Got a call from Neeley last night at 9:00 p.m.: "Check out the news, there were two cops shot at Lincoln Way Central"...
It was all over the news alright. There was a shootout at the L-W high school parking lot at around 7:45. The high school is less than a mile ENE of our house. The only thing we noticed at the time was a squad car came flying down the main street by us. We were at Movie Gallery, across the street, two hours before that.
We wondered if Mark was one of the ones who were shot. Neeley tried to call him but got his answering machine. I imagine the whole force was over at the scene for a good part of the night. There can't be more than 3 or 4 dozen NL cops. Of course Mokena PD, Frankfort PD, Will Co. Sheriff, and Illinois State troopers were all on the scene too.
Here's the "Daily Southtown": 2 New Lenox cops shot at L-Way Central
One of the officers is Andrew Dowding. The other is not named but it doesn't appear that it could be Mark -- I think he was on the force prior to 9/11 (?)