Soldier kills two deputies in Florida
Two Florida sheriff deputies are dead after being shot while responding to a domestic dispute on Saturday.
Deputies Burt Lopez and Warren "Skip" York were killed by National Guardsman Joshua Cartwright, who the two deputies were attempting to arrest for beating his wife, according to the Associated Press.
Lopez was singled out by one of his peers on Sunday when the sheriff’s department met to remember the two fallen deputies.
"He was the person you would want in a confrontation because he calmed people down," Capt. J.D. Peacock, who worked with Lopez and York for 20 years, said.
It was a further dark spot on the Niceville, Fla., sheriff’s department. Eight weeks ago, the former chief was arrested by FBI agents on corruption charges. Nearly a year ago, another deputy was killed responding to a report of an attempted suicide.