Well I thought a judgement might be premature without more facts than were presented in the original post. I expect and, of course hope that the trooper comes out alright on this one. If you are "inflamed", as you suggest, by my statement, I'd say you are a bit too exciteable Retiredswine. Personally I try to avoid reacting in knee jerk fashion without a full examination of all facts.
Why is that sir,..... I'm truly curious. There's a multiple reasons why a lawman must shoot an unarmed man, which in and of itself is a misnomer. Everytime a lawman arrives on the scene of anything, it is an armed encounter. I see your point but it is statements such as these that inflame situations that shouldn't be elevated to begin with.