Friendly Fire Kills L.I. Cop

Friendly Fire Kills L.I. Cop

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    Friendly Fire Kills L.I. Cop

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    Pretty senseless death,he should have been wearing a Cop vest,and if he was and still got shot,the shooter needs to be charged with manslaughter
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    Sad! Prayers for both officers involved and their families. At least the satanist got sent home.
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    A horrible tragedy . But that cannot be everithing; something must be missing.
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    What I'm hearing locally (I'm about 10 miles from where this occurred) is the oppose scenario, the plain clothes officer was on the scene and it was the MTA officer that showed up, saw a man with a gun, identified him as the threat and took the shot. In either case it's tragic and I cannot begin to imagine the horror the surviving officer and members of both families are facing right now. Just terrible.

    Word just out from the NCPD commissioner that the officer that was shot arrived on the scene 8 ~ 12 minutes after the perp was shot so it appears the article in the OP was accurate regarding who arrived first on the scene.
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    He was in an unmarked car, wearing plain clothes and approached the property with a rifle at his side, authorities said.
    Not realizing Breitkopf was a cop, Gentile shot him.
    So , it didn't occur to him as officer's are arriving and someone is approaching with a rifle , he may be one as well. This is what concerns me in so many arenas it's crazy. An officer out here stated, I will shoot anyone I see with a gun ... period. He's now not with the force, but.... he was that "jumpy" and "nervous" about it.

    Obviously .... he did not ask him to drop his weapon, etc. before he shot him.... which is pure stupidity , since he gave him no opportunity to ID himself and what seems obviously that he was not being threatened by him before he hauled off an shot him.

    Stupidity cost someone their life, off the force and manslaughter charges at a minimum.
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    Why was MTA police responding to that call anyways. Radio runs off MTA properties should be handled by the appropriate dept. Since the MTA guys have a GAOE in NY and Ct they are fully taking advantage of it. I bet you now that this happened MTA is gonna get slapped and told to heel.
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    UPDATED: 3/18/2011 How needless was this death.


    NY blue-on-blue came after retired cop yelled 'Gun!'
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old School View Post
    UPDATED: 3/18/2011 How needless was this death.


    NY blue-on-blue came after retired cop yelled 'Gun!'
    So he had his rifle shouldered with a sling obviously no threat,a retired cop yells gun, idiot 1 tries to wrestle it away while idiot 2 shoots,I'm pretty sure if the Officer would have been challenged at gun point he would have raised his hands,but very possibly feeling a gun grab from behind without any warning he tried to retain his weapon and was shot for it.It ain't even safe being a cop and I would be extremely leery about having a carry permit and have this same kind of idiot that shoots first and asks questions later
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    This , from one of the posters, sounds very plausible::

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    What I think happened: It's very possible that Breitkopf is well known throughout the Nassau Police Department. He's been on the force 12 years. So he probably got out his car, didnt identify himself because he felt he didnt need to. And an MTA cop mistook him for a criminal. Where as if there was no MTA cops on the scene, the Nassau Cops on seen would've recognized him as "Jeff" from the Department. It's really one of those instances that you can say was caused by Fate. What's the odds?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Old School View Post
    UPDATED: 3/18/2011 How needless was this death.


    NY blue-on-blue came after retired cop yelled 'Gun!'



    This ,from a side article from this webpage above,



    Retiree who yelled 'Gun' has 'annoying habit' of visiting crime scenesBy Selim Algar
    New York Post

    NEW YORK — The ex-cop who yelled "gun" before a Long Island police officer was killed in a "friendly fire" shooting is a retired NYPD veteran who has an annoying habit of listening to scanners and racing to locations where police are called, sources said yesterday.

    John Carafella, 58 - a former Emergency Service Unit sergeant out of East New York - has spent his three-year retirement nosing around crime scenes and offering unwanted help, the sources said.



    Sounds as though John gots a lotta' 'Splainin' to do.
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