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Murder-suicide in Police parking lot

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by DoubleTapDrew, Apr 30, 2008.

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  1. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Member

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    I hadn't seen this story posted but it was all over the local news. It seems even driving to the police station won't save you.

    Aside from having a weapon to defend herself with, about the only thing I could think of that might have helped is calling 911 on the way there explaing the situation, although maybe she thought she could make it inside in time. A horrible situation regardless. Maybe the saying should be "when seconds count, the police are only a few paces away".
     
  2. Grandpa Shooter

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    At least they reported it as "a rifle", and not "EVIL BLACK RIFLE, or ASSAULT RIFLE." The focus was on the tragedy, not the implement of destruction.
     
  3. Car Knocker

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    Another Kitty Genovese.
     
  4. MAURICE

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    How sad.
    And I can tell you that response time for an officer to his own department can very well be the same as any other location in his city. When I worked for the department of corrections I worked inside a police department (we had an office and work release in the building) and there were many, many nights where the place would be deserted save for myself, the dispatchers, and a jailer. This is not uncommon on Fridays and Saturdays during the summer (when they are the busiest around here).

    That particular department did start assigning an officer to stay in the building during his shift for that reason and also to take reports from citizens. A step in the right direction, IMHO.
     
  5. TallPine

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    Our county sheriffs office does not even have a jailer anymore. If the deputy is on a call up on Waybackinthemiddleofnowhere Road, then the prisoners have to wait for him/her to get back and bring lunch over from the hospital.
     
  6. brekneb

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    I guess it's true... The cops really can't protect you... Even when you're at their front doorstep.
     
  7. Standing Wolf

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    When seconds count, the police will be there as soon as they can get there. That might be soon enough.
     
  8. Seancass

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    thats kind of sickening when you think about it. for all you know she had a gun in her purse, but it didnt matter. she was in a police parking lot and it didnt matter.

    sad story. but probly much longer than whats covered in the article.
     
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