Deputies won't face discipline in cas...

Deputies won't face discipline in case of motorist who died

There are 14 comments on the WISH-TV 8 Indiana News story from Apr 8, 2008, titled Deputies won't face discipline in case of motorist who died. In it, WISH-TV 8 Indiana News reports that:

Two deputies will not be discliplined for not going into a field to investigate a car wreck in which the driver was later found dead.

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angry

Bloomington, IN

#1 Apr 9, 2008
I thought the police was there to protect and serve us if they see a car off in the field they should go look in it and make sure no one is in the vehicle i think this is stupid !!!!! they need to change the procedures and policies and the quote the officers made (The officers left without checking the vehicle, believing that someone had driven into the field intentionally to gather firewood.) I think this a crock of crap if the car looked like it was wrecked common sense they would go look it that guy could have survived and be with his family instead of being froze to death.
lbm

Newington, CT

#2 Apr 9, 2008
Why did they respond if they where not going to do there job?I mean what was the point in going out there if they where not going to cheeck things out?Thats what police do isen't it?i'm just sorry for the family for there loss.I hope I don't have to depend on the police for anything,I guess that saying about police is true they are lazy and spend most of there time at the donut shops.
lbm

Newington, CT

#3 Apr 9, 2008
Another thing!I think they should face some kind of charges because they did not do there job.police don't respond to a call like that and do a drive bye.what is up with that?It's not write I don't care what any one says.They where neglegent.I am pist about this and I can't emagine what the family is going through.
Mark

Indianapolis, IN

#4 Apr 9, 2008
lbm wrote:
Why did they respond if they where not going to do there job?I mean what was the point in going out there if they where not going to cheeck things out?Thats what police do isen't it?i'm just sorry for the family for there loss.I hope I don't have to depend on the police for anything,I guess that saying about police is true they are lazy and spend most of there time at the donut shops.
Why dont you keep your liberal new england nose up in your commi state we have enough of your kind down in bloomigton we dont need anymore. in other words Mind your own buisnessssssssssss,,,,,...Ha.
join the police force if you think you can do better. Our police Officers here in Indy are kick boodie and do one heck of a job after all they are human to... what good would it have done if they were found guilty of not looking..? Im sure they have already learned a valuable lesson which they will take into there police workin the future. My goodness you people act like they are the crimminals... get a life...!
Marlene Howell

AOL

#5 Apr 10, 2008
Come on now! They received two 911 calls! Was the man visibly outside his vehicle gathering wood which gave them the impression he drove off the road intentionally? No! They had a duty and responsibility to investigate since the 911 calls indicated they saw this vehicle veer off the road! They are responsible for this man's death and the department is taking no action? Yeah, I'd feel real safe in that county!
What iss Mark Thinking

Southfield, MI

#6 Apr 10, 2008
So, you write back to insult him and say that the officers already learned a lesson after someone died..hm...interesting. Doesn't everyone learn a lesson after someone dies where they were at least partly responsible for the person's death? Negligence is not a valid excuse in my opinion, seems like it is in yours though.
Everyone's human, but how dense do you have to be if you pick up the call on your radio the second time that someone might need your help, and then not do anything about it?
Mark

Indianapolis, IN

#7 Apr 12, 2008
What iss Mark Thinking wrote:
So, you write back to insult him and say that the officers already learned a lesson after someone died..hm...interesting. Doesn't everyone learn a lesson after someone dies where they were at least partly responsible for the person's death? Negligence is not a valid excuse in my opinion, seems like it is in yours though.
Everyone's human, but how dense do you have to be if you pick up the call on your radio the second time that someone might need your help, and then not do anything about it?
Wonder where you got your facts...?
since you are so quick to judge and condemn.
The
Drive by Media...????

it takes 100% facts to make a right judgement , especially when you step into the judgement seat of condeming some one elses actions and motives based on reports from the media..... wake up dude....!!!
put down the Gamboy and do your homework.
people like you insult my intellegance and ya I dont have alot but what I do have is common sense.
Lola

Tremont, IL

#8 Feb 8, 2009
Mark wrote:
<quoted text>
Wonder where you got your facts...?
since you are so quick to judge and condemn.
The
Drive by Media...????
it takes 100% facts to make a right judgement , especially when you step into the judgement seat of condeming some one elses actions and motives based on reports from the media..... wake up dude....!!!
put down the Gamboy and do your homework.
people like you insult my intellegance and ya I dont have alot but what I do have is common sense.
You are retarded.
Adam

Spring Hill, TN

#9 Feb 11, 2009
Mark wrote:
<quoted text>
... My goodness you people act like they are the crimminals... get a life...!
More than the majority are!
Jmad in Auburn IN

AOL

#11 Feb 26, 2009
If the officers thought someone was smoking marijuana ... I bet they would of walked back into that feild.... thats sad .........ain't it... i feel so sorry for that family. Who takes a car to cut and haul some firewood?? those cops are so guilty... just another example of police protection.... protecton for the police. My heart goes out to the Squire family.
insideman

Newport News, VA

#12 Mar 6, 2009
I know of the officer's in question. It was of course an investigation revealed it was "mis communication". However, the callers on 911 stated that the vehicle left the roadway at a high rate of speed, nearly causing other collisions. Yes they should have gone back to check. The reason they did not go and check is because another local city officer stated that people have permission to back at that wood line to gather firewood. My question is, who gets firewood from a field in car? Especially in the cold bitter Indiana winter? And since that time, one of the officer's involved has been promoted to Sergeant. Now what do you think of that?
auburngirl

Glencoe, IL

#13 Mar 12, 2009
I know for a fact that the man the was driving this car had Alzheimer's and shouldn't have even been driving that car. So I think it is his family who is at fault they should ave made sure that he had someone with him to take care of him. Also he had his license taken away from him several times and the state gave it back.So is it also the states fault??? Also the Garrett police officer that 1st got the call told the county officers that he had just walked the field and no one was there. I know the police officers that worked this case and they are GREAT. If i ever needed anything I could trust them. So I think all of you that think that these WONDERFUL OFFICERS need to be punished need to hear the WHOLE story not what the news says which is half of the story and then state your opinion.

Since: Aug 08

LaGrange, IN

#14 Oct 25, 2009
Mark wrote:
<quoted text>
Why dont you keep your liberal new england nose up in your commi state we have enough of your kind down in bloomigton we dont need anymore. in other words Mind your own buisnessssssssssss,,,,,...Ha.
join the police force if you think you can do better. Our police Officers here in Indy are kick boodie and do one heck of a job after all they are human to... what good would it have done if they were found guilty of not looking..? Im sure they have already learned a valuable lesson which they will take into there police workin the future. My goodness you people act like they are the crimminals... get a life...!
They are criminals to certain extent. The "LAW" here doesn't accept incompetence and negligence as an excuse, why should the people accept it from hired servants?
Spend any amount of time in the court system and you will see gross negligence and incompetence, It's unbelievable! False and incorrect paperwork, incompetent people, personal biases, you name it!

Small town America at it's finest!
the truth

Toledo, OH

#15 Dec 16, 2014
We don't need worthless cops fire them put them where they put us when we do wrong prison

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