Officer injured after high-speed chase

There are 20 comments on the Farmington Daily Times story from Feb 18, 2011, titled Officer injured after high-speed chase. In it, Farmington Daily Times reports that:

A Farmington police officer remains in fair condition at San Juan Regional Medical Center after he was struck Thursday by a woman eluding police in a high-speed chase.

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Farmington, NM

#1 Feb 18, 2011
This girl is CRAZY to the full extent! WHY was she even given a bond??? She should NOT be allowed out of jail for ANY reason! She is a danger not only to herself but DEFINITELY a danger to others. She doesn't care who she hurts!!!
Crazy white boy

Albuquerque, NM

#2 Feb 18, 2011
I sure hope she doesn't get some lame plea deal where she does no time and only gets probation or something like our good ol judges around here like to give.
disgusted

Rio Rancho, NM

#3 Feb 18, 2011
she will either be found incompetent and let go. or given probation by one of our worthless judges or if it goes to trial our jury will let her back on the streets like the juvenile murderer
Native Mom

United States

#4 Feb 18, 2011
My prayers for a speedy recovery for the officer.

It sounds like this girl is mental , hope she gets the help she needs.
WHAT THE

Farmington, NM

#5 Feb 18, 2011
That's just to crazy, thought any officer that is on a high speed chase threw town is suppose to back off... hmmm....
Farmington Lady

Aztec, NM

#6 Feb 18, 2011
I really want to know how a woman with mental illness can come into this country in the first place.
If she wants to cause all of this damage to people and material objects, send her back to where she came....
my2sense

Albuquerque, NM

#7 Feb 18, 2011
Our prayers for a speedy recovery for the officer and that he will have no permanent damages to his arm.

And, Oh Yes! This girl definately has mental issues.
She's well known for other problems and run-ins.
How in heaven's name did she bond out? This decision needs to be examined and the judge questioned about the decision.
Average

Albuquerque, NM

#8 Feb 18, 2011
Farmington Lady wrote:
I really want to know how a woman with mental illness can come into this country in the first place.
If she wants to cause all of this damage to people and material objects, send her back to where she came....
Are you certain she wasn't born in this country?
just reading

Delano, MN

#9 Feb 18, 2011
will keep the officer in our prayers for a speedy recovery. the other party needs help.
doc-z

Santa Fe, NM

#10 Feb 18, 2011
sounds like something my wife would do to me
vacationer

Pleasant Prairie, WI

#11 Feb 18, 2011
WHAT THE wrote:
That's just to crazy, thought any officer that is on a high speed chase threw town is suppose to back off... hmmm....
High speed pursuits often end in disaster. They are very fun for the assailant and the police. Lots of excitement, lots of adrenaline, and great stories for the future. The police in the area need to have and enforce a "NO CHASE POLICY" (unless known felony fugitive is running). Chasing a mentally challenged girl in a state of complete chaos cannot have a positive outcome.

Now a cop is injured and his family suffers. It could have been children that were hurt, it could have been the elderly that was hurt, it could have been you, it could have been your children.

Surely a freaked out 20 year old female with boy problems did not present an immediate danger to the public until forced into a high speed chase?

Keep the public safe! Put a bullet in the next homocidal zombie that begins ramming cars after being commanded to "STOP". Why let her on the highway to endanger me?
hop sing

Farmington, NM

#12 Feb 18, 2011
She must be a PAC employee
sanea

Apache Junction, AZ

#13 Feb 18, 2011
she needs to be send back to vietnam.
my thoughts

United States

#14 Feb 18, 2011
vacationer wrote:
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High speed pursuits often end in disaster. They are very fun for the assailant and the police. Lots of excitement, lots of adrenaline, and great stories for the future. The police in the area need to have and enforce a "NO CHASE POLICY" (unless known felony fugitive is running). Chasing a mentally challenged girl in a state of complete chaos cannot have a positive outcome.
Now a cop is injured and his family suffers. It could have been children that were hurt, it could have been the elderly that was hurt, it could have been you, it could have been your children.
Surely a freaked out 20 year old female with boy problems did not present an immediate danger to the public until forced into a high speed chase?
Keep the public safe! Put a bullet in the next homocidal zombie that begins ramming cars after being commanded to "STOP". Why let her on the highway to endanger me?
FPD does back off of chases if there is immanent danger. Kudos to FPD!
Just saying

Littleton, CO

#15 Feb 18, 2011
Send that Ho to Las Looney
think about it

Albuquerque, NM

#16 Feb 18, 2011
vacationer wrote:
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Surely a freaked out 20 year old female with boy problems did not present an immediate danger to the public until forced into a high speed chase?
Keep the public safe! Put a bullet in the next homocidal zombie that begins ramming cars after being commanded to "STOP". Why let her on the highway to endanger me?
You aren't really thinking this through, are you? The police responded appropriately for the situation. This was not "just" a girl with boy problems! This was an adult in a vehicle that was being used as a weapon. Of course the law officers have to follow her! And that statement about shooting her while she's banging her vehicle through the cop cars is ridiculous! You've played too many video games, or watched too much crap out of Hollywood. No responsibly trained officer is going to fire his/her weapon into a vehicle that's surrounded by other police officers. There's no guarantee an officer won't get hurt in the crossfire. And never mind the uproar if they had shot her in her vehicle! Police "brutality" would have been shouted from the rooftops! I love the Monday morning quarterbacking most posters do on this forum. You can bet it sounds all nice and reasonable discussing this around the water cooler, but when you're in the thick of it, and it's all happening in a matter of minutes, or even seconds, there's nothing to do but let the training kick in.

I wish a speedy recovery to Officer Stock. Thanks to all of our local law forces for the very good work they do. You are appreciated!
Just saying

Littleton, CO

#17 Feb 18, 2011
Just saying wrote:
Send that **** to Las Looney
Ok.. sorry. Send Ms. Ho to Las Looney.
Only the lonely

Shiprock, NM

#18 Feb 18, 2011
Where was shawn scott and his equalizer during all this. Oh I'm sorry she was armed with a vehicle.
Just saying

Littleton, CO

#19 Feb 18, 2011
Just saying wrote:
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Ok.. sorry. Send Ms.**** to Las Looney.
Geez. Ok the one whose last name starts with an H and ends in a O
Arm Chair QB

Pleasant Prairie, WI

#20 Feb 18, 2011
think about it wrote:
<quoted text>
You aren't really thinking this through, are you? The police responded appropriately for the situation. This was not "just" a girl with boy problems! This was an adult in a vehicle that was being used as a weapon. Of course the law officers have to follow her! And that statement about shooting her while she's banging her vehicle through the cop cars is ridiculous! You've played too many video games, or watched too much crap out of Hollywood. No responsibly trained officer is going to fire his/her weapon into a vehicle that's surrounded by other police officers. There's no guarantee an officer won't get hurt in the crossfire. And never mind the uproar if they had shot her in her vehicle! Police "brutality" would have been shouted from the rooftops! I love the Monday morning quarterbacking most posters do on this forum. You can bet it sounds all nice and reasonable discussing this around the water cooler, but when you're in the thick of it, and it's all happening in a matter of minutes, or even seconds, there's nothing to do but let the training kick in.
I wish a speedy recovery to Officer Stock. Thanks to all of our local law forces for the very good work they do. You are appreciated!
Oh, I am thinking it through. I have just watched the video of the officers making initial contact. Could have had the situation under control immediately simply shooting the radiator out of the car, shooting the driver, shooting the tires out, using the pickup to thoroughly box her in, using the police car to trap her. Instead she is allowed to pursue on the public street. Jeopardizing my safety, your safety, the officers safety, the communities safety.

You probably wouldn't be whistling the same tune if the crazy ***** had run over your mother, father, grandson, sister, brother, fiance, grandmother, grandfather, boyfriend, girlfriend, kids, etc....

The weapon comes into play i.e., the car after the officers loss control. The car was not a menace to the public until the chase began.

If I remember correctly an officer with the last name Tracy fired on a driver at the Mustang fuel station on Butler and 30th when the punk decided to use the vehicle as a weapon. What's the difference now?

So now we have officers chasing a girl i.e., crazy terrorist, lust killer, rapist, sadist into our streets to claim justice? No, the cops are putting everyone in jeaopardy in order to chase down an emotionally upset woman, who could be picked up anytime in the near future, without incident.

Unfortunately, they chased an emotionally upset woman into one of their own. This is not about the cops and the robbers, this is about safety and common sense.

I would love to see what the injuried officer would have to say.

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