FedEx driver shoots, kills man who shot him during robbery attempt, police say

FedEx driver shoots, kills man who shot him during robbery attempt, police say

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    FedEx driver shoots, kills man who shot him during robbery attempt, police say

    PHILADELPHIA - A man who attempted to rob a FedEx vehicle was shot and killed Tuesday night by the vehicle’s driver, who was also hit by gunfire but is recovering

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    After the UPS fiasco in FL, I am glad to see this man was able to defend himself.
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    He'll be fired from FedEx, though, even though the company was started by, and still headed by, a Marine officer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmf552 View Post
    He'll be fired from FedEx, though, even though the company was started by, and still headed by, a Marine officer.
    Maybe so but he is still alive. And even better, the POS that tried to rob him was DRT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ep1953 View Post
    Maybe so but he is still alive. And even better, the POS that tried to rob him was DRT.
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    Last time I checked, FedEx had not released information on their policy regarding armed drivers. Here's to hoping they have a sensible policy that allows those with ccdw licenses to carry on the clock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry9008 View Post
    Last time I checked, FedEx had not released information on their policy regarding armed drivers. Here's to hoping they have a sensible policy that allows those with ccdw licenses to carry on the clock.
    Several previous stories of such incidents imply the drivers were no longer with FedEx but could not confirm with FedEx.
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    Sensible corporate gun policy: No drawing your weapon unless threatened. Train often with a qualified instructor. Make sure you can hit the attacker and not hit bystanders. It may be nice, but carrying a Judge and similar shotgun pistols is frowned upon.

    One of my biker brothers, who just got patched, was recently informed of active shooter training at work. His response: "So we're going to the gun range?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry9008 View Post
    Last time I checked, FedEx had not released information on their policy regarding armed drivers. Here's to hoping they have a sensible policy that allows those with ccdw licenses to carry on the clock.
    In 2015, FedEx fired a guy for having a gun legally in the glove compartment of his personal car (he had a carry permit) while he was on company time. He gave another employee a lift in his car to a meeting and she asked if she could leave her keys in his glove box. He said sure, but warned her there was a legal gun in there. She ratted him out and he got fired. He sued FedEx and lost. Their policy is not only no guns at work, but no guns in your personal car on their premises or on company business.

    So the guy in this story will get fired. And yes, it is better to be alive, but it is not a choice anyone should have to make.
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    law in Alabama is they can't prevent you from leaving your gun in the car while at work. Company is not liable in any way for your actions with it. He would have won his suit here.
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    I once worked with a couple of guys in California who were fired for having unloaded shotguns inside the locked camper shells of their pickups. They were going dove hunting after work. It was at a power plant in an isolated location and it wasn't convenient to drive back home for the guns - so they brought them along locked in their trucks. These guys had moxy - although unemployed, they still carried on with the dove hunting excursion - just started a little earlier than planned!
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    So now I have to check my packages for bullet holes as well as drop damage?
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    Besides being alive, this poor guy is lucky in another way. Right in Philly, there are 3 or 4 bridges that go straight to New Jersey. Two minutes on a bridge and that man would be in jail for saving his own life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmf552 View Post
    In 2015, FedEx fired a guy for having a gun legally in the glove compartment of his personal car (he had a carry permit) while he was on company time.

    Here in KY, your employer cannot prohibit you from having a weapon in your car even if it is on company property.

    He gave another employee a lift in his car to a meeting and she asked if she could leave her keys in his glove box. He said sure, but warned her there was a legal gun in there. She ratted him out and he got fired. He sued FedEx and lost. Their policy is not only no guns at work, but no guns in your personal car on their premises or on company business.

    So the guy in this story will get fired. And yes, it is better to be alive, but it is not a choice anyone should have to make.
    You are probably right, and yes, he will probably be dismissed. Nothing like adding insult to injury (literally).

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