Josh Bartlett Wiki – Josh Bartlett Biography
Josh Bartlett was killed and three others injured in the SWAT standoff in Levelland. Law enforcement officials from across Texas are mourning the loss of LSO SWAT Commander Sgt. Bartlett tonight after he died from injuries suffered in a Levelland standoff on Thursday afternoon.
Sgt. Bartlett leaves behind a wife and three sons. The family just celebrated his youngest son’s teenage birthday two days ago.
His age is unclear.
The Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the loss of one of our tonight, SWAT Commander Sergeant Josh Bartlett.
The Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team responded to the 1100 block of 10th Street in Levelland at 2:15 p.m. on Thursday, July 15th, to assist the Levelland Police Department with reports of a barricaded subject of shots fired.
Shortly after arrival, gunfire was exchanged, and Sgt. Bartlett was shot. Sgt. Bartlett was transported to Covenant Medical Center in Levelland with life-threatening injuries, where he was later pronounced deceased.
The Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office continues to work with The Levelland Police Department, The Texas Department of Public Safety, The Lubbock Police Department, Hockley County Sheriff’s Office, ATF, Homeland Security, FBI, and US Marshal’s office to find a resolution to the current situation.
Lubbock County Judge Curtis Parrish followed with this statement:
Today, Brenda and I join Lubbock County citizens in mourning the loss of Lubbock County Sheriff’s deputy, Sgt. Josh Bartlett, who was shot and killed in the line of duty today. With heavy hearts, we send our deepest sympathies to the Sgt’s family, friends, and brothers and sisters in law enforcement.
This terrible loss is a solemn reminder of our brave law enforcement officers’ risks while protecting our communities. I ask all Lubbock County citizens to join us in praying for his family, for healing for the other officers who were injured in the standoff, and for the entire Lubbock County Sheriff’s Department.
Jones AT&T Stadium was lit up in blue in his honor:
A one-mile run is being organized to honor LSO SWAT Commander Sgt. Josh Bartlett on Friday, July 16 at 7 p.m.
A group will meet at 10th Street and Ave. G in Lubbock for parking.
Omar Soto Chavira is the suspected gunman of Levelland Standoff. Authorities captured the suspect late Thursday following an hours-long police standoff where one officer was killed, and four others were wounded in a small West Texas city.