Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

No Call Routine.(Final)(Editorial)


It started as a routine call ...

That's a phrase that may make police officers' hearts skip a beat, a phrase often used to describe a fellow officer's worst call.

Albuquerque Police Sgt. Carol Oleksak pulled into the parking lot on the southeast corner of Central and Girard on Monday evening responding to a call about a man acting suspiciously.

Oleksak got out of her car and approached the man, who argued with her -- then shots rang out. One bullet hit the 49-year-old sergeant in the head and another in the torso. …

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