Some very sad news out of South Dakota via email from Team Fubar:
Here we have cyclists down in a different way.
Officer McCandles and Officer Armstrong were part of the bicycle patrol unit here in Rapid City. They were on bike when a routine stop turned ugly and both were shot and died from their injuries.
This whole thing has turned this small town on its head. Race relations between the white and Native Americans in the community are strained because of one knothead whose actions had not a thing to do with the color of his skin.
All I know is that three young men are dead, two of them died protecting our streets on two wheels. In the words of our own Perry Jewett, PEDAL POWER!
That is a sad story. For every cop who abuses their power and acts as a poor representation of what a police officer should be there, are plenty of other examples of good cops who are out there every day serving and protecting the people in their community. Officers McCandles and Armstrong seemed to be two of the good cops. Our deepest thoughts and condolences are sent to their families, friends, and fellow officers.by