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A Florida State Trooper was murdered. A reporter covering the funeral said "it was a waste of my day"

MARTIN COUNTY, FL- On February 5, Florida Highway Patrol trooper Joseph Bullock was shot and killed on Interstate 95 in Martin County. Bullock had stopped to assist what he thought was a disabled vehicle on the highway.  The shooting happened at approximately 10:15 a.m.

When Bullock stopped, the suspect who was with the vehicle shot him fatally. A Riviera Beach police officer happened to be passing by and subsequently shot and killed the suspect. That officer was not injured.

Whenever a police officer is killed in the line of duty, it is a big deal, both for the law enforcement community and for the community they serve. It is also a rather big media event.

Last week, a reporter for WFLA in Tampa was covering the funeral, in part from an air unit. A viral video has been posted where a the reporter was captured near the end of the video saying in disgust:

“We can go was a waste of my day.”

Really disrespectful!  :mad:

No wonder why people hate the news media. They are the problem.

Here is their half assed apology.

WFLA News Channel 8
February 8 at 8:39 AM ·
Unfortunately, during Friday’s live streaming coverage of the procession honoring fallen FHP Trooper Joseph Bullock, one of our photojournalists became frustrated when he couldn’t locate the procession in a timely fashion after our helicopter required refueling to continue coverage.

After landing and refueling, we had missed some of the procession and our photojournalist made a comment expressing his frustration. The comment was not meant to be disrespectful to the trooper, his family, the law enforcement community or to viewers who may have been watching our streaming coverage of the procession.

We have spoken to the Florida Highway Patrol and expressed our sincere apologies for any misunderstanding. The FHP understands these comments were taken out of context and do not reflect the feelings of the employee or the station. In addition to the FHP, we also want to apologize to anyone watching the live streaming coverage who was upset by the comment. WFLA-TV continues to express its strong support for the men and women of law enforcement.
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