Triad, NC -- Thursday marks a year since a Winston-Salem police officer died from injuries in a shooting following a domestic disturbance.
Police say Monte Evans brought a gun to the Bojangles restaurant while his estranged wife was at work there. Sergeant Mickey Hutchens was shot in the face, and fellow officer Daniel Clark was wounded. Hutchens died five days later.
Survivors of domestic violence stress you need to have a safety plan at work.
"Somebody who's going to kill somebody over domestic violence is out of control," said Susan Wies, with Family Services of the Piedmont.
Brandy Jones said she suffered abuse from her former husband for ten years. She recalled his final attack when she was eight months pregnant.
"I found myself in the middle of the street with him sitting on my stomach, his knees were on my elbows when he pulled a gun," she said.
Jones said the abuse happened at her office too.
"He would curse out my managers," she said. "I'd come to work and find him there. He's been sitting in the parking lot all night."
She doesn't want other victims to wait to create a safety plan.
"Have someone you can call and say 'meet me out front,'" she said. She also recommends other steps:
- Know all your exits in the office.
- Ask security guards or a friend to walk you to and from your car.
- Share a description of your abuser and his vehicle with trusted co-workers.
- Keep important documents like social security cards and birth certificate copies in a separate place with a friend.
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