first “sanctuary state.”
The family of Javier Hernandez Morales has issued a statement, apologizing to the Napa County Sheriff's Deputy he fired on earlier this week, and calling for better treatment and understanding of the effects of mental illness and substance abuse. https://t.co/DLCp9S3MCS pic.twitter.com/CByvZZLv3l
— Napa Valley Register (@NapaRegister) February 22, 2019
How’s that working out for you?
It ain’t working out so well for the people — including your cops.
Just ask Cpl. Ronil Singh’s family.
Luckily, a brave deputy sheriff, the daughter and granddaughter of cops, will continue to serve her community. She’ll attend family and friends’ birthday parties, anniversaries, and celebrate holidays.
She’ll continue to live her life and enjoy all the blessings that entails.
Deputy Jarecki will be able to do these things only because a man who was not even supposed to be in the U.S. shot at her and missed — just barely.
This was a man whom corrections authorities in the deputy’s own county may not have turned over to ICE because of California’s insane illegal immigrant criminal protection laws.
Napa County supervisor Alfredo Pedroza appears to question ICE claims of Napa corrections denying several requests to turn Hernandez-Morales over to immigration authorities.
Pedroza said, “We owe it to everyone to make sure we understand the facts of this situation.”
Well, Supervisor Pedroza, I’d say we understand the “facts of this situation” quite well.
California seems to be a haven for multi-deported, cop-killing, illegal alien criminals.
Thankfully, this article updates a story about a Napa County deputy sheriff who is alive today, instead of announcing her funeral arrangements — no thanks to Gov. Newsom, California’s sanctuary state law, and all the misguided (and nefarious) souls who support it.
Steve Pomper is an OpsLens contributor and retired Seattle police officer. He has served as a field training officer on the East Precinct Community Police Team, and as a precinct mountain bike coordinator. This OpsLens piece is used by permission.
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