A Washington State Trooper directs traffic around a roadblock near Skagit Valley College in Mount Vernon, Wash., Thursday, Dec. 15, 2015. A Mount Vernon Police officer was shot and critically wounded by a suspect who was then barricaded in a Mount Vernon residence, authorities said. In response to the divided task force report, several members of the state have Legislature filed bills that Whatcom Sheriff Bill Elfo says would eliminate the legal protections that are necessary for officers to respond appropriately and safely to serious threats.
A Washington State Trooper directs traffic around a roadblock near Skagit Valley College in Mount Vernon, Wash., Thursday, Dec. 15, 2015. A Mount Vernon Police officer was shot and critically wounded by a suspect who was then barricaded in a Mount Vernon residence, authorities said. In response to the divided task force report, several members of the state have Legislature filed bills that Whatcom Sheriff Bill Elfo says would eliminate the legal protections that are necessary for officers to respond appropriately and safely to serious threats. Brandy Shreve/Skagit Valley Herald Associated Press
A Washington State Trooper directs traffic around a roadblock near Skagit Valley College in Mount Vernon, Wash., Thursday, Dec. 15, 2015. A Mount Vernon Police officer was shot and critically wounded by a suspect who was then barricaded in a Mount Vernon residence, authorities said. In response to the divided task force report, several members of the state have Legislature filed bills that Whatcom Sheriff Bill Elfo says would eliminate the legal protections that are necessary for officers to respond appropriately and safely to serious threats. Brandy Shreve/Skagit Valley Herald Associated Press

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