A Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office deputy was shot and killed during a SWAT standoff in the West Texas city of Levelland. Two other deputies were shot and are in critical condition, according to reports from Lubbock.
The Justices of the Peace and Constables Association of Texas posted on Facebook that the leader of the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team was shot and killed Thursday afternoon during a standoff in Levelland, Texas. The organization reported that two other deputies were shot and are listed in critical condition. Another Hockley County deputy and a Levelland Police Department officer were also reported to be injured during the ongoing standoff.
Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office officials released a statement identifying the deceased deputy as Sergeant Josh Bartlett. Sgt. Bartlett served as commander of the SWAT Team, EverythingLubbock.com reported.
The sheriff’s office statement reads:
The Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the