This is a discussion on Sheriff's deputy shot, killed in western Ohio within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by Guantes RIP sister. A husband without a wife and children without a mother, what a horrible way to start a new year. ...
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The vast majority of people would not be a police officer for a million bucks. Cops do it for a lot less. RIP with God deputy. We know where the killer is right now and he will continue to pay for his act for the rest of eternity.
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Eternal rest and peace sister, God bless and comfort your family during this tragedy...
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Still not much information or possible motive, but apparently this maggot had history with the Sheriff's Office.
Dead suspect in Ohio trailer park shootout is ID’dJanuary 02, 2011 @ 09:38 PM
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities on Sunday identified a man suspected of killing a sheriff’s deputy and injuring a police officer in a gunbattle at a trailer park.
The Clark County sheriff’s office provided few details about shooting suspect Michael Ferryman, who also was killed during the New Year’s Day standoff in the Enon Beach mobile-home park, in western Ohio.
Ferryman, 57, lived in the trailer where the gunfire broke out with police, Chief Deputy David Rapp said.
The standoff started after Deputy Suzanne Hopper was called to the trailer park to investigate a report of gunshots, authorities say. Hopper, who was married last year and had two children, was shot dead as she tried to photograph a footprint at the park, about 50 miles west of Columbus.
Sheriff Gene Kelly told reporters at a Sunday news conference that Hopper and the officer who accompanied her to the trailer park believed the shooter was no longer in the area when they began their investigation. Then, Kelly said, Ferryman’s trailer door opened near Hopper.
“One shotgun blast was fired at a very close proximity, striking the deputy, and it was a fatal wound,” he said.
Kelly has said responding police officers tried to talk to Ferryman — who had “a history” with the sheriff’s office — when he fired on them from inside the trailer. A German Township officer was wounded in the ensuing gunbattle, in which “many, many, many” shots were fired by the suspect and eight officers, Kelly said.
The wounded officer, Jeremy Blum, was listed in fair condition Sunday at a Dayton hospital.
Authorities had yet to determine whether police gunfire killed Ferryman or he killed himself. Agents from the state crime lab are helping with the investigation into Hopper and Ferryman’s deaths and are looking into Ferryman’s background, Kelly said.
Eight sheriff’s deputies have been placed on administrative leave pending the investigation, Kelly told reporters. That’s common procedure when deputies or police officers are involved in shootings.
No telephone listing for someone with Ferryman’s name and date of birth could be found Sunday.
A girl who lives in the trailer park said she knew Ferryman and he had a temper.
“He was a quiet person, but if you made him mad — he wasn’t very pleasant,” 15-year-old Chelsea Bagley said Saturday.
Her mother’s boyfriend, John Burkhardt, said police spent several minutes over a loud speaker asking Ferryman to come out of his trailer and surrender. He said police gave Ferryman “25 chances to walk out of there” but he refused and then “all hell broke loose.”
On Sunday, various law enforcement officials provided Hopper’s body with a six-vehicle escort as it made its way from the coroner’s office in Dayton to a funeral home in Springfield, Rapp said.
Hopper, 40, started with the county in 1999. She was known for her dedication to the job and adherence to keeping herself safe, Kelly said. The former officer of the year was wearing a protective vest Saturday, but it didn’t shield her from the gunfire that killed her, Kelly said.
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I saw a short video of this on the news this morning. I couldn't really tell, but it looked like the BG died in a literal hail of gunfire. I'd say at least a hundred shots were fired at his trailer.
Prayers for all involved, especially for the late deputy's family. Terrible ordeal...
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Very sad... RIP Deputy Suzanne Hopper.
Another reason for citizens to be armed. If someone doesn't have respect for a LEO, then what makes you think they will respect an unarmed citizen.
My thoughts and prayers go out for this fallen sister, her family and department. I hope she finds peace. I hope her family can recover from this tragedy.
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I'm headin to the funeral Friday. Been to a lot in recent times it seems.
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Your comment brings back unpleasant memories. It seemed like a lot then too.
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I am saddened with the news of the death of this woman. My heartfelt and sorrowful prayers will be offered to her family tonight and prayers for her soul. And prayers for the recovery of the other wounded deputy and for all their co-workers.
I've been to too many line of duty death funerals in my career for all the pubic safety services. All of them people I knew personally. It's a very sad thing to do.
I feel for you SIXTO. Prayers for you too buddy.
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My friend is working the case on the forensic end of the firearm work. Truly a tragedy. I saw a few of these such cases working as a Medical Examiner investigator, so sad.
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