About 8:30 last night, a LEO with our city force made contact with an individual walking on a sidewalk in the SW area of our city. Not a bad area. The media and our police chief reports when the officer exited his vehicle, the individual pulled a weapon and the officer fired on the person. A neighbor reported hearing four gunshots. Officer was not injured, the individual is deceased. State Police is investigating. The officer involved is a veteran. My son was not involved, but is a 20 year veteran of our force working days. We are not a large city department, with approximately 80 employees, but everyone is part of the family, wives are close. We grieve for the incident. It has been several years since we have had a shooting. There is not a conversation I have with my son, that I do not tell him to be careful, and do not take chances, protect yourself, do your job, but remember you have a wife and kids. Our department is well trained, many have their LEA degrees, as my son. My wife and I attended our department's Citizen's Police Academy. A very good program to educate city residents on how their police department functions. Maybe I shouldn't even mention this, but our department switched to 9mm from 40 within the last year. Please support your local law enforcement agencies. They put it on the line each and every day. Thank you.