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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by exar, May 2, 2008.

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  1. exar

    exar Member

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    Didn't see this in a search. This happened yesterday at 7am one mile from my house. The Chief of Police in Chandler was appointed just last month.


    http://www.courierpress.com/news/2008/may/02/gunmanslainby-police/


     
  2. rjohnson4405

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    Wow, shotgun slug to the gun holster! My pants would be all kinds of dirty!

    That's too bad but you gotta think that with earlier arrests for intoxication and pointing a firearm that something was bound to happen. Alcohol and guns don't mix and I'd imagine this time he had something in his system although we don't know for sure.

    Weirdest thing is that the guy had a dad that worked in the police force. Now he's going to go shoot up cops for doing their job? His mental state does need to be reviewed.

    Thoughts and prayers to all involved.
     
  3. exar

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    This is very common around here. We have small town syndrome pretty bad and if you have family or friends in law enforcement, well, you can pretty much get out of anything with no punishment. Chandler police force, including the chief consists of about 5 officers.
     
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    Wow, crazy event.

    Sounds to me like a Dr. Jekyll - add alcohol - Mr. Hyde type of person.
     
  5. windjammer

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    Exar..........

    The name Chandler got my eye. I'll bet you've heard of Bullocktown. I lived there until I was 18 years old. When I lived there, there were 9 houses and a general store.

    I had an uncle in Chandler that had a little store, in the 50's.
     
  6. El Tejon

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    And, class, why do you carry a back up gun? Right, because no one can tell us that our primary weapon will always be with us.

    Remember this article when the Gun Shoppe Commandos and the 300 pound SEELs tell us that "no one needs a back up gun".:rolleyes:
     
  7. Sage of Seattle

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    Three hundred pound SEEL? Don't you mean, SEAL?

    Subway, Eclair, Albuterol, La-Z-Boy? :neener:
     
  8. exar

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    Yep. Heard of it. Never been there. Mid Tennessee, eh? You might have heard of Crossville, it's near Cookeville, my grandparents live there.

    Yeah, that's the lesson I took away...
     
  9. dalepres

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    The BG was "injured fatally". Guess what? That's not injured, that's killed.
     
  10. Bazooka Joe71

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    Wow, how did I miss this one exar? I watch the local news pretty regularly and this is the first I've heard of this incident. Glad the officer wasn't hurt...Hopefully he was only carrying a glock.:neener:
    (Not to make light of the situation, I just couldn't resist)

    I haven't and I live 5 minutes from exar/chandler.:confused:

    Is that around here?

    That's what I was thinking.
     
  11. windjammer

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    Bullocktown is about 7 miles out side of Boonville. It's not big enough to make it on most maps. It's grown some since I left there in 1960.

    Bob Myers

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  12. jrfoxx

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    Yup, thats a shorts filler event if there ever was one.:what:
    I cant imagine what a 12ga slug would do to a pelvis/hip joint area, but its gotta be horriffic and on a pain scale thats unimagineable. Guess it would still beat being dead, but not by much I'll bet.

    very lucky guy.I think something like that should come with an automatic 2 week paid vacation to let someone get a grip on themselves.
     
  13. snorko

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    Turns out it WAS a Glock Bazookajoe, and it was shredded. The officer had shrapnel from both the slug and his gun in his thigh.

    Apparently this incident has encouraged the other Chandler officers to wear their vests more frequently.
     
  14. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    Good riddance. I would like to see what the slug-hit pistol looks like.
     
  15. Randy in Arizona

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    Since this is THR my remark involving a lack of a well known odiferous substance and Sherlock Holmes has been changed to:
    Bet that woulda hurt!:what:
     
  16. Sato Ord

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    It's just speculation, but I wonder if the perp suffered from depression an chose to commit suicide by getting the cops to shoot him?

    Being the son of an officer he had ot know he was going die with a stunt like that.
     
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    You do wonder if it was not an assisted suicide due to depression? We may never know. I feel sorry for the dad, it must be tough from both sides?
     
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    6 shots and 75 minutes to bleed out. What a crappy way to go. If he wanted suicide, he should have used that deer slug on himself.
     
  19. Ready2Defend

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    Good argument for a BUG, but getting your gun blown apart dosen't happen very often (i think).
     
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