Monday, June 22, 2015

Safety Safety Safety

  • A handcuffed prisoner in a moving police cruiser managed to grab a gun, fatally shoot the officer at the wheel and escape from the vehicle, which careened into a utility pole at a busy intersection, police said Saturday.

    Officer Daryle Holloway, 45, died at a hospital, police chief Michael Harrison said. Meanwhile, an intense manhunt was on for Travis Boys, 33, the suspect who had been arrested on an aggravated assault charge and was being taken to jail when he escaped.

    The New Orleans Crimestoppers organization announced a $10,000 reward for information leading to Boys' arrest.
The killer has since been re-arrested. Alive. Transporting 99 is not very safe to begin with, but this is ridiculous:
  • Boys got to the front seat through an opening in the cage that separates front and back seats and shot Holloway, Harrison said.
" opening..."? There shouldn't be "an opening" anywhere in the cage. Cop in front, animal in the cage. That's just common sense. Let's get on that right away NOPD.

RIP Officer Holloway.

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Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

Sad story.

6/22/2015 06:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cage car?

6/22/2015 08:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just remember an officers stress level is going down during the processing and transport. The arrest is done and it is a matter of finishing up and maybe rushing to go home. Not the time to relax or let your guard down. The arrestee's stress level on the other hand is going up. Maybe he is worried about catching a warrant, maybe he has worries about going away for a while, maybe he had a bad time in jail. Just remember the dynamics of what is going on.

6/22/2015 08:56:00 AM  
Blogger jaye ellis said...

This terrible killing of a police officer seems to be very similar to what happened in the Ferguson MO incident. The suspect tried to grab the police officer's gun and kill the police officer.

Here, the criminal did get control of the police officer's gun and the police officer is dead.

It was very close to happening in Ferguson MO

6/22/2015 09:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Law enforcement. On the cheap...cost his life

6/22/2015 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CPD use the same model vehicle. Do we have a similar cage as used in NOPD?

RIP Officer.

6/22/2015 11:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reminds me of an incident long ago when I was working as an ISP supervisor and pulled into the Markham courthouse parking lot while waiting for a trooper who was transporting a prisoner to a bond hearing. The trooper pulls into the parking lot and I can see the prisoner waving his arms while talking to the trooper, sitting in the front seat. No one was hurt in this case but you can't be too careful. Needless to say, ass was thoroughly chewed that day and the trooper was written up for violating policy on prisoner transport. Always thoroughly search your prisoners before transport, and secure them properly, whether it's in a cage car or transporting in the front seat, which was our standard practice back in the day before cages were installed in ISP squad cars. Stay safe.

Retired ISP

6/22/2015 11:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember a couple of years ago a veteran copper from 018 and his partner had a stinky piss bum in the back seat? This cop put in many years in the old fightin' 014, he was no dummy. And yet, mr shitinthepants pulled out a gun while handcuffed behind himself and started shooting. Both coppers rolled out of the moving squad car and unloaded through the side windows into the back seat. It was soon mr Dead shitinthepants. Still hands cuffed behind him.

He had the usual three pairs of pants, long underwear etc. They missed a gun and were lucky enough to live through it.

019 took a prisoner into the lockup and pulled a gun off him. Loaded 9mm It happens. Old timers say: Search, Search, Search. You can never search too thoroughly. Coppers in 010, two shot, one dead. Asshole in back seat pulls out a gun from under the seat that he put there previously.

Be careful. They will kill you in a flash and laugh about it.

6/22/2015 12:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest in Peace our 'brother' officer...Rest in Peace.

Nice work by another P.O. who later observed the offender attempting to board a bus and took him into custody.

Although retired, I still pray for all our fellow first-responders and ask the good Lord to keep you safe.

6/22/2015 02:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been in law enforcement for 30 years and this is the worst time I can recall to be a police officer.
You've got lots of animals and thugs that would love to hurt or kill you and you've got your average Joe and politicians who love to criticize you and would like to see you fired and in jail.
What a twisted world we live in.

6/22/2015 06:39:00 PM  
Blogger Anonymous said...

News reports state that the PO's gun was still holstered. Either the offender had a weapon that was overlooked during the search or perhaps the PO had a 2nd weapon on his person or equipment bag. Or perhaps the offender re-holstered the weapon after using it. Was the officer's gun still fully loaded? Plenty of questions & we may never know the answers.

6/22/2015 07:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perfect. Cop in front and animal in cage. You just cannot restrain them enough. If you think the answer is two man transport, I always think of the case in I think late 90's where two Tampa detectives were transporting a pile to police headquarters. He got one of the guns and killed them both. Then a FHP trooper before standoff in gas station with a clerk hostage. There was no way to make that asshole suffer the same pain he caused. Be careful out there.

6/22/2015 10:36:00 PM  

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