This case involves a state police force that was serving an arrest warrant on a dangerous criminal, who was know to be armed and related to an international drug smuggling operation in Georgia. When the officers got to the criminal’s house the saw smoke coming from the garage. The fire department was called, and a fire fighter was sent inside the garage to investigate. Upon entering the garage, the firefighter was stabbed several times by the criminal that was supposed to be arrested. The firefighter was not warned about the potential for the criminal to be hiding inside of the building, nor was he protected by the officers who were present at the scene of the crime.