Virginia State trooper shot during training exercise - wtvr

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The following is a news release from the Virginia State Police: NOTTOWAY CO. A- A Virginia State Police trooper was injured Monday afternoon during a training exercise in Nottoway County. Full Story
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beentheredonetha t

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Aug 12, 2010
Sure bet.......no one will be charged under Virginia Code for Reckless handling of a Firearm......the incident will be ruled an "accident"....On the other hand......State Police don't mind giving the ordinary citizen a summons for an "accident"...with their motor vehicle......
weird

Richmond, VA

#2 Aug 12, 2010
be sure and call your local police department and let them know you hate them...that way when someone breaks into your house or slaps you at a stop light they will know that YOU dont need their help. party on.
Mitch

Richmond, VA

#3 Aug 12, 2010
I didn't realize they used live ammo when they practiced. Hope the officer heals well and quickly, and is back on the job very soon. Kudos to the officers for the diligent practice. And don't look for any slams against the police in this post - I appreciate and value everything they do. It's a hard job, and often unforgiving. Where would you people be without them? Public Safety doesn't pay well, there aren't a lot of perks and it's often life-threatening. If you aren't willing to go out there and do it, don't criticize those who are.
USA

Glen Allen, VA

#4 Aug 12, 2010
Its not recklass handling when you are doing your job

Since: May 10

Rooted in Reality

#5 Aug 12, 2010
Even professionals can have tragic accidents and my heart goes out to the trooper that was shot and whoever else was involved. Just another way they put their lives on the line for a public that does not always appreciate their sacrafice. Prayers for a speedy recovery.
Friend

Charlotte Court House, VA

#6 Aug 12, 2010
I agree with those that sympathize. I knew that they used live ammunition, this was an accident. Troopers are human and not machines. I hope the trooper will recover soon.
candice

Prince George, VA

#7 Aug 12, 2010
your exactly right about im sure nobody will be charged with reckless handling of a firearm..but there quick to come and charge citizens with reckless use of a firearm if an "accident" like this occured they wouldnt care they would still charge somebody!
Joe

Richmond, VA

#8 Aug 12, 2010
weird wrote:
be sure and call your local police department and let them know you hate them...that way when someone breaks into your house or slaps you at a stop light they will know that YOU dont need their help. party on.
Nice attitude you immature cop. My dad was a cop and back then they were called pigs. He proudly wore a sweatshirt that said "PIGS IS BEAUTIFUL""
Joe

Richmond, VA

#9 Aug 12, 2010
greg in central va wrote:
Even professionals can have tragic accidents and my heart goes out to the trooper that was shot and whoever else was involved. Just another way they put their lives on the line for a public that does not always appreciate their sacrafice. Prayers for a speedy recovery.
People do appreciate good, honest police. Its the bad apples that ruins the entire bunch!!
Judy

Glen Allen, VA

#10 Aug 12, 2010
That because most civilians that "accidentally" shoot someone are being dumb and reckless and are not in training. However if they were in a designated training area such as a firing range, I would bet the civilian would not get charged.

You guys need to stop comparing apples to oranges when it clearing different situations.
Elroy

Colonial Heights, VA

#11 Aug 12, 2010
the worst part is the jokes this will start on the job.
Retired Cop

Nokesville, VA

#12 Aug 12, 2010
Joe wrote:
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Nice attitude you immature cop. My dad was a cop and back then they were called pigs. He proudly wore a sweatshirt that said "PIGS IS BEAUTIFUL""
After dealing with people like you for over 28 years as a cop, I can now say I am happily enjoying my retirement at your expense. I appreciate it very much and while you're up, I'll have a bacon sandwich. Oink! Oink!
On a serious note, I pray the Trooper has a speedy recovery.
Real Change

Ashland, VA

#13 Aug 12, 2010
"no comment"
Joe

Richmond, VA

#14 Aug 12, 2010
Retired Cop wrote:
<quoted text>After dealing with people like you for over 28 years as a cop, I can now say I am happily enjoying my retirement at your expense. I appreciate it very much and while you're up, I'll have a bacon sandwich. Oink! Oink!
On a serious note, I pray the Trooper has a speedy recovery.
people like me????

Since: May 10

Rooted in Reality

#15 Aug 12, 2010
Retired Cop wrote:
<quoted text>After dealing with people like you for over 28 years as a cop, I can now say I am happily enjoying my retirement at your expense. I appreciate it very much and while you're up, I'll have a bacon sandwich. Oink! Oink!
On a serious note, I pray the Trooper has a speedy recovery.
Amen my friend, Isn't retirement wonderful?
Mad Molly

Richmond, VA

#16 Aug 12, 2010
Joe wrote:
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Nice attitude you immature cop. My dad was a cop and back then they were called pigs. He proudly wore a sweatshirt that said "PIGS IS BEAUTIFUL""
Actually "Weird" was supporting the officer. He/she knew others would make stupid comments and he is saying that if you are that stupid "smack" your locals so they will sure to come when called to your house.
Kudos to your Dad, I have always respected officers and know how hard their job is both for them and their families, never knowing if you would ever see them alive again when they left the house. Thank you and your family for your sacrefices.
beentheredonetha t

Saint Paul, MN

#17 Aug 12, 2010
To all that disagree with me........no one, including law enforcement is above the law..you speed, you break the law, you recklessly handle a firearm.....you break the law.....you lie under oath, you break the law.....Please read Virginia code concerning reckless handling of a firearm......it makes no explanation as to if you are a cop or a civilian.......bottom line......you keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot..........Like I said..State Police have no problem writing you a summons for an "accident".........
Joe

Richmond, VA

#18 Aug 13, 2010
Mad Molly wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually "Weird" was supporting the officer. He/she knew others would make stupid comments and he is saying that if you are that stupid "smack" your locals so they will sure to come when called to your house.
Kudos to your Dad, I have always respected officers and know how hard their job is both for them and their families, never knowing if you would ever see them alive again when they left the house. Thank you and your family for your sacrefices.
My dad was an intelligent, honest, just and compassionate police officer! I haven't met any HPD that I could say anything good about. That is very sad!!!!
guest

Free Union, VA

#19 Aug 14, 2010
It that who they got training our policemen of today. We are in trouble.

Since: May 10

Rooted in Reality

#20 Aug 14, 2010
I find it interesting that those who scream about rights and innocent until proven guilty don't afford our police officers that same consideration. I guess they are just jealous that LEO's have so much control over their pitiful selves.

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