Officer Uses Tube Of K-Y Jelly To Bid Farewell To Man Who Shot Him

A police officer brought a tube of K-Y Jelly to the sentencing of the man who shot him.

Jacksonville, FL – A Jacksonville police officer who was shot multiple times during an impromptu traffic stop, in front of his young son, faced his would-be killer with a tube of K-Y Jelly at his sentencing Nov. 29.

During the sentencing of Kevin Rojas, 21, the police officer he’d shot and nearly killed waved a tube of the personal lubricant in the air, and told his assailant “You are going to need a lot of this,” The Florida Times-Union reported.

The police officer’s identity was not revealed because he works undercover.

In March of 2016, Rojas had a fight will his girlfriend and threatened to kill himself. She said he shot some bullets in the air, and then he took off in the car with the gun.

The police officer saw Rojas driving erratically and stopped him. Before the officer could get out of the car and approach him, Rojas began shooting at the officer through the windshield of his police car.

The officer was off duty, and had been driving his young son to school when he made the traffic stop. He was hit multiple times, including the face. His son was not injured.

Rojas ran away as the officer fired back. He stole a truck, went home, and barricaded himself in the house, causing a standoff with Jacksonville law enforcement.

When police saw Rojas pointing a weapon at them through a sliding glass door, they shot him in the torso, leg, and hand, and arrested him.

In October, a Jacksonville jury convicted Rojas of attempted first-degree murder, attempted manslaughter, two counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, grand theft auto, and fleeing.

He was sentenced Wednesday to the maximum penalty for each of the crimes - life plus three 15-year sentences and two five-year sentences for the lesser charges – by Judge James Daniel.

The officer, a former Army soldier, called Rojas a coward at the sentencing, according to The Florida Times-Union.

“I will take those bullets instead of a fellow officer and an innocent bystander,” the officer said. “When I brought the fight back to you, you ran like a coward.”

Rojas declined to speak on his behalf at his sentencing. He also opted not to have character witnesses testify on his behalf.

His family fled the courtroom in tears after the sentencing, according to the Daily Mail.

Rojas will be eligible for parole in 25 years.

Yeah, he was "off-duty", but cops are never really off duty. Cops have got in trouble for not doing something when off duty, and now for doing something. He thought it was just a simple traffic stop. Most are harmless. Who is to say he wasn't going to call it in when he had him stopped? After all, it sounds like he didn't get out of car, but I may have that wrong, story isn't too clear on that point. As for what he said, I understand why he said it.

To people complaining about him doing a traffic stop with his young son in the car, he was possibly saving others lives, if he didn't pull over a crazy driver it could have hit another car, maybe a minivan full of kids. He was thinking of others, also the guy could have been drunk/high and if he was driving... it was the smart thing to do, the officer was just unlucky.

This is priceless!!!

Well, as an officer with 34 years OTJ, I'd have to say it was an adequate send-off for the shooter. Hope he rots in jail. However, as others have mentioned above, the officer was wrong in stopping the car with a civilian in the car with him (never mind the fact it was his own kid!), totally wrong and he was very lucky the kid did not get shot. He now has to remember the event for the rest of his life because of what he saw. In the days of cell phones and portable radios, the officer should have just kept an eye on the vehicle and called in its' location to the local authorities so THEY could safely try to stop the car. Regardless of the "public safety" excuse and that some feel the officer was obliged to stop the car, that is BULLSHIT. The cop's priority was the safety of the passenger in his vehicle, HIS SON. He made the wrong decision and is lucky to be alive.

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As a retired officer of 33 yrs (25 as a detective) I agree with Sgt Dan. You NEVER try to enforce the law with a citizen in the car with you. Your FIRST priority is the safety in the citizen, which the officer did not do. In a situation such as this, the proper action that should have been taken by this officer (like Sgt Dan commented) was to keep the perp in view while notifying on duty officers to make the stop. A routine traffic stop is one of the most dangerous actions an officer makes next to a common family disturbance. I hope the officer learned a valuable lesson. If his child had been killed, he would have had to live with it the rest of his life.

You are reading it wrong. He was with his son in the courtroom. Not during the stop.

Oh nvm

The officer was driving his young son to school IT CLEARLY states that.

to all you naysayers..how do you know he hadn't called for backup with On duty personnel..you psychic or what? reckon he may have been trying to detain until on duty officers got there???? And if you thought somebody was nuts with a gun..you wouldn't have done the same? No matter what a cop does anymore... he is wrong..give the guy a break..especially fellow LEOS..you know what a hell hole you work in .

For you morons complaining about him being off duty or not passing the info on to another on duty officer. How do know didn't pass the info off and the convict began shooting the officer through the windshield. So none of you know what could've happened had the convict waited to see?

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