Sunday, May 22, 2016

In Memory of Officer Ronald Tarentino

Police in Auburn, Massachusetts, are searching for a suspect after a local police officer, Ron Tarentino was shot in the chest, multiple times, and killed. The shooting occurred during a traffic stop in the early-morning hours today.  

He is the third police officer killed this month in the United States.  


Anonymous said...

Thank you for your service to your community, Officer Tarantino, and love and best wishes to your family, friends and community who've suffered a great loss.
Rest in Peace, the coward who murdered you will face justice.

The Sheep said...

AUBURN – Police shot and killed the man suspected in the fatal shooting of Auburn Police Officer Ronald Tarentino, Jr. after he allegedly shot and injured another officer during a standoff with police.

Police had been in a multi-hour standoff with the suspect at a Watch Street home in Oxford Sunday afternoon.

Jorge Zambrano, 35, was shot inside the home and has died. A second police officer, a state trooper, was shot by Zambrano during the standoff. The officer has been taken to the hospital and is expected to survive.

Zambrano allegedly shot and killed Tarentino during a traffic stop on Rochdale Street around 12:30 a.m.

"I think justice was served today," said State Police Col. Richard McKeon at a press conference Sunday evening.

State police responded to 31-32 Watch Street in Oxford early Sunday afternoon, said McKeon. The vehicle involved in the shooting of Tarentino was located in the back of the residence and it was believed the suspect was inside.

Police searched apartment 31, but did not locate the suspect. They then found an opening in the basement wall that allowed access to the other side of the two-family home, said McKeon.

When troopers searched the other side of the home, they came upon a second-floor bedroom. The closet door opened and Zambrano shot at troopers, McKeon said.

"He was lying in ambush waiting for them," said Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr.

Police returned fire and inflicted "life threatening injuries," McKeon said.

McKeon said the trooper was struck in the shoulder and is expected to survive his injuries.

The injured trooper is an 18-year veteran of the Massachusetts State Police and former Navy Seal. McKeon said his name would not be released Sunday.

Zambrano did have an "extensive criminal history," according to McKeon. Court records posted on the Worcester Telegram & Gazette show he was arrested a few days ago on driving charges. The newspaper also reports he pleaded guilty to drug and assault charges in 2011.


Thank you for your service Officer Tarantino. May God bless you and your family in this difficult time. RIP

lynda said...

God Speed Officer Tarantino. Prayers of comfort and protection for all your brothers and sisters in blue and your family. You are a hero.

The Sheep said...

RIP Officer Tarentino. Good riddance Jorge.

Anonymous said...

This happened right near me. Very tragic. It was just a routine traffic stop and the guy shot the officer multiple times in the chest.

Tania Cadogan said...

My condolences to the family, colleagues and friends of Officer Ronald Tarentino, Jr.
Thank you for your service. RIP

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