OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. — Olive Branch Police are searching for the man who opened fire on two of their own ten years ago today.
On June 29,2006, Officer Mark Ayers and Officer Doug Stanek were working a traffic stop on Old Goodman Road when the suspect opened fire.
Both officers were shot.
Ayers was left paralyzed.
Ten years later, the officers are still working on the police force.
“Officer Ayers remains paralyzed, but has shown so much heart in overcoming numerous obstacles and serves as an Intelligence Analyst in the Criminal Investigations Division,” the Olive Branch Police Department posted on Facebook. “Officer Doug Stanek is currently assigned to the Patrol Division. The OBPD would like nothing more than to bring the shooter of our officers to justice.”
If you recognize the man shown below you are urged to call CrimeStoppers at (662) 429-TIPS or the Police Department at (662) 895-4111.
You can also submit an anonymous tip online here.