Ex-Lovington officer charged with murder

Ex-Lovington officer charged with murder

There are 36 comments on the Las Cruces Sun-News story from Jul 5, 2008, titled Ex-Lovington officer charged with murder. In it, Las Cruces Sun-News reports that:

A former Lovington police officer has been charged with an open count of murder in the shooting death of his father, state police said.

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speaking

Hobbs, NM

#23 Jul 8, 2008
Maybe before you write a column for the newspaper you might want to get the facts straight.
Friend

United States

#24 Jul 11, 2008
I really can't believe some of the things I have read on here. God forbid anything ever happens to those of you who are completely judgemental of Jake. He had a split second to react, do you really think he enjoys the decision he made? The paper said that he, his wife and his mother went back to her house. How do any of you know that he did not fear for the safety of all of them? I personally know Jake. As a friend, not a co-worker. I personally know that I have worked months and months with people and never gotten to know the real them. Jake is one of the greatest men I have ever met! The fact that he may have been spoiled as a child or his school age maturity has nothing to do with now. He made a choice that I am sure he would change if possible. Everyone needs to quit judging and think about the fact that he has to live with this the rest of his life. He has a beautiful wife and gorgeous step-children that are his entire world. Instead of living for them he has been pushed to the point of defending his mother against his own father. Agree with me or not please don't judge him just by a newspaper headline or what someone from work that only saw one side of him has to say. He is a GOOD person who made a desperate decision. Right or wrong he has to live with the consequences not you, there is always more to the story than what the news gives you.
Distant Family

Fredericksburg, TX

#25 Jul 20, 2008
I think alot of you people really need help. I have heard of poeple kicking people when they are down but really never seen it until now. I am a distant realitive of the Shirleys and while I have only met Brenda a few times I am in deep mourning for her and the family. How DARE any of you judge this situation. You were not there, you did not see a violent man kick down two doors to get to this woman. See him then attack her, who knows if Jake had not done what he did if Brenda would be alive today. What would you say about him then, if he let his father kill his mom as he watched. It has not a think to do with his background in law enforcement, if any thing he probably regognized that seriousness of the situation and new that he had to do something. The cops had been called numerous times, they were not present, he had to act to protect and he did. I pray that all of you will just take a moment put yourself in his situation and think about how horrible a descision he had to make. Dont judge just PRAY, PRAY AND THEN PRAY SOME MORE.
Up urs

Hobbs, NM

#26 Jul 28, 2008
being an ex-cop, all he had to do was call the cops. he tried to make matters into his own hands and caused his fathers death. there is no excuse here. dont give me this "he was protecting his mom" bullshit cause he left and came back. there was plenty of time for cool reflection but he anticipated what the outcome was going to be. he deserves all the prison years he will get. bad cop.....
Up urs

Hobbs, NM

#27 Jul 28, 2008
btw, his father was unarmed....why did he shoot him?
having all that police training and he couldnt lay hands on him? as a cop he should have known there were other alternatives before using deadly force unless he was armed which he wasnt.
Up urs

Hobbs, NM

#28 Jul 28, 2008
if you are so right, then why was he arrested? tell me that smartass......
Ex Neighbor-Austin TX

Austin, TX

#29 Sep 27, 2008
[The problem here was..ALCOHOL,anger,fear,... and other social issues people in this world face each day. Those involved all loved each other but, became, and are now victims to this tragic event. Its not about bad cops. Its about family whose life has been shattered by a very sad these issues taht can happen to us all....My God comfort them as they deal with this injustice....
Ex Neighbor-Austin TX

Austin, TX

#30 Sep 27, 2008
The problem here was ALCOHOL, fear, anger, and other social problems people in this world all face today. These people loved each other and they all became victims of this tragic event. Its not about a bad cop. Its about a family who has been dealt an injustice. My GOD comfort them as they deal with this hardship

Since: Oct 07

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#31 Sep 27, 2008
God Bless this family. Domestic abuse is nothing but heartbreak for everyone involved.
lvt09

Los Angeles, CA

#32 May 5, 2011
I think the death was uncalled for there were other ways around it! Why couldnt he call the cops or something? Instead he acted as if he was God and took the life of that man! I do not condone domestic violence, but i think there are other ways around it! I think Jake needs to be in jail as any other person who did it would, but again he lives a spoiled life! I hope justice is served because the death was uncalled for! May the Lord be with the mom and doug! May Jake get the help he needs! Whos to say he wont do it again just cause he feels it is right! I personally know how it feels to want to get justice for the victim because my sister is a victim, but after a while she knows how her husband is and still stays well there is nothing i can do. And if the cops wont do anything then I would see whats the next step! Thats what I mean I think if I were to do it to my brother in law for actually putting a knife to my sisters throat, beating the crap out of her infront of my 3 nieces I think I would be thrown in jail to rot but being money talks bs walks that he is getting away with it!
Vickie

Round Rock, TX

#34 Nov 20, 2011
You know nothing about the circumstances surrounding this tragedy. My prayers go out to the entire family, including Jake.
Vickie

Round Rock, TX

#35 Nov 20, 2011
He was protecting the life of his mother and other members of his family, you have no idea what took place in the days, months, years and certainly in those split seconds before this tragedy happened. My thought and prayers are with Brenda and her family. The "system" is on a witch hunt because they are guilty of failing Brenda and the boys not only on the day that the shooting happened but many times before. That is a fact!
Up urs wrote:
being an ex-cop, all he had to do was call the cops. he tried to make matters into his own hands and caused his fathers death. there is no excuse here. dont give me this "he was protecting his mom" bullshit cause he left and came back. there was plenty of time for cool reflection but he anticipated what the outcome was going to be. he deserves all the prison years he will get. bad cop.....
Kay Fuller

Hobbs, NM

#37 Jan 31, 2012
opps, i think i got on the wrong page.. o well.. we still need help.. thank u
Emily Parker

Hobbs, NM

#38 Jun 4, 2013
He is my stepdad! After i heard the story i knew he was protecting my grandma. Stop saying he is a killer. He is so sweet and loving. He loved ma and my mom and my brothers! He has been in our family for 7 years. never in a million years would i have imagined that our family would be in this position. You people dont know wht happend that night but i do. So stop assuming things and stay to your own lives!!! You dont know what ive been through. If you think you can judge me and my family thing again, you dont know me or wht I habe been through!! i have had to grow up at 10!! i got made fun of and talked about in 3rd grade. Never did i think i could handle that but i did. i have a 9 year old brother that doesnt understand what is going on.I just hate it when people that didnt know him are judging him like that. Juat stop. Its none of your bissness, and it never will be!! im a 13 year old girl that is defending her step dad. Please leave him alone. Everything you say about him affects me.
Emily Parker

Hobbs, NM

#39 Jun 4, 2013
lvt09 wrote:
I think the death was uncalled for there were other ways around it! Why couldnt he call the cops or something? Instead he acted as if he was God and took the life of that man! I do not condone domestic violence, but i think there are other ways around it! I think Jake needs to be in jail as any other person who did it would, but again he lives a spoiled life! I hope justice is served because the death was uncalled for! May the Lord be with the mom and doug! May Jake get the help he needs! Whos to say he wont do it again just cause he feels it is right! I personally know how it feels to want to get justice for the victim because my sister is a victim, but after a while she knows how her husband is and still stays well there is nothing i can do. And if the cops wont do anything then I would see whats the next step! Thats what I mean I think if I were to do it to my brother in law for actually putting a knife to my sisters throat, beating the crap out of her infront of my 3 nieces I think I would be thrown in jail to rot but being money talks bs walks that he is getting away with it!
That is my stepdad!! If you dont know the whole story keep it to yourself
Emily Parker

Hobbs, NM

#40 Jun 4, 2013
Friend wrote:
I really can't believe some of the things I have read on here. God forbid anything ever happens to those of you who are completely judgemental of Jake. He had a split second to react, do you really think he enjoys the decision he made? The paper said that he, his wife and his mother went back to her house. How do any of you know that he did not fear for the safety of all of them? I personally know Jake. As a friend, not a co-worker. I personally know that I have worked months and months with people and never gotten to know the real them. Jake is one of the greatest men I have ever met! The fact that he may have been spoiled as a child or his school age maturity has nothing to do with now. He made a choice that I am sure he would change if possible. Everyone needs to quit judging and think about the fact that he has to live with this the rest of his life. He has a beautiful wife and gorgeous step-children that are his entire world. Instead of living for them he has been pushed to the point of defending his mother against his own father. Agree with me or not please don't judge him just by a newspaper headline or what someone from work that only saw one side of him has to say. He is a GOOD person who made a desperate decision. Right or wrong he has to live with the consequences not you, there is always more to the story than what the news gives you.
thank you!! that is my stepdad and you are one of the people that understand

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