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The suspect, Raymond Louis George who shot him was a straight cop killer. Officer Jack was ambushed and had no chance.
42 years later we're still fighting the same battles.
George was originally convicted of second-degree murder for the Oct. 21, 1974, killing of David Jack, 21, a state police officer who was guarding a state building in downtown Los Angeles. Paroled after eight years and four months, he was rearrested three years later and imprisoned for carrying a concealed knife.
The killing climaxed a series of four assaults in 1974 in Los Angeles County. In the first, George attacked a 21-year-old college student with a machete, leaving her permanently disabled and disfigured, according to police records.
Five days later, when he was stopped by two police officers, he disarmed one of them and shot him four times with his own gun. The officer survived after extensive surgery.
Later that year, George was stopped by two sheriff's deputies on suspicion of stealing car parts, fought with them and tried to take their guns. He was arrested and released on bail. Fifteen days later, he killed Officer Jack.
Rest easy brother.
Miguel A. Ortega
December 8, 2016