It is going to be a long deadly summer for law enforcement.
The call came in at 9:03 a.m. Friday – an urgent description of a belligerent man with a gun.
Seven minutes later, a second call followed, and after that, the normally peaceful intersection of Roe Street and Whetsel Avenue in Madisonville descended into chaos.
When it was over, Cincinnati Police Officer Sonny Kim – a decorated and well-liked cop of 27 years – was dead. The father of three wasn’t supposed to be on duty Friday, but he’d been tapped to work overtime in a city that’s combating an uptick in crime.