Psychological test mandate sought

Oct 16, 2007 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

“Police officers have to make life-and-death decisions”

In the aftermath of six murders by a Forest County sheriff's deputy and Crandon police officer - likely with his department-issued semiautomatic rifle - three legislators plan to introduce a bill that requires ... via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Joann Taylor

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Oct 16, 2007
 
Psychological testing? It's about time. How can a person become a sheriff's deputy when their not even old enough to buy liquor?
When the killings took place, he was twenty and she was eighteen. They had been going together for several years, which indicates he was intimately involved with a minor female still in high school, at the time he initially became involved in paid law enforcement. It's a small town. Everyone knew what was going on.
No wonder the citizens of Crandon have been advised not to talk to the media.
LISA

Rhinelander, WI

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Oct 16, 2007
 
Omg it was a 2 year age difference. they started dating in highschool! when they were BOTH in highschool you people are really grasping at straws now.
Joann Taylor

Missoula, MT

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Oct 16, 2007
 
Yes, but he graduated at eithteen years old, while she was still sixteen years old. He moved on, by choice, to become cop. State laws say.....he was plunking around with a MINOR. She was, by all legal purposes, jail bate. In a town of two thousand people, everyone knew he wasn't abiding by the law. DAH! The result? She ended up, along with five of her innocent friends....being killed.
Grace

Rhinelander, WI

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Oct 16, 2007
 
Joann Taylor wrote:
Yes, but he graduated at eithteen years old, while she was still sixteen years old. He moved on, by choice, to become cop. State laws say.....he was plunking around with a MINOR. She was, by all legal purposes, jail bate. In a town of two thousand people, everyone knew he wasn't abiding by the law. DAH! The result? She ended up, along with five of her innocent friends....being killed.
age of consent in wisconsin is 16. Stop criticizing a whole community based on ONE persons actions
Joann Taylor

Plains, MT

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Oct 16, 2007
 
16 years old? What I liked at 16, Ididn't like at 21. Thats probably why the poor girl dumped Peterson. get it?
LISA

Rhinelander, WI

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Oct 16, 2007
 
Joann Taylor wrote:
Psychological testing? It's about time. How can a person become a sheriff's deputy when their not even old enough to buy liquor?
When the killings took place, he was twenty and she was eighteen. They had been going together for several years, which indicates he was intimately involved with a minor female still in high school, at the time he initially became involved in paid law enforcement. It's a small town. Everyone knew what was going on.
No wonder the citizens of Crandon have been advised not to talk to the media.
The only person that commited a crime was Tyler Peterson when he killed 6 people in cold blood. And you know what it's to bad he's dead because if he was still alive then all the people like you that want want to blame someone could blame him instead of the town of Crandon.
Joann Taylor

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Oct 16, 2007
 
Lets stick to the issue here. Six beautiful young people were slaughtered by a man, not emotionally old enough to assume the responsibility of being in police work. While he was on probation for final approval of his job, he was also dating a girl not even out of high school.

We all know the end result. It's terrible, my heart aches for the parents of the victims.
LISA

Rhinelander, WI

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Oct 16, 2007
 
Joann Taylor wrote:
Lets stick to the issue here. Six beautiful young people were slaughtered by a man, not emotionally old enough to assume the responsibility of being in police work. While he was on probation for final approval of his job, he was also dating a girl not even out of high school.
We all know the end result. It's terrible, my heart aches for the parents of the victims.
Yep six young people with bright futures where murdered. But if peterson wouldn't have been a cop it would have happened anyway. I'm not saying that 20 is old enough to be a police officer but its irrelevant. And Jordanne was out of highschool she was going to college in rhinelander. and your hang up on the age thing...which I dont get cause it doesn't change anything...If it was illegal don't you think the press would have been on it last monday when the victims names and relationships where released to the press. But it still doesn't bring any of them back or ease anyones pain.
Joann Taylor

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Oct 16, 2007
 
I would have happened anyway?
With a police asault rifle? I don't think so my friend.
With new NATIONSIDE rules regarding purchasing of a gun, anyone buying a weapon has to go through several data based background checks. I really don't think Peterson would have qualified owning a weapon, without help from his local police department.

I'm not a part of the press, nuts for brains. Just an average American here with horse sense. To bad, they threw the words out of the dictionary. It works. haha
William

Rhinelander, WI

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Oct 16, 2007
 
Anyone without a felony on their record can buy a semi auto ak-47 in wisconsin. They don't need to be a cop just 18 years or older with no felonies. And the ar-15 which is the gun he used can also be purchased meeting the same requirements in a semi auto form.
Joann Taylor

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Oct 16, 2007
 
William?
The ony difference was that he was given the gun, as an officer representing our law system. The proof is in the pudding. He was not emotinally able to handle the responsibility of having a loaded gun in his possession. If he was, all those poor kids would still be alive.

I know some 18 year olds who 1'd trust my life with. Why? Because they are emotionally mature. I agree with you.
Jeffers

Rhinelander, WI

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Oct 16, 2007
 
I wonder if they will actually follow through on this age requirment bill. Too bad its not an election year here.
LISA

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Oct 16, 2007
 
Jeffers-
If they do I think it will hit the smaller communities hard up in northern WI (dependent on the age they set it at) the higher its set the less police officers available for positions. They really should make the psyc testing manditory statewide though.
Joann Taylor

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Oct 17, 2007
 
Lisa-
Age requirement for such a responsible occupation as law enforcement is important. Initially adjustments will have to be made in all smaller communities in WI. But such is life. We are talking life and death decisions here.
Jeffers? You are correct in your opinion.
Kiddie Cop

Twin Lakes, WI

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Oct 17, 2007
 
Joann Taylor wrote:
I would have happened anyway?
With a police asault rifle? I don't think so my friend.
With new NATIONSIDE rules regarding purchasing of a gun, anyone buying a weapon has to go through several data based background checks. I really don't think Peterson would have qualified owning a weapon, without help from his local police department.
I'm not a part of the press, nuts for brains. Just an average American here with horse sense. To bad, they threw the words out of the dictionary. It works. haha
Your posts are awesome! I agree with everything you have stated my friend! I wish the media would get a clue! Something is wrong in them woods! The Chief and Sheriff like little boys! Wisconsin has a ton of well qualified canidates looking for Police work how did a 18 year old get on the force???
Joann Taylor

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Oct 17, 2007
 
Kiddie Cop?
I like you. I bet you're a seasoned policeman who either thinks young (most of the time) or is going through your second childhood. Thats OK too.

They like those teenager boys because they feel threatened by adult men who know their P's and Q's
Joann Taylor

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Oct 17, 2007
 
Kiddie Cop?
I got underware older than Peterson was. Gosh, somethings terribly wrong here! Speak of cause and affect.
hahahaha
Kiddie Cop

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Oct 17, 2007
 
Joann Taylor wrote:
Kiddie Cop?
I got underware older than Peterson was. Gosh, somethings terribly wrong here! Speak of cause and affect.
hahahaha
The Sheriff and Chief should be fired ASAP! Most Wisconsin Law Enforcement Officers have 4 years of Military and 4 years of College! The average age of a new hire is 27years old! This stupid Hick town makes our whole State look foolish! I can't believe the fools that stick up for this monster! He is a Killer! The Chief and Sheriff that hired this spoiled punk have blood on their hands! Dr.Phil kept saying Wisconsin killer NO! Crandon is not in Wisconsin! We do not want northern Wisconsin inbreds being known as being from Wisconsin! These 4-wheeling, cheap beer drinking, GED having Cops need to answer for these murders!
Joann Taylor

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Oct 17, 2007
 
Paradise Montana? I don't think so. I live in SEELEY LAKE among grizzly bears and wild cats, just to name a few.
Our Missoula County Sheriffs get respect for all the right reasons, one of which they earn it.
Joann Taylor

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Oct 17, 2007
 
Kiddie Cop?
I see that 'Lisa' is posting all over Dr. Phil web sites, playing all ends against the middle. Perhaps yiou should go on Google -" Dr. Phil's take on Crandon" and let him know what the deal is?

It's now or never.
JoAnn

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