North Carolina State Trooper Shot and Killed at Traffic Stop

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    North Carolina State Trooper Shot and Killed at Traffic Stop

    Another officer has fallen in the line of duty:

    North Carolina State Trooper Shot and Killed at Traffic Stop
    Wednesday, June 18, 2008

    CANTON, N.C. A state Highway Patrol trooper was shot and killed Tuesday night during a traffic stop on Interstate 40 near here, authorities said.

    Lt. Everett Clendenin, public information officer for the patrol, said in a news release that the trooper had stopped a vehicle in the eastbound lanes of I-40 near exit 31 at around 10:20 p.m.

    Patrol First Sgt. S.D. Greene confirmed early Wednesday morning that Trooper David Shawn Blanton Jr., 24, was shot and died after he was taken to Mission Hospitals in Asheville. Greene said a passerby called to report that Blanton had been shot.

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    FOXNews.com - North Carolina State Trooper Shot and Killed at Traffic Stop - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News


    Apparently, the alleged perpetrator has been apprehended. The trooper was married and had a child.

    Rest in peace, Trooper Blanton. Prayers for his family and friends, and hopes for swift justice for the perpetrator.


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    Sorry to hear of the loss of this trooper's life, and for the pain his family must endure.

    May the scumbag who did this burn eternally...
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    Very sad.

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    I'm sorry to hear another LEO has been killed by somebody who probably should of been behind bars in the first place
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    The next time you hear someone raising #$%@ about a LEO disarming them during a traffic stop think about Officer Blanton. There are some bad cops but even they don't deserver to be killed. One of my technicians had to go to court Tuesday to testify as a witness on a CDV case. He said that he had to sit there most of the day and listen to CDV trials and it was an eye opening experience. One day of sitting in a court listening to case after case of stupidity will give you a new view on life as a LEO.

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    Prayers sent to the family of this fallen hero.
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