They weren't on duty. They weren't responding to a call. They weren't caught in the cross-fire of a shootout. They were simply enjoying a cup of coffee, reviewing reports before their shift began when "reportedly", Maurice Clemmons entered the shop, walked to the counter and then turned around and executed two of the officers. Then he killed one more before the last officer was able to get to him, wrestled him to the ground and they believe get off a couple shots before he was then killed as well.
Clemmons then fled the scene and is now holed up in a Seattle house, surrounded by police. Police are unsure if he is dead or alive.
Unfortunately, none of this should have happened at all. Clemmons, who had a long criminal history - including raping a child and assault on a police officer - should be in prison serving a 95 year sentence (I believe), but nearly a decade ago, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee commuted his sentence.
As a future police officers wife, I have no words. Only prayers.