Man fatally shot by deputy after pull...

Man fatally shot by deputy after pulling gun

There are 26 comments on the Charleston Daily Mail story from Sep 1, 2011, titled Man fatally shot by deputy after pulling gun. In it, Charleston Daily Mail reports that:

Marion County Sheriff Joe Carpenter says a man was fatally shot by a deputy after he drew a gun on the officer.

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Since: Sep 11

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#1 Sep 2, 2011
Why isn't a seperate police agency investigating the shooting?

I thought the FBI looked at all police shootings where somebody gets killed?
aNoNymous

Fairmont, WV

#2 Sep 3, 2011
quit being nosy and let the police do there jobs !

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#3 Sep 3, 2011
aNoNymous wrote:
quit being nosy and let the police do there jobs !
ThaThatís not nosy; they operate on tax payer dollars so there is a right to know attached to that money. Whatís wrong with open & honest government?
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The concept is not unheard of, even in this inbred community, as I saw news photos of the state police working the crime scene where the Fairmont police officer was stabbed in August. And at the time the troopers were there the stabber was still alive.
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I would hope there is nothing funny going on, but as long as the cats determine if the mouse deserved it, we will just have to wonder.
Night Ninja

Morgantown, WV

#4 Sep 3, 2011
I think it was someone escaping from Pricketts Fort
Whatever

Morgantown, WV

#5 Sep 3, 2011
I think that some other department should be investigating it. As far as I am concerned the County Cops all look to be only about 18 years old and you are giving them a gun. Im sorry but this is sad. Half of them dont look old enough to carry a gun. Let alone protecting the county. I am sure they are good guys but give a 18-24 year old a gun and now we have a power trip going.
auu

Fairmont, WV

#6 Sep 3, 2011
Whatever wrote:
I think that some other department should be investigating it. As far as I am concerned the County Cops all look to be only about 18 years old and you are giving them a gun. Im sorry but this is sad. Half of them dont look old enough to carry a gun. Let alone protecting the county. I am sure they are good guys but give a 18-24 year old a gun and now we have a power trip going.
Many 18-24 year olds are defending this great country and are doing a fine job. Proper training helps
Whatever

Morgantown, WV

#7 Sep 4, 2011
auu wrote:
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Many 18-24 year olds are defending this great country and are doing a fine job. Proper training helps
Exacly!!! But like you said with proper training. I have the upmost respect for the troops and owe my life to them.
auu

Fairmont, WV

#8 Sep 4, 2011
A cop can't win he either gets shot or shoots and gets analized by people who know little about their job except tv shows

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#9 Sep 4, 2011
I guess you can chalk that up to that whole checks and balances premise that the framers of the constitution insisted on. What did they know?

If he/she is right then they are right.

Besides, who are we to question a political system that selects itsí dog catcher and sheriff by the same method with no other prerequisite than a HSD or GED.

Assuming everyone is educated by tv, speaks volumes.
auu wrote:
A cop can't win he either gets shot or shoots and gets analized by people who know little about their job except tv shows

Since: Sep 11

Clarksburg, WV

#10 Sep 9, 2011
This is starting to smell funny
Neighbors

Summersville, WV

#11 Sep 10, 2011
I happen to know about this situation personally. I think the policeman is a hero. I have two sons serving in the Armed forces and I pray that someone like the police officer in question has their backs. There was nothing wrong in the way this came down or the way it is being investigated. Those of you just speculating about policemen and those serving in the armed services, just remember that every police man has a mother, wife, husband, son and daughters waiting for them to come home and secretly waiting for the unwanted phone call.

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#12 Sep 10, 2011
Neighbor, thatís great that you have personal knowledge and all; but what about the 56,495 other people who live in Marion county? Should those of us without the personal knowledge, that you have, fear these deputies? Trust is earned and cloaking every aspect of your agency, which may not be flattering, in secrecy isnít getting it. It seems strange that the $heriff hasnít released the name of guy who got killed; and even stranger I see in the newspaper the $heriff is teaching the deputies to walk on water and perform deep sea kung fu.
Neighbors wrote:
I happen to know about this situation personally. I think the policeman is a hero. I have two sons serving in the Armed forces and I pray that someone like the police officer in question has their backs. There was nothing wrong in the way this came down or the way it is being investigated. Those of you just speculating about policemen and those serving in the armed services, just remember that every police man has a mother, wife, husband, son and daughters waiting for them to come home and secretly waiting for the unwanted phone call.
also personally involved

Huntington, IN

#13 Sep 11, 2011
Neighbors wrote:
I happen to know about this situation personally. I think the policeman is a hero. I have two sons serving in the Armed forces and I pray that someone like the police officer in question has their backs. There was nothing wrong in the way this came down or the way it is being investigated. Those of you just speculating about policemen and those serving in the armed services, just remember that every police man has a mother, wife, husband, son and daughters waiting for them to come home and secretly waiting for the unwanted phone call.
If he were a hero and believed he acted properly Why no condolences? Why is he bragging about it....and why are there already conflicting stories from the police themselves....this man wasnt in the act of commiting a crime and he also has a family& this should be investigated by some other agency Police tend to take up for their own and this town has more dishonest cops than upstanding law abiding ones....i respect the honest ones
you really dont know

Fairmont, WV

#14 Sep 12, 2011
you will hear 20 different stories about what happened and that is how rumors get started. if you would look at the guys kid's facebook page you would know that the guy had problems. if someone pulled a gun on you what would you do?
Friend

Fairmont, WV

#15 Sep 14, 2011
I personally know the man who was shot, the police all they heard was a click and then shot the man in the back of the head,there was only one cop, he didn't try to find out want was going on.the man Name that got shot was Mike Rosser any one who knows him ,he would never hurt any one.for got sakes he had cancer for the last 10 years
also personally involved

Huntington, IN

#16 Sep 18, 2011
you really dont know wrote:
you will hear 20 different stories about what happened and that is how rumors get started. if you would look at the guys kid's facebook page you would know that the guy had problems. if someone pulled a gun on you what would you do?
exactly YOU REALLY DONT KNOW and if you look at any of the family's fb pages u would see a family filled with love and now filled with pain/ and you are going by rumors saying he pulled a gun/no one knows for sure yet how it all really happened...you dont know that the deputy didnt act hastily or inappropriately....further everyone has problems does that mean if they have a run in with the police they deserve to be shot in the head??? REALLY? EVER HEAR OF A TASER OR A SHOT TO DISABLE IF THE DEPPUTY REALLY DID HAVE A GUN PULLED ON HIM...OR EVER THINK THE MAN COULDVE JUST BEEN LAYING THE GUN DOWN.....and honestly all the answers certainly arent on facebook/just mentioning that you show an example of how those "rumors" get started
also personally involved

Huntington, IN

#17 Sep 18, 2011
Belview Ninja wrote:
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ThaThat`s not nosy; they operate on tax payer dollars so there is a right to know attached to that money. What`s wrong with open & honest government?
,
The concept is not unheard of, even in this inbred community, as I saw news photos of the state police working the crime scene where the Fairmont police officer was stabbed in August. And at the time the troopers were there the stabber was still alive.
,
I would hope there is nothing funny going on, but as long as the cats determine if the mouse deserved it, we will just have to wonder.
totally agree with you& the sad thing is only 3 people will ever know the truth 2 policemen and one man no longer here to tell his side/well hopefully forensics and autopsy will shed light and perhaps a little closure on a terrible tragedy
also personally involved

Huntington, IN

#18 Sep 18, 2011
Belview Ninja wrote:
Neighbor, that`s great that you have personal knowledge and all; but what about the 56,495 other people who live in Marion county? Should those of us without the personal knowledge, that you have, fear these deputies? Trust is earned and cloaking every aspect of your agency, which may not be flattering, in secrecy isn`t getting it. It seems strange that the $heriff hasn`t released the name of guy who got killed; and even stranger I see in the newspaper the $heriff is teaching the deputies to walk on water and perform deep sea kung fu.
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Strange you mentioned that "water training" i cant say what happened for sure but i see PR at work....maybe the training should be in how to handle crisis situations
Lead Balloon

Clarksburg, WV

#19 Sep 18, 2011
A year or so ago, I heard whispers that Sheriff Joe Carpenter was not very intelligent; I dispelled it as just talk. But in the past few months Iím tremendously more inclined to believe it based on his decision making skills. Perhaps his too small shirt is cutting off the blood flow to his brain. He could have had all these questions covered, or was he afraid of the answers?
Really

Fairmont, WV

#20 Sep 18, 2011
there was shots fired, 911 got a call that a guy was roaming around in pricketts fort area with a gun shooting. they checked it out and the guy pulled a gun on the cop and it is what a cop is trained to do, have a fast reaction and be ready for anything. if you think you could be a better cop and deal with the shit they have to do everyday you do it!

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