..people used to kill cops without even blinking?
-- Yeah... me neither. --
As a dramatic takedown of two suspected car-and-airbag thieves shattered the predawn quiet of a sleepy Markham neighbourhood almost four years ago, so did it also end with a 42-year-old York Regional Police officer dying on a suburban lawn.
Detective Constable Rob Plunkett, a 22-year veteran who was part of an undercover surveillance team, was killed during the arrest in the early morning hours of Aug. 2, 2007, his aorta severed as he was crushed against a tree.