LYNWOOD, Ill. -- (WGN) -- It was the end of a 12 hour shift.
A murder earlier that morning in Hammond led to an armed stand-off with the suspect that night in Lynwood.
Police believed Joseph Barner had shot three people, killing one of them. They didn’t know if he would give himself up without a fight.
But he did. And later in the Lynwood Police Department’s booking room, he told the officers why. Booking room video captured their conversation:
Barner: "Lynwood is the only police department that takes care of their people and they do their job.”
Officer Brian Dorian: “Write our mayor a letter. Tell them how good we are to you, man!”