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Standoff Ends With Three Deputies Shot; One Critical

Standoff Ends With Three Deputies Shot; One Critical

Philip Monier, 47. He was in fair condition at Baptist Hospital on Friday.

Pensacola News Journal

October 31, 2010

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, FL – An Escambia County deputy is fighting for his life after a close-range gunfight with a Mississippi man in the living room of a suburban Pensacola home.

Deputy Jeremy Cassady underwent surgery Friday afternoon and again Friday night at Sacred Heart Hospital. He was in critical condition this afternoon in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit.

Two of his fellow deputies also were wounded when they responded to a domestic violence call at 8083 Baywind Circle, off Scenic Highway, north of Interstate 10. Deputies Chad Brown and Sam Parker were treated and released from Sacred Heart on Friday afternoon.

Philip Martin Monier, 47, of Horn Lake, Miss., opened fire on the deputies immediately after they entered the house, Sheriff David Morgan said. Injured by return fire, he was in fair condition at Baptist Hospital on Friday night.

Monier faces multiple charges, including home invasion, domestic violence and assault with a deadly weapon.

Also wounded by multiple gunshots was Jackie Rosenbloom, 45, who was in the home and who police believe to be Monier’s ex-girlfriend or wife. She was in fair condition at Sacred Heart.

Morgan described the harrowing events that began with a desperate 911 call from Rosenbloom that a man was trying to kick in her front door.

Before the siege ended, Monier had dragged Rosenbloom into the bathroom and turned on the bathwater. Soon, the house was flooded in water and blood, the sheriff said.

Rosenbloom was carried from the house by Sgt. Ted Roy after she crawled from the bathroom where she’d been barricaded with Monier. Roy said it appeared she had been shot in both legs.

“She was so darned bloody and scared,” Morgan said. “She was in excruciating pain.”

Morgan called Deputy Josh Hendershott “a hero.” He said Hendershott entered the home after hearing the shots involving the three deputies, without knowing where the gunman was located, and pulled Cassady outside.

The sheriff said Monier “looked like a biker” with a bandanna around his head.

“He had a do-rag. He was heavy-set,” he said. “He was unkempt.”

Monier has a criminal record in Mississippi and Tennessee, according to court records.

In 1993, he was sentenced to six years in prison for drug charges in Shelby County, Tenn. And in 2006, he was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in DeSoto County, Miss. He was sentenced to 33 days in prison.

Rosenbloom’s call that the assailant was kicking in the door came in at 10:06 a.m.

Deputies arrived at 10:17, and at 10:22, when they heard screaming inside, they forced their way into the home.

At 10:27, a call came into dispatch that an officer was down. Less than a minute later, the call came that multiple officers were down. A minute later, the SWAT team was dispatched.

Morgan said Monier was standing behind Rosenbloom with his hand on her shoulder, using her as a shield, when deputies entered. He began firing right away.

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  • Image_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    Prayers for the Escambia County Deputies, their families and brother and sister LEOs of the Escambia County Sheriff's Office. Too close to home for me. I hope this POS rots in prison.

  • shadow_officer

    almost 4 years ago


    They should be asking for the coroner on his ass instead of a ambulance...

  • 1051193310_l_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    prayers for all involved... Lets get some justice too!

  • 12235_sq90_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    Praying for a speedy and full recovery and return to full duty for all three of our Brothers.

  • John_groh_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    Wishing for a full recovery to the Officers and victim. Sorry the suspect didn't get killed during this event.

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    almost 4 years ago

    This POS only got 33 days in prison and 2 years of non-reporting probation for POSSESSION OF FIREARM BY CONVICTED FELON in Desoto County, MS! 33 days? Give me a break!

  • Cidimages_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    My thoughts and prayers go out to the Deputies who were wounded, their families, and the Sheriff's Department. Additional prayers and thought go out to Deputy Cassady for a full and speedy recovery.

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    almost 4 years ago


  • Thinker_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    Best wishes for a speedy recovery of all the Officers and the girlfriend. As for this low life POS, hope this will keep him behind bars till his end...

  • In_remembrance_of_oakland_pd_max50_max50_max50_max50_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    Thoughts and prayers go out to the injured officers, most especially Deputy Cassady, hang in there brother. It is a shame that this lowlife is still breathing.

  • Badge_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    God be with you deupty. I hope the perp gets what he deserves. DV calls are the most volatile, be vigilant and careful. Its hard in cases where you are ambushed. Always try to run scenarios of possible events which may occur through your mind as you are rolling up on calls like this and be ever careful when your going in a door.

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    almost 4 years ago


  • Angel_kincaid_park_2014_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    Godspeed on your recovery Officers, God be with you all in this time of healing.
    I hope to read an update that the POS that reaked this havic died of a very painful infection from his wounds.
    Too bad he made it to the hospital....
    Stay safe out there LEO'S it's not getting any better, GOD be with you all....

  • Herosonpatrol_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    You're in my thoughts & prayers deputies for a speedy recovery.

  • Kevlar_max50


    almost 4 years ago


    Well Said Trooperman911... Get Well Soon Officers.... I hope this maggot gets everything he has coming to him.

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