Marion County Sheriff's Department Releases Name In Deputy-Involved Shooting

Sep 21, 2011 Full story: WBOY-TV 20

The Marion County Sheriff's Department has released the name of a man it said pulled a gun on a deputy before being shot and killed.

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why

United States

#1 Sep 22, 2011
Okay...assuming we can even believe the story that this man pulled a weapon... Was it loaded? Did he aim it? More importantly...did the deputy act appropritely or in haste??? I dont think their training is to shoot to kill... They seem pretty taser happy any other time..why not use one??? Or just a disabling shot? & why isnt another agency investigating this?
J FIt

Fairmont, WV

#2 Sep 22, 2011
Somebody pull a gun on a police officer they are trained to shoot to kill. I herd this guy was sick and nuts . He wanted to die! Death by cop...
why

United States

#3 Sep 22, 2011
J FIt wrote:
Somebody pull a gun on a police officer they are trained to shoot to kill. I herd this guy was sick and nuts . He wanted to die! Death by cop...
i know for a fact he wasnt "nuts" and u "heard" rumors honestly no one knows for sure what happened except for 2 deputies& the man who died---but IMO it seems like it couldve been handled differently/ he wasnt caught in the act of commiting a crime or anything/ idk a shot to the head is Extreme to me
waste of time

Charleston, WV

#4 Dec 15, 2011
why wrote:
<quoted text> i know for a fact he wasnt "nuts" and u "heard" rumors honestly no one knows for sure what happened except for 2 deputies& the man who died---but IMO it seems like it couldve been handled differently/ he wasnt caught in the act of commiting a crime or anything/ idk a shot to the head is Extreme to me
Two deputies and a recorded video tape of the shooting !!!!!!!
Aura Creations

Meadowbrook, WV

#5 Dec 20, 2011
J FIt wrote:
Somebody pull a gun on a police officer they are trained to shoot to kill. I herd this guy was sick and nuts . He wanted to die! Death by cop...
Did it ever occur to you that this man has a family? That he was a father and a grandfather? Or are you a heartless bastard spreading rumors like a junior high student with no regard to anyone else but your gossip loving ears?

Where did you hear he was nuts? Surely not the papers or the news, which I've kept tabs on both.

I can tell you for a fact if he were looking for death by cop it would not have been on an abandoned road and I can tell you he would have left something behind for his children to read or see.

How can I tell you? Because I am his daughter, and his friend. I am someone he confided in even in his darkest hours.

So grow a heart asshole, because someday it may be someone you love on here who is degraded by strangers who know nothing of them.

Since: Jun 11

Philippi, WV

#6 Dec 20, 2011
Why would he pull a gun if he didn't want to die then, I guess now noone will ever know unless the State police uncover something new which I doubt will happen. Sorry for your loss, people shouldn't assume anyone was sick or nuts. People do rash things sometimes unfortunately. I pray for the deputies and the family of the man who was shot.

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#7 Dec 20, 2011
Chrissi82 wrote:
Why would he pull a gun if he didn't want to die then, I guess now noone will ever know unless the State police uncover something new which I doubt will happen. Sorry for your loss, people shouldn't assume anyone was sick or nuts. People do rash things sometimes unfortunately. I pray for the deputies and the family of the man who was shot.
None of us will know why he pulled the gun but I can tell you it wasn't because he wanted to die. If you wanted to die would you be on an empty road where they may or may not come upon you? His potassium could have been messed up. He was hypoclemic (sp?). When his potassium got low he couldn't think straight just like when my sugar gets to high or low. He'd been out there all day. He could have been dehydrated. There are a million reasons a man can be in an altered frame of mind and not all of them are because you want to die.
Yep

Fairmont, WV

#8 Dec 20, 2011
Regardless of the situation, or medical condition...if you pull a gun on a cop then what do you expect to happen? It's a terrible situation for everyone involved. The truth of the matter is..that deputy had to make the best choice for himself, his family and his grandchildren to make sure he got home that night safely.
Jim West

Chicago, IL

#9 Dec 21, 2011
Just like a zombie movie double tap tap.drop him quick and make it count. Dead men tell no tales!

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#10 Dec 21, 2011
Believe me, I know how dangerous a gun is and my father knew it. I just find comments offensive that are completely soulless like J Fit and Jim West. To judge a man and a situation you know nothing about in such a way is mean. Did he make a poor choice that night? No doubt, but does he deserve to be called nuts and sick? No. Does he deserve to be made a joke as Jim West has done and compared to a zombie? Absolutely not. Because he didn't fire that weapon. He made a mistake. Maybe he was scared? It was dark and he was alone with two cops. He's had bad encounters with them before where he was treated unfairly and even harmed. So maybe he was afraid. Does it sound like I'm making excuses? Perhaps, but he didn't hurt anyone so who are you to judge him so harshly? Perhaps you have no questions of the choices made and even I can understand them because if it happened the way I was told there wasn't enough time to make another choice but as happy as you are for them keep in mind that my father's children did not get their father home safe that night. His young grandchildren will know him only by our words. There is a void in our lives. He was not a bad man. One bad choice does not make you a bad person or sick, or nuts. There are serial killers, rapists, and child molesters who were not shot in the head and killed. So consider that when you make your heartless comments. He was just a man and not a bad man. He died where tons of murders, rapists, and child molesters live and continue to burden the world by their existence where my father is dead and has left only a hole in the hearts of the people he loved and who loved him.

I can admit pulling the gun was wrong. I can admit the cop did what he needed or thought he needed to do. It was a bad situation with no winners, even the sheriff will tell you that. What I cannot handle is the cold responses and accusations. He was not sick or nuts. He does not deserve to be treated like a criminal or a joke. The death of a person is never a joke.

This isn't a zombie movie Jim West. This was a tragedy. I pray to God when someone you love dies no one makes such poor cruel jokes as you have made.

If something horrible ever happens to anyone any of you love I pray to God you never have to face it in the light of the public eye. I pray you never come on a site you know you shouldn't because the world is cruel and read the heartless words of people with no souls. I pray God is with you and shows you the error of your ways.

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#11 Dec 21, 2011
For those of you who judge my comments nuts this does not bother me but I would love to know why? Is being unhappy with the cruelty of the world crazy? Is being sad over my father's passing nuts? Or perhaps people like J Fit assume me nuts because he assumes my father the same way. I only wish to open the eyes of the ignorant. I only wish to make you stop and consider what you all post on here may do to another human being. I have been on these boards before and it makes me sick to see people slander and judge other people with no regard to feelings of those you judge. Do you think because it is online that it can't hurt someone? Do you think it makes you funny or powerful to be mean on a message board where no consequence can be linked to you? Are your worlds so small and so sad that you have nothing better to do than hate and judge everyone else?
Anonymous

Burton, WV

#12 Dec 21, 2011
Police officers are trained to kill, they don't have time to analyze an individual and the specific circumstances surrounding a situation. If they take time to analyze, they can end up dead themselves. For anybody who is attacking the officer, I'm sure he is troubled by it, as would be any officer who has to use deadly force. It's not something any officer wants to do, but it's something that has to be done at times. I'm sure he wasn't on a trigger happy killing spree, it has been pretty well proven that the man killed drew a weapon. As for the man killed and his family, it is equally if not more difficult. Stop being so heartless. Even if it was suicide by police it's not something people should be outraged and cruel over, it's a sad thing that his life was lost regardless of the circumstances. No one knows for sure what motivated him to pull his weapon, and no one should pass judgement on anyone. God will do the judging.
I see stupid people

Fairmont, WV

#13 Dec 21, 2011
why wrote:
Okay...assuming we can even believe the story that this man pulled a weapon... Was it loaded? Did he aim it? More importantly...did the deputy act appropritely or in haste??? I dont think their training is to shoot to kill... They seem pretty taser happy any other time..why not use one??? Or just a disabling shot? & why isnt another agency investigating this?
Okay, listen up dumba$$!!! If an idiot pulls a gun, it doesn't matter if it was loaded or aimed. We don't have to wait for someone to shoot at us before we return fire you idiot!!! Much good that would do huh? Hope they miss on the first shot so we get a chance to shoot back? Is that really your idea? Are you really that stupid? Yeah, I am going to use a tazer on someone with a gun and hope it works on them. Some of you people are so freaking dumb it is almost funny. I don't work for that particular agency nor am I very fond of some of the things they do, but your post is simply moronic! Here is a tip... don't procreate!
Jack

Fairmont, WV

#14 Dec 22, 2011
I see stupid people wrote:
<quoted text>
Okay, listen up dumba$$!!! If an idiot pulls a gun, it doesn't matter if it was loaded or aimed. We don't have to wait for someone to shoot at us before we return fire you idiot!!! Much good that would do huh? Hope they miss on the first shot so we get a chance to shoot back? Is that really your idea? Are you really that stupid? Yeah, I am going to use a tazer on someone with a gun and hope it works on them. Some of you people are so freaking dumb it is almost funny. I don't work for that particular agency nor am I very fond of some of the things they do, but your post is simply moronic! Here is a tip... don't procreate!
Lord, I hope you never carry a gun. You sound as crazy as most of these other people. You certainly are not a professional, by the way you talk. You must be nuts.
Jim West

Fairmont, WV

#15 Dec 22, 2011
aura_creations wrote:
Believe me, I know how dangerous a gun is and my father knew it. I just find comments offensive that are completely soulless like J Fit and Jim West. To judge a man and a situation you know nothing about in such a way is mean. Did he make a poor choice that night? No doubt, but does he deserve to be called nuts and sick? No. Does he deserve to be made a joke as Jim West has done and compared to a zombie? Absolutely not. Because he didn't fire that weapon. He made a mistake. Maybe he was scared? It was dark and he was alone with two cops. He's had bad encounters with them before where he was treated unfairly and even harmed. So maybe he was afraid. Does it sound like I'm making excuses? Perhaps, but he didn't hurt anyone so who are you to judge him so harshly? Perhaps you have no questions of the choices made and even I can understand them because if it happened the way I was told there wasn't enough time to make another choice but as happy as you are for them keep in mind that my father's children did not get their father home safe that night. His young grandchildren will know him only by our words. There is a void in our lives. He was not a bad man. One bad choice does not make you a bad person or sick, or nuts. There are serial killers, rapists, and child molesters who were not shot in the head and killed. So consider that when you make your heartless comments. He was just a man and not a bad man. He died where tons of murders, rapists, and child molesters live and continue to burden the world by their existence where my father is dead and has left only a hole in the hearts of the people he loved and who loved him.
I can admit pulling the gun was wrong. I can admit the cop did what he needed or thought he needed to do. It was a bad situation with no winners, even the sheriff will tell you that. What I cannot handle is the cold responses and accusations. He was not sick or nuts. He does not deserve to be treated like a criminal or a joke. The death of a person is never a joke.
This isn't a zombie movie Jim West. This was a tragedy. I pray to God when someone you love dies no one makes such poor cruel jokes as you have made.
If something horrible ever happens to anyone any of you love I pray to God you never have to face it in the light of the public eye. I pray you never come on a site you know you shouldn't because the world is cruel and read the heartless words of people with no souls. I pray God is with you and shows you the error of your ways.
Tap Tap... Whatever!
I see stupid people

Fairmont, WV

#16 Dec 22, 2011
Jack wrote:
<quoted text>
Lord, I hope you never carry a gun. You sound as crazy as most of these other people. You certainly are not a professional, by the way you talk. You must be nuts.
Shoot (no pun intended), this person is the only one that has made any sense on here. The rest of you obviously don't know anything about law enforcement and what it takes for them to protect themselves and others. Yeah, makes a whole lot of sense for an officer to wait to be shot at before they can shoot back. If you people really believe that is the correct way, then you are the ones trhat are nucking futs!!!! Too many family members of the guy that got shot on here running their mouths. Hey, he made a mistake and paid with his life. Don't bring the officer down to his level just because he thought it was smart to pull out a gun on a cop. This is the real world people, not a video game. This is what is wrong with the world today, too many people that can't take responsibility for their actions and want to blame others.

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#17 Dec 22, 2011
I see stupid people wrote:
<quoted text>
Shoot (no pun intended), this person is the only one that has made any sense on here. The rest of you obviously don't know anything about law enforcement and what it takes for them to protect themselves and others. Yeah, makes a whole lot of sense for an officer to wait to be shot at before they can shoot back. If you people really believe that is the correct way, then you are the ones trhat are nucking futs!!!! Too many family members of the guy that got shot on here running their mouths. Hey, he made a mistake and paid with his life. Don't bring the officer down to his level just because he thought it was smart to pull out a gun on a cop. This is the real world people, not a video game. This is what is wrong with the world today, too many people that can't take responsibility for their actions and want to blame others.
If you had actually read anything I wrote you'd see I have not once tried to bring down the officer. To my knowledge I am his only family member on here. I said I understood the cop did what he needed to do. I realize how serious the situation is and was. I simply choose to defend my father's life while people call him sick and nuts. While people like Jim West here show no compassion and pure soulless behavior. I ask for not your sympathy or anger. I only ask you to realize Mike Rosser was human. He was a father, a grandfather, and a husband. He was my rock, my best friend, and my hero. He was the one person I could tell anything too and he's gone.

I am not so naive that I think there was any other option. I've talked to the sheriff and gotten the best idea of what went down that night as I could. When a man pulls a gun it is dangerous. Would I rather he got a shot off, be dead, and known as a cop killer? No. Was he right in his actions to pull a gun that night? No, but realize there may have been reasons. Realize he is not a bad person.

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#18 Dec 22, 2011
Dear Jim West, if you think you're funny you're not. If you think you can hurt me, you're wrong. I feel only pity for you. Clearly you have no heart, no soul. When judgement day comes and the Lord asks you why you intentionally set out to hurt an innocent girl grieving the loss of her father in the midst of a terrible situation made only worse by the circumstances and being held in the public eye I hope you have a good reason. I hope by then you've learned and I hope it was not by suffering a horrible loss of your own.

Some people would wish you pain. Some people would call you what you are: an asshole.

I will not.

Because I am my father's daughter. Were I in his place and he reading this he would be angry and I am. Actually, he would not react as calmly as I am but he knew some people were just mean.

I pray you never have to experience what I am going through because it is it's own form of hell. For me it will never end. My father will never walk me down the aisle at my wedding or dance with me at it. He will never give my fiance permission to marry his daughter. He will not make a toast at our wedding. He will not get to hold my children should I ever have any. He will not get to read my first published novel nor the dedication to him.

He doesn't get to see the tattoo I got in his memory. He doesn't get to see my brother finally decide to go to college or me decide to go back. He doesn't get to be with us at christmas. He doesn't get to watch tv with us or make steaks this summer.

He doesn't get to do any of that and more and none of us get to see him smile again or make a joke.

I am my father's daughter. I am strong and I will endure as he did. I will not let you get to me. I will simply pray for you to someday recover some sense of morality. To be as callus as you are something must be horribly wrong with you and so you must need help more than I. Because even though my father is dead I am a member of a close family. I have a man I will marry next year and a family who is there for me and friends who will never leave.

I have a heart. I sincerely hope someday you find yours.
jimmy watson

United States

#19 May 9, 2013
Jim West wrote:
<quoted text>Tap Tap... Whatever!
god iwish they made you ppl post your real name..your a fukng piece of shit and need your mouth washed out with soap and blood i wld love to smack the living shit outta you
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in disbelief

Saint Marys, WV

#21 Jun 11, 2013
the reason the police shot him was because the rest of their mafia wasn't there and they were scared !!!!! i have not ever ran into an officer i wouldn't consider a mommy's boy !!! give them a gun and look in their eyes you'll see mouth's slobbering !!! the guy they shot is now a joke to them,,, next time maybe the whole mafia will get to fire their weapons too !!! i can hear the other officer's now,,,,WHY DIDN'T YOU WAIT ON US WE WANTED TO SHOOT OUR GUNS TO!!!

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