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Officer Down.

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    Officer Down.

    Today IMPD Officer Dewey Runnels was shot during a routine traffic stop on Indy's east side. Dewey was fired upon several times by the driver of the vehicle, even though he was struck in the leg Dewey still returned fire killing the suspect. He is in good condition and will be released from the hospital tomorrow. Officer Runnels is a fine example of what IMPD stands for and needs to be commended.

    "Chief Ciesielski visited the wounded officer in the hospital and said Runnels told him "this is what you pay me for." Runnels told Ciesielski that he's ready to get back on patrol."

    Officer shot, suspect killed on east side - 13 WTHR
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    When I was the defensive tactics training officer for my department, reviewed all incident reports that involved any degree of violence. One thing I told my officers was to eliminate the word "routine" from there reports and from their thinking. There is no such thing as routine patrol or a routine traffic stop. My handcuff case was previously owned by a New Mexico State Police officer who during a "routine" traffic stop to inform the driver that a tail light was out, was fatally shot. Unknown to the officer, the driver had just committed an armed robbery and thought that's why he was being stopped. Routine = awareness condition white. There is no place for that on patrol. I don't even go on "routine" walks with my wife and dog. I'm not paranoid, but I am aware of my surroundings and I check behind us frequently. The walks are still enjoyable and I'm not tense or anxious - just observant.
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    Life in not routine...glad this officer will be OK.
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    Wounded in-the-line-of-duty Officer, not very good but at least alive.

    Dead offender. Priceless.

    +1,000 Officer Runnels. Thank you for your service.
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    He should get an award for saving the state money (cost of trial).
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    Awesome job Officer Dewey Runnels, Rot In Demetrius
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    Happy it turned out as it should this time!
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