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Ex-Cop Sought as Suspect in Texas Trooper's Shooting Death

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  1. funnybone

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    Ex-Cop Sought as Suspect in Texas Trooper's Shooting Death
    Wednesday, April 30, 2008


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    KELLYVILLE, Texas —

    A state trooper was fatally shot during a traffic stop in East Texas, and authorities on Wednesday were searching for a former police officer identified as a suspect.

    Trooper James Scott Burns was killed Tuesday night after pulling over a car near Kellyville, about 135 miles east of Dallas, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. A passer-by saw Burns after the shooting and used the trooper's radio to call for help.

    Authorities issued a statewide search for Brandon Wayne Robertson, 37, of Tyler. He had not been formally charged as of Wednesday afternoon.

    Robertson was a police officer for seven years at East Texas departments in Rusk County, Overton and Kilgore, according to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Education. He left law enforcement in 1999.

    Burns, 39, is survived by his wife and their 5-month-old child.
     
  2. riceboy72

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    Rest in peace, Trooper Burns, rest in peace ...
     
  3. doc540

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    what a flood of mixed emotions this brings:(

    I keep repeating, "We must respect and obey the law...we must respect and obey the law...", and another little voice keeps whispering, "find the scum and take him out...find the scum and take him out...".
     
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    May his memory be eternal. I wouldn't want to be that guy when the Texas Rangers find him....

    Springmom
     
  5. mbt2001

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    :(


    "And I saw a great white throne and him that sat on it, from whose face the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works". Rev 20:11-12

    That gives comfort. Violence for the violent and love for the tender hearted.

    Vaya con Dios Trooper Burns.
     
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    Don't worry, the "No Authority" types will be here soon to tell us how stopping his killer violated his civil rights, should've gone after real criminals, etc., as well as infer that the shooter was justified somehow.
     
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    While, I sometimes side with those I'm sure you're referring to as "No Authority types," I'd be surprised if that happened in this case. I'm no friend of rights abuses by law enforcement, but there's NOTHING here that indicates that. From what I can tell, this looks like a cold blooded murder of a public servant. And I feel for that servant's family and friends.

    RIP Trooper Burns. May your family and friends find peace in their loss.
     
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