Philly Officer Recounts Attack By Coward Devoted To Allah And The Islamic State

Philly Police Officer Jesse Hartnett was on patrol in a one man car at 11:40 PM, Jan 7, 2016.  Suddenly, he saw a man in a white flowing muslim garment approaching his car.  Officer Hartnett could see the guy approaching was holding a gun and knew this wasn’t going to be good.Philly cop 2

The assailant fired 13 rounds into the police car striking Hartnett 3 times in his left arm.  After emptying his weapon the coward took flight and attempted to get away.  Not so fast.

Heartnett opened his door, extracted his weapon and shot the mope who just tried to kill him.

This brave and resourceful officer recounted this event during testimony at his attackers trial last week.

He told the jury that he has trouble with the most basis things.  Like changing his daughters diapers.  This stalwart man has endured 11 surgeries on his left arm and is making a most courageous effort at rehab.  The goal being to get back to work as a Philadelphia Police Officer.

Officer Jesse Hartnett has the heart, soul and mindset of a warrior and his actions are in keeping with the highest standards and traditions of police service.


About Ken Dye

Having grown up in Missouri, Ken Dye graduated from Northeastern Missouri State University (now Truman State University) and served his country. When he returned to St. Louis, he joined the St. Louis County Police Department and served in the tactical operations unit, as an undercover narcotics and homicide detective, and with the intelligence bureaus. After 13 years, he moved to Chicago to work with the Illinois Criminal Justice Authority. He is the author of three books: two crime novels, Shadow of the Arch and Beyond the Shadow of the Arch and his new release Michael Brown, Jr. didn’t have to die, a non-fiction narrative. For more information about the author, visit
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