LEO shot and killed Johnson City NY

LEO shot and killed Johnson City NY

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    LEO shot and killed Johnson City NY

    Not far from me a LEO responded to a crazy man at a hospital call. A imaging tech was outside the hospital acting wierd and telling people there was a bomb in the hospital.
    When Officer Smith arrived he was immediately accosted by the tech who was able to take the officers gun and shoot him twice with it. The tech was dispatched by another responding officer
    New York officer shot, killed after crazed man snatches gun from holster: police* - NY Daily News

    Within hours of the news I already heard Anti's saying the NY SAFE Act didn't go far enough.. once information of who's weapon it was got it they finally shut up.

    So sad that events like these turn political before the bodies are even cold.

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    Damn.

    That's sad news.

    Thoughts are with the family......
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    A Johnson City, N.Y. police officer was shot and killed with his own weapon Monday morning.

    Officer David Smith responded to a reported disturbance around 7 a.m. at Southern Tier Imaging on Harrison Street in Binghamton when he was attacked by a suspect who took his duty weapon during a struggle before shooting him twice, according to The Press & Sun-Bulletin.

    The suspect, James Clark, opened fire on another officer, who shot him.

    Smith died at the scene, while Clark died during surgery, Police Chief Joseph Zikuski told the newspaper. The chief added that the officer didn't even have a chance to exit his vehicle.
    Video would make this one much easier to understand. RIP Officer Smith.

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    Thoughts and prayers go out to his family. It's truely sad when something like this happens.
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    At 7:03 a.m. Officer Dave Smith responded to a disturbance call at Southern Tier Imaging at 32 Harrison Street. Just three minutes later, at 7:06 am there was another call reporting shots had been fired.
    It would be interesting to know the details behind the initial disturbance call. This didn't start with Officer Smith.

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    Maybe the people from the "Wow" thread should read this one. Maybe they would understand a little more about what it takes to get to go home at night.
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    Horrible. I always think of this possibility when dealing with an over-zealous police officer, and give him/her whatever leeway they need.
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    Prayers for the family.

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    Praying for officer and those he has left behind......May the Lord our God comfort and keep those that grieve and be with the soul of this the honored fallen.
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    Where was the OC and the Taser when he first encountered the BG...............?

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    nevermind
    Last edited by firerat; April 2nd, 2014 at 01:48 PM. Reason: not needed

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    So sorry for his family.............but......he obviously let his guard down...IMO.

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    Prayers for his family.

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    This doesn't sound right to me. We are not taking about a holster like Barney Fife used to carry, where you could snatch the gun right out, or a holster with a single safety strap on it.

    The officer almost certainly had level 3 retention on his holster, (perhaps higher), and average folks don't know how to operate those releases. Certainly not when they are on another person.

    After some reflection on it, I have a feeling that we will find that the officer had released the retention on his weapon when approaching the crazy guy.
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