Rick Oakley, president of the Dayton Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 44, said the officer shot Monday night during the execution of a search warrant is in critical condition in the ICU at Grandview Medical Center.
“We’re hoping for the best, planning for the worst,” he said.
The Dayton FOP has postponed its policeman’s ball in light of the shooting, which was scheduled for Saturday.
Many police officers who were planning and organizing the event worked directly with the wounded officer, said Oakley, who declined further comment at this time.
Detective Jorge Del Rio, 55, along with other DEA task force members approached a home sometime before 7 p.m. in the 1400 block of Ruskin Road in Dayton when he was shot.
“It is with great sadness that I learned of the shooting of a Dayton police detective in the line of duty last evening,” said Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr. “I join my prayers with all those in the Dayton community for this public servant and for his family. May God watch over them and give them courage and strength.”
The detective was the only person injured, according to a release from Dayton police. Fellow officers loaded the injured detective into a police cruiser and drove to Grandview Medical Center.
Five suspects in the house were taken into custody and a large amount of fentanyl and cash was recovered at the address, Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl said. Multiple weapons also were found at the home, according to a Dayton police statement.
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