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There are 31 comments on the 10TV WBNS story from Mar 7, 2010, titled Patrol: Ohio Trooper Going Too Fast In Fatal Crash | Ohio News .... In it, 10TV WBNS reports that:

The Ohio State Highway Patrol said an Ohio trooper killed in a crash while on duty was driving too fast when his cruiser went off a road and rolled several times.

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Don

Newark, OH

#1 Mar 7, 2010
I thought seat belts saved lives!! What happed here???
Not surprised

Columbus, OH

#2 Mar 7, 2010
Seat belts are only rated for average speeds below 65mph. Less in some instances. No one knows if this officer was show boating by going 116mph to a non violent location. Shame, he had his life and career ahead of him. Adrenaline and being new are definite circumstances that could have played a factor.
Chemist

United States

#3 Mar 7, 2010
Don wrote:
I thought seat belts saved lives!! What happed here???
Seat belts can't protect your head & neck when you roll the car and the roof comes crashing into you, Don. Still very, very tragic. Why didn't the training officer have him slow down? Certainly s/he had to know it was too fast.
fred

Nashport, OH

#4 Mar 7, 2010
the highway patrol has been in the news way too much lately-i feel the training officer wasn't doing the job he or she was trained to do.I strongly feel the training of all the patrol should be looked into.Something is very wrong here.The same rules and laws apply to them also and this should start at the top-they need more time off and more money and better training.
Rick

Columbus, OH

#5 Mar 7, 2010
I have over 50,000 miles in excess of 100 mph during my time living in Germany. Most roads in Ohio are simply not made for that speed.
Old Road Troller

United States

#6 Mar 7, 2010
First weeks on the road, pulled something like that. The Sgt (trainer) pulled out his sap and hit my right leg as hard as he could. Message - "The most important thing is to get there".
Mad Max

United States

#7 Mar 7, 2010
Rick wrote:
I have over 50,000 miles in excess of 100 mph during my time living in Germany. Most roads in Ohio are simply not made for that speed.
So correct. 8 years 4 and 2 wheels on Autobahn. Germans would not put up with the roads in most states in this country. A 1984 Goldwing 1200cc will do 137mph!!!!
been there

Columbus, OH

#8 Mar 7, 2010
i thought cops couldn't break the speed limit responding to a call.
someone who knows

Grove City, OH

#9 Mar 7, 2010
been there wrote:
i thought cops couldn't break the speed limit responding to a call.
The deputy may have made an officer in trouble call. We don't know the circumstances, just that backup was needed. It was an unfortunate accident that claimed the life of a young Trooper. Armchair quarterbacking doesn't help the situation
Big J

Columbus, OH

#10 Mar 7, 2010
Get here as fast as you can, does not mean drive faster than need be... Driving 80 to 90 would have gotten him there probably 2 minutes later, safely..
My prayers to the family..
Trooper Watch

United States

#11 Mar 7, 2010
You are not a full pledged trooper until you complete your six month probationary period. This trooper what-to-be ended up just like the Fairfield County sheriffs deputy two years ago responding to a call for help and just like the two troopers three years ago responding to the home of a trooper's son withan medical condition. Speed kills. Just slow down. If I was the widow of this trooper I would sue the trainer and the the state. 116 mph to backup a vagrant call is a little too much.....don't you think?
Jerry Carter

Mechanicsburg, OH

#12 Mar 8, 2010
My question is why was the training officer allowing this rookie to drive at this speed just to roust some bums?

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Witness Protection Program

#13 Mar 8, 2010
Answering a backup call for vagrancy does not warrant speeds of over 100 mph. It is not like someones life was at stake. The Deputy Sheriff could have waited down the street until help arrived if he felt he might be threatened.

“Defecting to Mexico”

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#14 Mar 8, 2010
Rick wrote:
I have over 50,000 miles in excess of 100 mph during my time living in Germany. Most roads in Ohio are simply not made for that speed.
Man do I miss that! I was over there also and loved it. Those German's really know how to drive. None of this driving in the left lane junk over there. You'll get arrested.

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#15 Mar 8, 2010
I was driving on the autobahn at 120 mph plus in the left lane and had a station wagon on my tail flashing his lights at me to get over. Once I moved to the next lane he pulled up beside me and gave me hand signals showing his anger for driving to slow in the left lane. When I finally got into Munich I was white knuckled from gripping the steering wheel so hard and my wife was laying in the back seat because she did not want to look anymore. But all and all it was a good cruise.

“Defecting to Mexico”

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#16 Mar 8, 2010
The Original James wrote:
I was driving on the autobahn at 120 mph plus in the left lane and had a station wagon on my tail flashing his lights at me to get over. Once I moved to the next lane he pulled up beside me and gave me hand signals showing his anger for driving to slow in the left lane. When I finally got into Munich I was white knuckled from gripping the steering wheel so hard and my wife was laying in the back seat because she did not want to look anymore. But all and all it was a good cruise.
He was probably tapping his forehead, correct? That's their version of the finger and it means stupid. When they do it to me I just laugh, because stupid isn't even a little bit offfensive. Those Germans really need to work on their cursing skills.
Big J

Columbus, OH

#17 Mar 8, 2010
Net Guru wrote:
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He was probably tapping his forehead, correct? That's their version of the finger and it means stupid. When they do it to me I just laugh, because stupid isn't even a little bit offfensive. Those Germans really need to work on their cursing skills.
That has Nothing to do about this story !!
Big J

Columbus, OH

#18 Mar 8, 2010
The Original James wrote:
I was driving on the autobahn at 120 mph plus in the left lane and had a station wagon on my tail flashing his lights at me to get over. Once I moved to the next lane he pulled up beside me and gave me hand signals showing his anger for driving to slow in the left lane. When I finally got into Munich I was white knuckled from gripping the steering wheel so hard and my wife was laying in the back seat because she did not want to look anymore. But all and all it was a good cruise.
That has nothing to do about this story !

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#19 Mar 8, 2010
Big J wrote:
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That has nothing to do about this story !
If you don't like my post don't read it. But then you ask how will I know if I DON'T like it if I DON'T read it. Well then just read it and form your opinion and go on to the next without comment. It is pretty easy if you try.
Dirk

Columbus, OH

#20 Mar 8, 2010
LMAO @ Big J, are you moderating this story?

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