Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Uptick in Line of Duty Deaths

  • A spate of shooting attacks on law enforcement officers has authorities concerned about a war on cops.

    In just 24 hours, at least 11 officers were shot. The shootings included Sunday attacks at traffic stops in Indiana and Oregon, a Detroit police station shooting that wounded four officers, and a shootout at a Port Orchard, Wash., Wal-Mart that injured two deputies. On Monday morning, two officers were shot dead and a U.S. Marshal was wounded by a gunman in St. Petersburg, Fla.

    On Thursday, two Miami-Dade, Fla., detectives were killed by a murder suspect they were trying to arrest.

The total for January deaths has already matched last year's and there's still a week to go.

Please be careful, be aware, be safe.

UPDATE: Don't bother reading the comments in the linked story. You'll give yourselves ulcers.

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57 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, you aren't kidding. The article was decent; the comments were appalling. Apparently, there are large segments of this country who feel that we have brought this surge in carnage against us upon ourselves.
And it doesn't appear as though the haters in the comment section are all left wingers either; you can see from the comments that there is a lot of hate coming down on us from the right as well. Disturbing.

1/25/2011 01:19:00 AM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

While J-Fled the COWARD may disagree, have your weapon drawn at your side on almost all street stops. Smile and be respectful but be prepared in a nanosecond to hit for center mass, if not a headshot.

1/25/2011 01:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Retired C.P.D said...

" Thy kingdom come, thy will be done "...but why so many, so fast? Why Father, why? I don't understand.

1/25/2011 01:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

officers are always being killed, it has just been a bad week and the media picked up on it----

1/25/2011 03:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

UPDATE: Don't bother reading the comments in the linked story. You'll give yourselves ulcers.
*****************************

A lot of dumbasses out there. If we stop protecting you, who the fuck will? Do any of you brilliant minds out there realize that we actually do help some people? I thought not. If you call 911, you have a problem that needs solving, we come and help solve the problem. It's not our fault your envisioned solution is not what we can legally do in many instances.

1/25/2011 06:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But that professor said that us getting killed wasn't a trend.

1/25/2011 06:42:00 AM  
Anonymous bobbo said...

Perhaps the desk crews should wear vests too?

1/25/2011 07:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The constant denigration at the hands of the Media gets my vote for "Who is to blame?".

1/25/2011 08:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

officers are always being killed, it has just been a bad week and the media picked up on it----

1/25/2011 03:13
That statement is as stupid as "routine traffic stop"!

1/25/2011 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And FLOP Says what???> Zero Vote the bums out especially the 40K bag man finiancial crimes guy WTF is that

1/25/2011 08:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

... and once again the Chicago Police Department will be well represented in Washington DC during "Police Week" to 'Honor Our Fallen." (May 13-15)
We attend to show our support for ALL the 60+ law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty in 2010. (25% increase from '09)
When the families of Sgt. Haymaker, Officers Wortham, Soderberg, Bailey and Flisk walk in like company in front of our nations Capitol on 15 May 2011, they will witness row upon row of Chicago Police Officers in attendance; proof positive of our commitment to them to, 'Never Let Them Walk Alone.'
Please consider attending the National Memorial to honor our departed members.
If time, funds or family obligations preclude your attendance, please keep them in your hearts, thoughts and prayers.

All Gave Some Because Some Gave All

1/25/2011 08:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It probably does not seem like it, but it probably is just a more or less random uptick.

It's just more noticeable than the corresponding times when there are no deaths at all.

1/25/2011 09:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

But that professor said that us getting killed wasn't a trend.

1/25/2011 06:42:00 AM


Maybe 14 professors killed in the line of their jobs might be a trend.

1/25/2011 10:09:00 AM  
Anonymous HATER said...

WE FORGET SOMETIMES THAT WE ARE THE ONLY PART OF THE GOVERNMENT THAT PEOPLE HAVE CONTACT WITH.

PARKING METERS
IMPOUNDING CARS
TAKING PEOPLES KIDS AWAY
LOCKING UP ABUSIVE DADDIES
AND OF COURSE WRITING MOVERS.

THEN U HAVE DALEY AND CREW TELLING EVERYONE WE ARE STEALING PENSION AND BURGE ON THE TUBE EVERYDAY.

SO 4 ALL MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS DONT WORRY ABOUT THE PUBLIC. THEY ONLY CALL U A HERO WHEN THEY HANG UR STAR IN THE LOBBY OF HQ.

TAKE CARE OF UR PARTNER AND UR FAMILY.
AND STAY INFORMED BECAUSE NOBODY GONNA SPOON FEED U ANYTHING IN THIS SOCIETY.

P.S.

HAVE THE WEAPON READY!
I HAVE SEEN MANY OFFICERS WHO THINK THAT IF THEY POINT A GUN AT AN OFFENDER THEY WILL BE BREAKING SOME KIND OF RULE.
TASERS,ASP,AND PEPPER SPRAY ARE OK
BUT DO U WANT TO BE THE GUY ON THE NEWS WHO EVERYONE SAYS HE WAS A GOOD GUY?

1/25/2011 10:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don’t get the impression that all of us citizens have devolved into rabid cop-haters. Many of us have an enormous amount of respect, pride, and concern for the CPD officers who look out for us day and night. Many of us volunteer in law enforcement with our time, money and resources through the CAPS program. Yeah, I know a lot of you despise the CAPS program but it seems to work pretty well for us in 024 – despite the staff and budget cuts. And there are even some of us who wouldn’t think twice about assisting an officer in trouble without regard to our personal safety.

That said there does seem to be an increased lack of respect for authority these days so please be careful out there.

1/25/2011 11:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stay heavily armed, on and off-duty. No 5 shot snubs anymore. Active, retired, and family members are in more danger than ever. Technology makes it easy to find us, and nobody in the political arena is doing anything about it. Why do hoodlums and Mobsters get Federal Witness Protection, new Fake Identities, etc; but no Politicians attempt to pass any laws to protect US from being easily found thru the many sources out there, as Law Enforcement Officers ? What has any Democrat, or Republican Politician, ever done about this ? Nothing that I know of.

1/25/2011 12:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SUPREME IMAM-JACKASS COMMIE IN CHIEF OSAMABAMA SAYS:

Don't worry Officers, in my new Socialist Utopia you will have my Brown shirts, er, ah, I mean, my new worldwide Federal Security Forces to protect you all, and also to keep an eye on you, for your own good. You won't need your guns anymore, we will have them to protect you with.

1/25/2011 12:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Only Mama Knows said...

Just thinking out loud but maybe all this is happening because there is an overall relaxation of policing. There seems to be an aversion to PROFESSIONAL POLICE CONDUCT in favor of a relaxed, friendly, feelgood version that, unfortunately, is getting officers killed.
There is nothing wrong with order and serious behavior. The police should be an entity that the citizenry should respect, depend on and fear. I am sorry to hear that the current officers need to be reminded to have a weapon out at every traffic stop, that used to be SOP. What is happening?
I don't want to blame victims, especially my police family, but we need to become THE MAN again.
Screw that asswipes who will always hate us. They are of little consequence in the grand scheme of things.

1/25/2011 12:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT --

Supreme Court: Emanuel stays on ballot while his case is considered

By ABDON M. PALLASCH Political Reporter / apallasch@suntimes.com

Jan 25, 2011 12:26PM

The Illinois Supreme Court has ordered the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners to put Rahm Emanuel’s name back on the mayoral ballot.

The court has not decided whether to hear Emanuel’s appeal of Monday’s Illinois Appellate Court ruling that tossed him out of the race to replace Mayor Daley. But the Supreme Court granted Emanuel’s motion for a stay of the ruling.

“The appellate court decision is stayed,’’ the Supreme Court’s order reads. “The Board of Elections is directed that if any ballots are printed while this Court is considering this case, the ballots should include the name of petitioner Rahm Emanuel as a candidate for Mayor of the City of Chicago.’’

http://www.suntimes.com/news/
metro/3483600-418/court-
emanuel-ballot-
appellate-illinois
.html

1/25/2011 01:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Disturbing.

1/25/2011 01:19:00 AM



law enforcement officers are the front line troops who enforce the laws made by the legislative branch of politicians, indirectly enforce the policies created by the executive branch of politicians, which are eventually interpreted by the judicial branch of politicians.

the politicians are whom the majority of the public despises.

it's the public, in their ever increasing capacity for being ignorant, lazy, in mind, body and spirit, and selfishly complacent, who have allowed themselves to be ass fucked, by, you guessed it, the politicians.


were we to, as a whole, enforce only those laws whose essential natures are natural to our sense of justice, ie., do not murder, do not attempt to murder, do not steal, do not attempt to steal, do not lie, deceive, bear false witness, etc., and were we, as a whole, to choose to not enforce those laws whose essential functions are not natural to our sense of justice, we would no longer be the instruments of the enforcement of laws made by politicians, for the benefit of politicians, and not, in any authentic way, for the benefit of the public. we would, in due course of time, no longer be seen as front line representatives of the politicians' laws, policies and adjudications.


there would still be those 'citizens' whose chosen behaviors would fall within the purvey of being naturally criminal, but they would be far fewer in number, and their numbers would consistently decrease, as the honest citizens begin to cull the herd.


the politicians pander to the cancerous cells within the body politic, as these cancerous cells are kindred in spirit to the politicians.


freedom, as enumerated within our U.S. Constitution, cannot survive the enforcement of unnatural laws, the imposition of unnatural policies, nor the adjudication supporting those laws and policies which are contrary to the better natures of human beings.


are we human beings, or are we insects?

"we decide which is right
And which is an illusion"

1/25/2011 01:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you call 911, you have a problem that needs solving, we come and help solve the problem. It's not our fault your envisioned solution is not what we can legally do in many instances.

1/25/2011 06:23:00 AM



i never call for help.

i never need help.

i always solve the problem, though, some say, 'not as they had envisioned'.



Chalkie

1/25/2011 01:10:00 PM  
Blogger David Snethen said...

I blame c.a.p.s.

1/25/2011 01:33:00 PM  
Anonymous John Bunzey said...

Officers, unfortunately you are seeing what I believe are the results of the media denigrating cops for years. Not all of us civilians believe this crap. Some of us are can actually think for ourselves. I believe that most Americans are smarter then this as well. (I pray so). By all means be prepared. I for one when you approach my vehicle you will find my hands on the wheel with window down and inside light on awaiting instructions. Stay safe out there.

1/25/2011 01:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT--

WBBM radio reporting that Illinois Supreme Court will hear the Emanuel case. They wll be reviewing existing briefs, and will not be hearing new arguments.

No word on whether Justice Ann Burke will participate -- she is the wife of Alderman Ed Burke (typical American family here) who endorsed Emanuel's opponent Gery Chico.

1/25/2011 02:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dont ever let anyone hurt you... Always stay alert and carry your weapon off duty as well. You bought it, carry it. Always carry a backup weapon on your person weather it is in an ankle holster or on your belt...carry one. Dont ever let the shitheads touch you...knock them down, push them back whatever... YOU are in control,.NOT them. Call for another car... Dont be a superhero... When your dead... Your dead for a long time ie: forever. Carry a taser at work... I am a huge advocate of this tool... Works very well mentally and physically... Dont be afraid to use these tools... Anything you can hit or pepper spray someone for... You can use a taser for. Officers please stay safe... Know who is around you, watching you from a window, gangway, porch etc... Dont stand with your hands in your pockets on traffic stops or street stops... Dont ever be complacent... Expect the unexpected! dont be a hero... Be safe, go home to your families every night. God bless all of us. Sgt Gogo.

1/25/2011 02:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe it was COL. Jeff Cooper (U.S
M.C.,Ret'd) who wrote, " be polite, be professional, but be prepared to kill everyone you encounter if need be " If he is not the author, what is important are the words & mindset, more than who wrote it.
Rough words, I know, but ours is a rough job in an even rougher world.
Stay safe & take care.

1/25/2011 03:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wgntv.com/news/nationworld/sns-ap-us-police-station-security,0,6152898.story

WGN
Precinct rampage tests 'community policing' strategy; some big departments rethink security
JEFF KAROUB

Associated Press

3:56 PM CST, January 25, 2011

Advertisement

DETROIT (AP) — Some big-city police departments and police unions around the country are taking another look at their security measures in the wake of a gunman's rampage inside an easily accessible Detroit police station.

They are grappling with how to serve the public while protecting officers' lives since Sunday's brazen attack that left four cops wounded and the gunman dead.

At least one criminal justice expert warns that the bloodshed could lead police departments to roll back community policing, which has been widely credited with contributing to the big drop-off in violent crime in many U.S. cities over the past two decades.

Another expert says the attack and others like it underscore the limits of community policing and represent "an epidemic of a lack of respect" for law enforcement.

This article is evidence for the stupidity of people like Trahanas and the other imbeciles making policy for this department. The epidemic of a lack of respect for law enforcement has become most acute in Chicago, Cook County IL because the leaders/politicians would rather placate offenders than bring law and order to the state. We are living in dark times when the good guys(the police) are treated like the bad guys, and the offenders(the savages) are treated like the good guys. Stay alert and stay safe.

1/25/2011 04:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, you aren't kidding. The article was decent; the comments were appalling. Apparently, there are large segments of this country who feel that we have brought this surge in carnage against us upon ourselves.


Oh well

1/25/2011 04:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless.

1/25/2011 04:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT-Chico today said he will lift residency if elected Mayor....Time to sell now and live in apartment until its officially lifted, because home values are going to drop quick.

1/25/2011 04:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Uptown Update has a piece about a street dedicated to Officer Richard Francis.

1/25/2011 05:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 1/25/2011 01:06:00 PM

Breathe deep the gathering gloom

1/25/2011 06:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

officers are always being killed, it has just been a bad week and the media picked up on it----

1/25/2011 03:13:00 AM

--
Well, thank you for that. I feel so much better now, for having read that pithy comment.

So, it would normally be unimportant, except that the media 'picked up on it'?? You are an ASS.

1/25/2011 07:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fucking pussy Teamsters caved and endorsed Rahm Emanuel. Fuck the Teamsters.

1/25/2011 08:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT

Rep. Cantor says no bail out for states.

http://hotair.com/archives/2011/01/25/cantor-to-states-dont-expect-a-bailout/

1/25/2011 08:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If u can provide a you tube video link of offenders mother who stated "my son is not an evil man" killing of two detectives in miami. Its on you tube. Unbelievable.

1/25/2011 08:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rough words, I know, but ours is a rough job in an even rougher world.
Stay safe & take care.

1/25/2011 03:43:00 PM



not rough at all.


actually, music to my ears.


i live by these words, as others die ignoring them.



Chalkie

1/25/2011 08:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time to sell now and live in apartment until its officially lifted, because home values are going to drop quick.

1/25/2011 04:58:00 PM



this message has been brought to you by your local real estate agents.

1/25/2011 08:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know this is horribly off topic, but Aggravated batteries are up in January compared to the last 4 years. As of January 24th I see 94 Aggravated Batteries. Homicides are slightly down at 18.

1/25/2011 09:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: our Illinois pensions are so fucked up that even the Feds have become interested. Reference this link www.nytimes.com/2011/01/26/business/26pension.html?hp

1/25/2011 09:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All I have to say is S.M.A.R.T. Class for the entire police department. One day hopefully you will understand, RMCA & TUBA! Everyone be safe!

1/25/2011 09:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' 'Chuck him out, the brute!'
But it's 'Saviour of 'is country' when the guns begin to shoot;
An' it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' anything you please;
An' Tommy ain't a bloomin' fool - you bet that Tommy sees!

1/25/2011 10:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got two cop sons. They make light of their jobs and the risks, but I am old enough to know better; I think they do so to make me worry less about what they do. I hope every copper never hesitates to use the degree of force necessary for self-protection, even if it is deadly force. I pray every time I hear of a P.O., firefighter or paramedic being hurt or even worse shot. Lots of shitheads out there; self-preservation should be the word at every roll call. God Bless all coppers, firefighters & paramedics. That's all this old guy has to say. Be safe please.

1/25/2011 10:53:00 PM  
Blogger leomemorial said...

Hydra Lacy Jr. Check out his very lengthy criminal record that started at a very early age and his path in/out through the prison system. Now we have 2 FL officers and K9 dead.

Back each other up here all the time. Times are tough and people are getting very violent. I even have cell video of a seemingly normal looking little elderly lady on the blue line who suddenly just lost it.

be safe

1/25/2011 11:02:00 PM  
Anonymous marquette DINOSAUR said...

I walked up to people and approached motorists on traffic stops with my snub in my duty cap. Humbley and politely quizzing them and ready to pop them thru my hat is things got bad.

1/25/2011 11:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:59am:

I second your thoughts! You summarized, by the way, much better than I could have, my thoughts about the CPD and police in general.

If you are an honest, hardworking person, you have nothing to fear. As my mother always taught me, be respectful and honest and you'll be okay!

1/25/2011 11:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We fight a war that cannot be won, but we must win every battle along the way

1/26/2011 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
We fight a war that cannot be won, but we must win every battle along the way

1/26/2011 12:10:00 AM

Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition

1/26/2011 06:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The IMPD officer shot 2 times in the face over the weekend by a parolee, will be taken off life support today. His father is a retired Lt with the Indianapolis PD and his mother is a Sgt on the job currently there now. May God have mercy on this officer and his family.

1/26/2011 08:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our job is not easy. Our lives are not worth less than others. Our efforts count. Our steadfast commitment to our profession is commendable. The Lord up above is taking notes. When all is said and done, we've got a VIP pass to Heaven. Fuck everything else!

1/26/2011 08:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, I did read the linked comments-SICKENING. But keep this in mind- most of those commenters use any cop story to beat up on you guys because they probably got cited for speeding, running a red light, or whatever.They wouldn't mouth off to you to your face, but they are real badasses with a keyboard.

I am not a cop, but I almost joined the Lake County Sheriff many years ago. It was the PD or construction and construction won out, I guess. Please be careful out there. Those of us who "get it" will understand if you come on a little strong at a traffic stop. I would too if I were in your shoes. Stay safe.

A citizen

1/26/2011 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just lost another PO shot over the weekend in Indy.... Family pulled the plug.
RIP Officers.

Stay safe, and Back Each Other Up.

1/26/2011 10:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's better to be tried by 12 than carried by 6.

1/26/2011 03:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my brother is a cop. my friends are cops, cpd and elsewhere. PLEASE do whatever you have to do to make it home after your shift. Godspeed to those who have gone before us. God bless those on the streets.

1/26/2011 06:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The IMPD officer shot 2 times in the face over the weekend by a parolee, will be taken off life support today. His father is a retired Lt with the Indianapolis PD and his mother is a Sgt on the job currently there now. May God have mercy on this officer and his family.

Another IMPD brother died of a self inflicted gun shot on Monday night. Pray for all our brothers and sisters down there.

1/26/2011 06:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think we all need to take a breath and step back for a minute.

I don't like the negative comments, either, but the fact so many people from diverse backgrounds are making them *is* cause for concern, especially as there is no justification for attacking officers who are doing their jobs.

The reason I said take a breath is that after almost 40 years in law enforcement I have seen a shift in the attitude of many young officers and their supervisors. We've gone from being peace officers to law enforcement officers and there is an "us vs. them" mentality that does not serve us well.

This does NOT mean taking stupid risks or kissing the ass of dirtbags and that is what pisses me off. We have a lot of youngsters who seem to kiss the ass of dirtbags and stick it to otherwise good citizens. Yes, PR is a part of this job and if you don't agree, then get a new one. Yes, dirtbag ass needs more kicking but we do need the support of Mr. and Mrs. John Q. We just seem to have too many hair gels who are anti-people.

That said, no excuse for the attacks on officers. There *is* the lack of fear and I think weanie judges and lawyers are partly to blame.

Talked to an Iowa cop at a Bulls game whose nearest backup on a good day is ten minutes away so almost everything is a one-man stop. He said a shithead on a traffic stop once told him to get fucked and drove away. Next day the judge zapped the asshole for 90 days. Another mope took a swing at him in a bar fight and got a year. Yes, it's a different place but what if there were judges and prosecutors here who had balls?

We need to fix this system and make the asswipes fear us and let the good citizens know we are on their side. And judges and prosecutors who kiss the ass of cop beaters need to feel the heat. Who has the balls to stand up?

Sorry for the rant. I'm pissed.

1/26/2011 11:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.freep.com/article/20110128/NEWS01/110128009/Watch-video-released-by-Detroit-police-showing-police-station-gun-battle?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

video from the Detroit Police Shooting

1/28/2011 06:20:00 PM  

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