Officer needed more protection

It seems like the world is getting angrier and more hostile, and then using that anger to harm others.

According to the Tallahassee Democrat, an officer for the Leon county sheriff’s office was murdered while working as a confidential informant.

The undercover officer, Constance Dupont, was killed by a hit man named Fernando “Wolf” Taylor.

Taylor is expected to be charged later on and was ordered by Hernandez Daniels to kill Dupont. Daniels, 36, was sentenced to life in prison without parole on Friday.

He was found guilty of first-degree murder.

According to the article, Daniels is already serving a life sentence on federal drug charges, but Richard Combs, the prosecutor said that didn’t mean the trial was a waste of time.

Dupont’s mother, Rosemary Butler, said she doesn’t have any hatred toward the men responsible for killing her daughter. She just wished law enforcement protected her better.

Law enforcement departments should make sure their own people are always safe and stable under conditions like this.

She was after a drug dealer and while the risks are widely known, all angles still should have been covered.

Dupont was working undercover to bust Daniels, and officers should have made sure she was safe at all times. Instead, a worker of the law paid with her life for justice in what was labeled as a “tragedy.”

But the prosecutor said that even though Daniels was charged with a life sentence without parole, it doesn’t mean his sentence will be the same next year. Combs said that people get released from prison all the time for different reasons.

Let’s just hope that doesn’t apply to this situation. 

Skyy Sandifer for the Editorial Board.