JANESVILLE (WIFR) -- Many times when police show up to a domestic violence call, they have no idea what to expect. According to the FBI, 14% of police officer deaths come from domestic violence calls. Most local police departments send two officers to domestic calls.
This is because family fights can be emotional and can escalate very quickly. Police say when children are present like they were yesterday, it adds even more stress to the situation.
“Those officers that were killed in those domestic violence calls, it typically happened when they were approaching the home or in the first one or two minutes of encountering the suspect in the matter. So they're very violent. They're very quick,” said Janesville Chief of Police, David Moore.
Chief Moore tells us most officers are trained to keep the suspect and the victim in sight at all times.