Standoff subject found dead

Standoff subject found dead

There are 33 comments on the WAVY Norfolk Hampton Roads story from Feb 27, 2009, titled Standoff subject found dead. In it, WAVY Norfolk Hampton Roads reports that:

During a Friday afternoon news conference, Portsmouth police gave a detailed account of a standoff that left two officers with gunshot wounds and one man dead.

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Great Point

Tarawa Terrace, NC

#22 Feb 28, 2009
macsar wrote:
Just a prime example of why Police, Fire, and Ems need to be payed more. These guys put their lives on the line every day for us.Some take for granted what they do. We all should be deeply in dept to them for what they do for us EVERY DAY.
My husband is a police officer in suffolk and is apart of the depts swat team. There is not one day that he goes to work that I don't prepare myself for a notification. There are some crazy people out there that he has to take on everyday. Thanks for the kind words and may god bless everyone of them every day
Great Point

Tarawa Terrace, NC

#23 Feb 28, 2009
N Sider wrote:
L Hamilton, two little kids selling cookies? That is even more asinine and irrational. You think the man would have felt threatened by two little kids. Utterly retarded analogy on your part. Please continue to subjugate with your ignorance and fodder, Please.
Most people would not feel that the police are a threat but when you are mentally ill lots of things are going on in ones mind. In his case he may have been back in the war that caused his mental illness. The police were doing the right thing but this man was not a bad person. Just because you have a mental illness from serving our country does not make you a bad person.
What in the world

Tarawa Terrace, NC

#24 Feb 28, 2009
N Sider wrote:
GooneyPooPoo........That is nonsense as well.
Is your name 'steal horse" on another thread about a renegade biker gang? You sound like another idiott I have been reading posts on.
P-town Mom of 2

Norfolk, VA

#25 Feb 28, 2009
Great Point we appreciate your husbands job everyday and I think that maybe N Sider has been in the back of one of those police cars before.
Funny

Tarawa Terrace, NC

#26 Feb 28, 2009
Ctina wrote:
I believe the family was taking care of him. He was a peaceful man who kept to himself. After he told the officers to leave his property they should have left. Either way PPD did not need 55 officers to respond to 1 mental man. The PPD could have handled the situation much better.
I always throws me back how so many people always want to blame the police and wonder why in the world there are so many people from the dept on hand. All of you people who wonder this need to spend sometime at your local police dept and do some ride alongs so you have a better understanding of why they do things the way that they do. First of all....when the swat team is called out to assist on a situation the entire team has to go because they all work as one and have different functions one swat team can have up to 20 or more members. They tried to talk to this man that is why they were throwing a cell phone in to him so someone could have communication with the man wether it be the police or his family which was the intention here. This man opened fire on them while they were trying to gain phone contact with him. The police officers did not want to kill this man, they only wanted to help because the family asked them to do so. They did not go there asking the man to open fire on them and noone is going to stand back and not fire back at someone shooting at them especially the police who were getting shot. Think about it a little more before you go blaming the police for everything. My husband has been a cop for 14 years a very decorated cop at that and has only gone to work everyday to serve and protect the people in our city. He has helped so many people to get their life in order and has taken alot of people who had no home off the street and assisted them in finding housing and other things they needed to live. Most police men and woman are the same way. they get into this profession to help people not to shoot them.
N Sider

Sandston, VA

#27 Feb 28, 2009
Hey What in the world
No, that is not I. Which thread, I'd like to read it.
P-town Mom of 2
No, I have zero criminal record. I spent the past 25 years serving our country so silly little people like you would be safe from harm. Get off your back and close them legs 'cause your starting to stink up the place and the SPSA plant doesn't like competition.
BROTHERINBLUE

Smithfield, VA

#28 Feb 28, 2009
if you only you knew what we do on the streets at night and what we deal with each and everyday only trying to make a small diff. in the world or change someone's life for the better. we do whats right and live by truth and integrity. Officer Natal and Officer Blystone, you did great! its a horrible feeling to be called to a house to save someone and have to take thier life to save your self instead. God bless those m fellow brothers in blue, stay safe and remember heros live forever

Since: Feb 09

Norfolk, VA

#29 Feb 28, 2009
N sider you need to remember that this area is full of people who served our country( all of them we are greatful for) and that police officers serve our city on a daily basis to keep us safe from harm. Your are quick with the negative comments on others, are you compensating for something with all your big words?
Ctina

Chesapeake, VA

#30 Mar 1, 2009
I wasn't sucking nobody off maybe that was your mother, but anyway get an education first so you learn to proofread your blogs. Then get back at me. Mr. Frank Wright
Ctina

Chesapeake, VA

#31 Mar 1, 2009
Great Point wrote:
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My husband is a police officer in suffolk and is apart of the depts swat team. There is not one day that he goes to work that I don't prepare myself for a notification. There are some crazy people out there that he has to take on everyday. Thanks for the kind words and may god bless everyone of them every day
I totally respect what your husband does because I have the same motivation to serve. But I have been second guessing the morale of police officers since I have chosen the path of criminal justice. I agree that police, teachers, and others alike should get paid more for the work that they do.
spradlin

Staunton, VA

#32 Mar 1, 2009
Why didnt the cops let the family try and talk to him ! This man was a vet and he fought for us in the worse war there was. The Vietnam vets were treated bad when they came back STRAIGHT UP ! And we as a country didnt care and now we all let him down again ! AND AS FOR THE GUY WHO CALLED HIM AN ANIMAL, YOU SHOULD LOOK IN THE MIRROR AT YOURSELF !! My prayers go out to his family. I lost my brother 6yrs ago from a sleigh riding accident. I know it wasnt the same but i know how your heart hurts for your brother. MAY GOD BE WITH YOUR FAMILY.
Gooneygoogoo

Portsmouth, VA

#33 Mar 1, 2009
spradlin wrote:
Why didnt the cops let the family try and talk to him ! This man was a vet and he fought for us in the worse war there was. The Vietnam vets were treated bad when they came back STRAIGHT UP ! And we as a country didnt care and now we all let him down again ! AND AS FOR THE GUY WHO CALLED HIM AN ANIMAL, YOU SHOULD LOOK IN THE MIRROR AT YOURSELF !! My prayers go out to his family. I lost my brother 6yrs ago from a sleigh riding accident. I know it wasnt the same but i know how your heart hurts for your brother. MAY GOD BE WITH YOUR FAMILY.
It's pretty simple really. Some of these mental people feel that if they talk to a family member, that they can say a final goodbuy before commiting suicide or another desperate act.

As far as Nsider, he can't and won't explain my questions of him. Hard to beleive you can get a internet connection while living in a trash dumpster. He was also Coast Gaurd and not Navy otherwise.

I've read up on this prankster.
Bob

Norfolk, VA

#34 Mar 1, 2009
Smithfield wrote:
James, I would be careful who you call a filthy stinking animal. This man was a Vietnam vet. I call this more of a tragedy.
So he was a Vietnam Vet. Timothy McVey was a Desert Storm Vet and look what he did to this country. Live by the law or die by the law.

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