Friday, February 27, 2015
The first 911 call comes in at 10:10 a.m. The house at 3722 Caracus Court is on fire. A blue-highlighted warning pops up on emergency-dispatch computer screens — officer safety hazard. “Curtis Holley has threatened to shoot any law enforcement that comes to his residence.” A call taker and two dispatchers fail to check it. Deputies Chris Smith and Colin Wulfekuhl arrive first on the scene at 10:21 a.m. Smith reports smoke and flames. They have no idea the fire was set to draw them in. The ambush is sure and swift. Smith tries to contact dispatch 28 seconds after arriving. When his call is answered, there is no response.
Forty seconds later, four more people call 911 in rapid succession, reporting gunfire. They watch the blue bathrobe-clad shooter from behind their front windows. One sees him shoot Smith twice, take the deputy’s sidearm from its holster, rummage through his pockets and try to get more weapons from his patrol car. A woman outside takes refuge in a culvert. The man stalks the other deputy, skulking behind trees and RVs, shooting round after round down the cul-de-sac and in the air. Wulfekuhl is hit but saved by his vest. The house behind him is a conflagration now. Firefighters arrive, but throw their trucks into reverse. 911 caller is frantic.”He’s firing on them and he won’t stop!”
Bill Warner Private Investigator Sarasota to Panama City Fl, SEX, CRIME, CHEATERS & TERRORISM at www.wbipi.com