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Badger

Canton, GA

#263 Dec 10, 2012
rebelforlife wrote:
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If you knew anything about training you would know that all officers in Georgia go through the academy and get the same basic training and continuing education set up by the state.
That's why every officer you ask will tell you he did the right thing.
Rebel is correct. Let the GBI do it's investigation. The rest of you can stop making assumptions based on "SVU" epsodes.
outsider

Commerce, GA

#264 Dec 10, 2012
rebelforlife wrote:
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If you knew anything about training you would know that all officers in Georgia go through the academy and get the same basic training and continuing education set up by the state.
That's why every officer you ask will tell you he did the right thing.
Yes. I've been to an academy and learned how to write reports to make things look on the up-and-up, but I'll also add that the IQ of the officers I've met in the mountains is far-less than those from other areas. The hillbilly-mountain-mentality over-rides any common sense that men are taught at the academy. Academy's do nothing more than train an officer techniques in physical and chemical restaint, cuffing, weapons training, and some classroom time. Little time is spent on high standards or morals that an officer should disply in the his community. If so, there wouldn't be so many clueless officers driving around in Fannin, Towns, Union, and other rural communities. All one has to do is try to have a conversation with a rural GA officer to understand book-learning ain't catchin' on. Early was wrong! Did not follow proper procedures. The department sucks for not sending backup.
Yeah, I'm from a city with real officers and know what the hell I'm writing about. I also work in LE but not at the local level; which, BTW, is considered a joke and laughing matter until something like a Davenport situtation happens! Your defense of Early makes me wonder why?
Orion

Morganton, GA

#265 Dec 11, 2012
The way to attract quality people is to pay them a quality salary and then hold them to high standards.

This crap of starting salaries in the $12-$13 range is ridiculous. You get what u pay for.
rebelforlife

Thomson, GA

#266 Dec 11, 2012
outsider wrote:
<quoted text>Yes. I've been to an academy and learned how to write reports to make things look on the up-and-up, but I'll also add that the IQ of the officers I've met in the mountains is far-less than those from other areas. The hillbilly-mountain-mentality over-rides any common sense that men are taught at the academy. Academy's do nothing more than train an officer techniques in physical and chemical restaint, cuffing, weapons training, and some classroom time. Little time is spent on high standards or morals that an officer should disply in the his community. If so, there wouldn't be so many clueless officers driving around in Fannin, Towns, Union, and other rural communities. All one has to do is try to have a conversation with a rural GA officer to understand book-learning ain't catchin' on. Early was wrong! Did not follow proper procedures. The department sucks for not sending backup.
Yeah, I'm from a city with real officers and know what the hell I'm writing about. I also work in LE but not at the local level; which, BTW, is considered a joke and laughing matter until something like a Davenport situtation happens! Your defense of Early makes me wonder why?
You must have sucked as an officer if your not still doing it. Are did you not have the balls to do it. It is different here in the sticks when you and one back up in the middle of the night have to answer a call. In the city you will have many many officers as a back up. I know, been there done it in the city.
a friend

Blue Ridge, GA

#267 Dec 11, 2012
earley didnt have back up for 4 min..UPDATE...Pops s doing well his kidneys are now working on their own,no more dialysis,(YAY)fever has dropped..Has trach and feeding tube still...he is in and out of alertness....THANK GOD HE IS ALIVE!!!!!!
Norton

Commerce, GA

#268 Dec 11, 2012
a friend wrote:
earley didnt have back up for 4 min..UPDATE...Pops s doing well his kidneys are now working on their own,no more dialysis,(YAY)fever has dropped..Has trach and feeding tube still...he is in and out of alertness....THANK GOD HE IS ALIVE!!!!!!
I'm happy to read the good news.
I want him well, but also hope he can tell his side of the story and put Early on 'retirement' status. Don't need this kind of scandal in Blue Ridge. It makes people uncomfortable to know there is an officer who uses such poor judgment.
Smiley

Cornelia, GA

#269 Dec 12, 2012
a friend wrote:
earley didnt have back up for 4 min..UPDATE...Pops s doing well his kidneys are now working on their own,no more dialysis,(YAY)fever has dropped..Has trach and feeding tube still...he is in and out of alertness....THANK GOD HE IS ALIVE!!!!!!
I'm happy he's doing better he is such a nice gentle and kind man..I think it would be nice if people that care about him would go in without charging and get him some better locks on his doors (like deadbolts)..motion lights ect..instead of bashing the cop let's concentrate on making Pops life easier and more stress free..It doesnt take much Folk's.
Orion

Morganton, GA

#270 Dec 12, 2012
Norton wrote:
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I'm happy to read the good news.
I want him well, but also hope he can tell his side of the story and put Early on 'retirement' status. Don't need this kind of scandal in Blue Ridge. It makes people uncomfortable to know there is an officer who uses such poor judgment.
You do not have any idea of what happened or did not happen before the shooting or if good judgement was used or not used.Period.
Blue Ridge Resident

Commerce, GA

#271 Dec 12, 2012
Smiley wrote:
<quoted text>I'm happy he's doing better he is such a nice gentle and kind man..I think it would be nice if people that care about him would go in without charging and get him some better locks on his doors (like deadbolts)..motion lights ect..instead of bashing the cop let's concentrate on making Pops life easier and more stress free..It doesnt take much Folk's.
I agree, but the officer needs to go. He is a danger to the citizens in Blue Ridge and Fannin County. I won't respect him and hope he never shows up at my home if I need assistance. Send him to Union County and after the first of the year he can work for that prick Mason.

Since: Nov 12

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#272 Dec 12, 2012
Blue Ridge Resident wrote:
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I agree, but the officer needs to go. He is a danger to the citizens in Blue Ridge and Fannin County. I won't respect him and hope he never shows up at my home if I need assistance. Send him to Union County and after the first of the year he can work for that prick Mason.
Sincere question, how do you know he is a danger and not worthy of respect? Do you know the officer personally? Otherwise, it appears that the investigation is not over, nor would I think it could be until the gentleman who was shot is able to tell what he remembers about the evening - if he remembers anything. I do not know the parties involved and from things that have been stated on here, perhaps the officer should be fired - PERHAPS. But these forums have a tendency to be filled with far more gossip than actual fact. For all I know, most of these posts are from people with an axe to grind, so I prefer to withhold my opinion pending the release of facts, as opposed to opinions based on what may be less than trustworthy information. That seems a reasonable position for most on here to be requested to take.
TMA

Blue Ridge, GA

#273 Dec 12, 2012
Everyone on here saying crazy things about michael needs to stop and think. What would you do in that situation. Regardless of what has happened if you seen someone with a gun and they wouldnt put it down what would you do. and if "pops" had awful hearing and had to wear a hearing aid how do any of you people know he would have heard a warning shot!?! Im just saying all you fools making a big deal out of this need to stop and think. Im sorry I would blow someone away if they were coming at me with a gun. No offense to "pops" but in general male or female they would be gone.
Orion

Morganton, GA

#274 Dec 12, 2012
Blue Ridge Resident wrote:
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I agree, but the officer needs to go. He is a danger to the citizens in Blue Ridge and Fannin County. I won't respect him and hope he never shows up at my home if I need assistance. Send him to Union County and after the first of the year he can work for that prick Mason.
Based on what facts?????
wtk

Dawsonville, GA

#275 Dec 12, 2012
what happened to Ted Gregory the firefighter, was he hurt in a fire or what
Unknown

Bakewell, TN

#276 Dec 12, 2012
wtk wrote:
what happened to Ted Gregory the firefighter, was he hurt in a fire or what
Heart attack I believe

“live love laugh”

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#278 Dec 16, 2012
Do we have an update on pops? I hope he's doing well and out of any danger zone. Prayers for him!
hmmm

Ellijay, GA

#279 Dec 17, 2012
Aggie23 wrote:
Sincere question, how do you know he is a danger and not worthy of respect? Do you know the officer personally? Otherwise, it appears that the investigation is not over, nor would I think it could be until the gentleman who was shot is able to tell what he remembers about the evening - if he remembers anything. I do not know the parties involved and from things that have been stated on here, perhaps the officer should be fired - PERHAPS. But these forums have a tendency to be filled with far more gossip than actual fact. For all I know, most of these posts are from people with an axe to grind, so I prefer to withhold my opinion pending the release of facts, as opposed to opinions based on what may be less than trustworthy information. That seems a reasonable position for most on here to be requested to take.
cartersville now? thread sure drawing attention of other areas with their own recent high profile gun violence. wtf is going on in our state?
only half evil

Blue Ridge, GA

#280 Dec 17, 2012
in all of these posts, i have seen nothing about the perpetrators. wonder why? surely someone knows who they are. they are the ones responsible for the whole incident.
ORION

Morganton, GA

#281 Dec 17, 2012
Betcha there were none!
LaForte Fan

Morganton, GA

#282 Dec 17, 2012
only half evil wrote:
in all of these posts, i have seen nothing about the perpetrators. wonder why? surely someone knows who they are. they are the ones responsible for the whole incident.
Were the alledged perps voices recorded? If not, it is possible Mr. Davenport was delusional maybe from dehydration. Maybe he thought the officer was the perp. I heard something today, "Sometimes it take more courage to spare a life than it does to take one."
Orion

Morganton, GA

#283 Dec 17, 2012
Takes more stupidity to commit suicide.

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