Ambushed SLMPD officer speaks out after shooters sentenced - KMOV.com

Ambushed SLMPD officer speaks out after shooters sentenced

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Sgt. Charles Lowe speaks with News 4 after two men were arrested after ambushing him in 2015 (Credit: KMOV) Sgt. Charles Lowe speaks with News 4 after two men were arrested after ambushing him in 2015 (Credit: KMOV)
Dale L. Wolford was sentenced for his role in the shooting of a police officer in the Central West End. (Credit: SLMPD) Dale L. Wolford was sentenced for his role in the shooting of a police officer in the Central West End. (Credit: SLMPD)
Edward Davis was sentenced to prison in the shooting of a St. Louis police officer. (Credit: SLMPD) Edward Davis was sentenced to prison in the shooting of a St. Louis police officer. (Credit: SLMPD)
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

Two men were sentenced Friday in the shooting of a St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department sergeant in July 2015.

A judge sentenced Edward Davis to 10 years and 15 years in prison, consecutively, for a total of 25 years.

Dale Wolford was sentenced to two consecutive sentences of 15 years in prison for a total of 30 years.

Sergeant Charles Lowe was shot and injured July 14, 2015 in the Central West End.

Lowe was shot at multiple times but only hit once in the torso. He was wearing a bulletproof vest.

Missouri Circuit Court sentencing documents state that Davis and Wolford, along with two other men, drove to and then walked around the Central West End and were looking for people to rob.

The court documents state that Davis and Wolford acted together to ambush Lowe.

"I wasn't hiding, I was in uniform. I am proud of this uniform to this day," Lowe said. 

After hearing countless reports of officer-involved shootings locally and across the country, Lowe believed Missouri needs to do better protecting law enforcement.

"I'm glad they are going to jail for a while," Sgt. Lowe said. "I think it could have been better but do understand the law and what the judge was up against based on what the jury found them guilty of."

Although both men are bound to spend decades in prison, the 19-year veteran wishes the men were charged with assaulting an officer.

"Even though I was working a secondary gig. I was fully enforcing all police infractions that day," said Lowe. "They should have been held to the standard of assault on a law enforcement officer."

Lowe plans to spend time in Jefferson City to implement changes so that anyone who shoots any law enforcement officers does more time.

Lowe has since co-founded 'Project Hurt' to support officers hurt in line of duty.

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