Two Grand Forks Officers Shot, One Dead During Eviction Service

by AmericasKeepersAdmin on May 28, 2020

On Wednesday afternoon in Grand Forks N.D. an attempt to serve eviction papers turns deadly, killing a police officer and injuring an other.

Around 2:30 pm on Wednesday afternoon officers with the Grand Forks Police Department went to Salamah Q. Pendleton’s place of residence to serve eviction papers.

When police arrived Pendleton opened fire on the officers who immediately called for backup.

“A male subject from within that apartment, unexpectedly and without warning, opened fire. The officers called for immediate assistance.”
– Lt. Derik Zimmel

Two officers were shot during the incident. One officer was with the Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Office and the other officer was with the Grand Forks Police Department.

Pendleton was injured during the incident and when police got inside they discovered that a woman had been killed in the incident as well.

“During the course of the incident, the male suffered a gunshot wound and was transported for that injury. Two officers suffered gunshot wounds (and) they were both transported for their injuries. And we do have a female in the apartment found deceased from apparent gunfire.”
– Lt. Derik Zimmel

The North Dakota Bureau of Investigation will be investigating the incident.

This is the first line of duty death for a Grand Forks Police Officer since 1966.

“To my understanding, it was gunfire without warning. That’s one of the aspects of law enforcement. You go to a call that is something as simple as execution of civil paperwork, and it can turn very violent in a hurry.
I think all of us are going to struggle with this one. Whether you’re on the scene, whether you’re involved, whether you’re asleep and wake up to this news – brothers and sisters, when one hurts we all hurt. So we’re all going to have a tough time with this one.”
– Lt. Derik Zimmel

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of the officer who passed away.

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