Yeah that honestly freaked me the fuck out. That kind of stuff just does not happen in Fayetteville.
The officer who was murdered was shot while sitting in his police cruiser in the police station's parking lot, waiting for his partner to start their shift. The guy who shot him was pursued by other police officers into an alley and was shot and killed. So far, they're saying the cop who was killed was not specifically targeted. I guess the guy just wanted to kill a cop and killed the first one he could find. 😞 The suspect had a police record but nothing that suggested this sort of violence, from what I could gather.
That being said, I doubt JD has anything to do with Fayetteville PD. Springdale would be closer to Tontitown. And constables are not really officially attached to police stations--they operate independently in their precincts. If he does ride-alongs or whatever, that's not really his job.