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Old 01-03-2007, 09:56 AM
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When a police officer is working a security detail outside of his normal police duties, do you think that pulling a gun when no other weapon is involved is excessive? I have never been in the position to have to make that decision but it seems to me that a gun on a security duty should be a last resort. Sounds like it was this officer's first resort.

I support law enforcement but also feel that they should be held to higher standards when a situation like this occurs.

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Old 01-03-2007, 10:01 AM
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hate to hear this happen to someone so young
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So sorry for your loss...
Sounds like somebody needs to spend a little more time at the shooting range.
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IMO, working a security job has little or nothing to do with what happened. The same rules still apply whether the cop was on or off official duty and he maintains the same authority and arrest power.

A 4000lb vehicle is considered a weapon when it is purposely driven at someone. It is reasonable to assume that being struck by it would cause death or serious bodily injury.

I certainly don't want to judge anyone involved with this entire tragic incedent. I don't have enough facts about what actually happened and I was not there. I was just trying to give some people a little different perspective to consider.

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Sorry for your loss.
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So sorry to hear of this tragedy.. It makes me think of similar situations I was in when I was younger that could have made a turn for the worse.. Hard to believe a life can be taken for such a trivial matter .. y condolences
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I am so sorry for your loss, I don't care of the reason, this should never have happen.
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IMO, working a security job has little or nothing to do with what happened. The same rules still apply whether the cop was on or off official duty and he maintains the same authority and arrest power.

A 4000lb vehicle is considered a weapon when it is purposely driven at someone. It is reasonable to assume that being struck by it would cause death or serious bodily injury.

I certainly don't want to judge anyone involved with this entire tragic incedent. I don't have enough facts about what actually happened and I was not there. I was just trying to give some people a little different perspective to consider.

I understand and agree with you. My sympathies to the family.
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Our prayers are with your family.
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i am willing to bet that anyone involved in this would happily pull out a wallet to pay for that bill now including the officer. Very sad that such a seemingly trivial thing turned out alter the lives of so many. I agree the kid driving the car should be brought up on charges, of course he is living with the knowledge that his actions caused the end of his friends life. Very sad indead.

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