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.
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.
STAY SAFE, BUCKLE UP, WEAR YOUR VEST AND TURN ON YOUR CAMERA!!