Only with proper situational awareness.
The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department has reported that four police officers have been shot dead in an ambush at the Forza Coffee coffee shop at 11401 on South Steele Street in Lakewood Sunday morning.
Pierce County Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said investigators are immediately offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the suspect, and that number is expected to grow.
He could not say what agency the officers were from.
The officers were sitting in the coffee shop with their computers out when the shooter came in. The officers were targeted, and it was not a robbery, investigators believe.
“It was just a flat out ambush,” Troyer said.
Pierce County deputies are working at the scene with Tacoma Police, Lakewood Police and the Washington State Patrol.
When your location is predictable, and your actions delayed because of your having switched from Condition Yellow to Condition White (because you feel unnecessarily secure), even a tank with legs is going to be taken out.