Ugly - Officer Down

Ugly - Officer Down

This is a discussion on Ugly - Officer Down within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; http://www.sctimes.com/article/20121...nclick_check=1 not really 2A related, but this happend in the town about 15 min west of me. He was ambushed coming out of his car ...

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    Ugly - Officer Down

    http://www.sctimes.com/article/20121...nclick_check=1

    not really 2A related, but this happend in the town about 15 min west of me. He was ambushed coming out of his car (is the prelimanary report).

    thoughts and prayers to his wife and 4 young children.

    RIP Officer Decker
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    Why does it most times seems that its the really really great cops that get taken like this.

    From article;
    “It’s a privilege for me to talk about Officer Tom Decker. He’s a hometown boy. He was a chief’s dream. Not only did I have no problems with him, but he was the type of officer who accumulated six letters of appreciation and commendations within his short six and a half years with us.”
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    Makes me wonder what firearm the perp used to penetrate the BP vest.
    Neighbor said they came to him asking about a sawed off shottie. Bizzare.

    Sad when they talked about his kids, and them saying all they want for Christmas is their daddy back.

    Cops getting ambushed is a fact of life that will never go away, just by virtue of how they respond.
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    Ugly - Officer Down

    Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and especially his children!

    Is it just me or is 1+1=3 here?


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    Prayers sent.

    The day things like "all I want for Christmas is my daddy back" don't bother me is the day I'll start worrying.
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    Rest in Peace Tom Decker.

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    Godspeed, officer.
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    Why didn't the scum bag just shoot himself if he was suicidal instead of killing the officer that was trying to help him? The other thing I don't understand is why he was only charged with second degree murder?

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    ^^ There's no telling why these suicidal people decide to take others out with them. Especially those who end their own life at the end instead of going out via suicide by cop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ep1953 View Post
    Why didn't the scum bag just shoot himself if he was suicidal instead of killing the officer that was trying to help him? The other thing I don't understand is why he was only charged with second degree murder?
    Basically it was not premeditated or First Degree. If the DA would try to go after 1st Degree and a juror didn't think it was premeditated, then he could get off scott free. Hopefully 2nd Degree carries a stiff penalty......

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    in case anyone is interested, the guy they had arrested was let go due to insufficient evidence.


    also, over 3,000 people attended the funeral, there were officers/deputy's/state patrol from as far as Montana and Ontario Canada.
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    .....insufficient evidence.
    ...?!?
    I hope they get the responsible punk-thug soonest!
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    I always hate learning of the death of a great cop, especially at the hands of a coward who couldn't just kill himself. Not that I am a fan of suicide either, but why take someone else with you, especially a great servant of the people? Decker's family is in my thoughts and prayers. We have lost one of the truly good guys.

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