Deputy who shot armed Hammond man once put on leave for earlier...

One of the St. Croix County sheriff's deputies who shot Jacob Lee Sperl late Saturday had previously been put on administrative leave for discharging a firearm, the St. Full Story
Yea

United States

#3 Feb 25, 2008
Earth, after life, whatever, if a gun is pointed at me, good chance that I am going to shoot to save my life. WHo cares how many times he has been involved that is part of his job isn't it?
Like the first poster said, "who cares"
Justathought

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Feb 25, 2008
I've noticed that the TV show COPS generally reserves the lions share of their broadcasts to crimes committed by white men. Of course, lately they've devoted entire shows to the antics of "bad girls." 48 Hours conversely limits their view to homicides committed by black men primarily in Chicago, Dallas, and states in the south. I propose a show to view the work of cops when dealing with cops who've ran afoul of the law. They could start with the drunk driving homicidal deputy from Olmstead County.
josh

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Feb 25, 2008
unless i missed somthing, whats the point of this?
chad

Madison, WI

#6 Feb 25, 2008
anytime a police officer is involved in a shooting they are put on administrative leave, it is not newsworthy to point out that he had been put on leave before....that is part of his job....
none of your business

United States

#8 Feb 25, 2008
10 SHOTS IS UNCALLED FOR. MAYBE THAT IS WHY THE POLICE ARE SHORT ON BULLETS, BECAUSE THEY ARE TO DANG TRIGGER HAPPY. FEEL SORRY FOR THE FAMILY, THAT THIS HAD TO HAPPEN TO. DOESN'T SOUND LIKE THEY REALLY GAVE THE GUY A CHANCE TO EVEN TALK.
jennifer lee

Minneapolis, MN

#9 Feb 25, 2008
I DONT UNDERSTAND WHY THE POLICE NOW DAYS ARE SO TRIGGER HAPPY AT ALL. THEY DONT NEED TO TASE AND PULL TRIGGERS.
THEY NEED TO LEARN HOW TO HANDLE THE PUBLIC BETTER THEN PULLING THE TRIGGER ALL THE TIME.
THE POLICE MAN WHO DID FIRED NEEDS TO LOS THIS JOB . THIS IS HIS THIRD OFFENSE.
I FEEL SO BAD FOR THE FAMILY AND ALL THE FRIENDS OF THE FAMILY .
Missouri Friend

Springfield, MO

#10 Feb 25, 2008
One would think that the officer's call to duty would be to help the young man... Seems like we have been getting to far away from that subject in life. One kid basically crying for help, and all he needed was someone to talk to, someone to tell him that it's not worth it, and that there is more to life than this. In the cases of suicidal call ins, more often than not the person that is making the call in, isn't going to do anything of the sort. They are looking for help in a desperate time of need. Even as an officer on a suicidal call in, I wouldn't feel to threatened if someone pointed a gun at me because that's not the person's objective. I think this situation may have been taken out of hand.
josh

Minneapolis, MN

#11 Feb 25, 2008
Missouri Friend wrote:
One would think that the officer's call to duty would be to help the young man... Seems like we have been getting to far away from that subject in life. One kid basically crying for help, and all he needed was someone to talk to, someone to tell him that it's not worth it, and that there is more to life than this. In the cases of suicidal call ins, more often than not the person that is making the call in, isn't going to do anything of the sort. They are looking for help in a desperate time of need. Even as an officer on a suicidal call in, I wouldn't feel to threatened if someone pointed a gun at me because that's not the person's objective. I think this situation may have been taken out of hand.
dude - i was with you until the POINTED GUN part , then you lost me there...
i feel that you never know the whole situation till it's over, and a cop / anyone will shoot if you point a gun at them... only you wont..
cus im going home to see my kids. the other guy can goto the morgue...
One who knows

Green Bay, WI

#12 Feb 26, 2008
JOHNNY LAW ABIDING wrote:
A TRIGGER HAPPY,DONUT CHOMPIN', WIFE BEATIN' ABUSIVE PSYCHO COP
AND HE GETS PUT ON - GET THIS- PAID LEAVE!!!!!!!! THAT IS CRAP!!!!
ANY ONE IN BUSINESS- YOU SCREW UP - YOUR FIRED! WHY DO THEY DO?
ONLY PUT THESE A-HOLES ON PAID LEAVE??
MAYBE ...JUST MAYBE - IT REDUCES THE RISK OF THEM GOING
"POSTAL" AND GOING ON A (BLOODY) RAMPAGE.
Wow, you are a bigger idiot than most. The cop did his job and someday when you are in a life or death situation you will understand.
One who knows

Green Bay, WI

#13 Feb 26, 2008
jennifer lee wrote:
I DONT UNDERSTAND WHY THE POLICE NOW DAYS ARE SO TRIGGER HAPPY AT ALL. THEY DONT NEED TO TASE AND PULL TRIGGERS.
THEY NEED TO LEARN HOW TO HANDLE THE PUBLIC BETTER THEN PULLING THE TRIGGER ALL THE TIME.
THE POLICE MAN WHO DID FIRED NEEDS TO LOS THIS JOB . THIS IS HIS THIRD OFFENSE.
I FEEL SO BAD FOR THE FAMILY AND ALL THE FRIENDS OF THE FAMILY .
Third offense what and the hell are you talking about. So if someone points a loaded shotgun at you, instead of defending yourself or others you are going to try and talk. Feel sorry for you.
dale x

Minneapolis, MN

#15 Feb 27, 2008
every city gots to have their quota...

Since: Feb 08

United States

#16 Feb 27, 2008
iam suprised st.croix counties finest quit partying with underaged girls, doing illegal strip searches and stealing evidence long enough to go out and murder someone for no reason
Dan

Saint Paul, MN

#17 Feb 27, 2008
Good shooting. Now go show Minneapolis how to do it right!!!
Katie

Alexandria, MN

#18 Feb 27, 2008
Whitey wrote:
Ha! Glad St Croix County has cops that are not afraid to kill people who need killing!!!! WOOOT!
How do you know that he needed to be killed? that is pretty sad, he was a great friend of mine, yeah stupid for pointing a gun at the cops but when he is hugging somebody with the gun on the ground and the cops jump out a scare him thats bullshit. also 10 shots that ridiculous..... i understand that the cops felt threatened but not 10 shots worth.... 7 of those shots when he was on the ground!!!
One who knows

Green Bay, WI

#19 Feb 27, 2008
Katie wrote:
<quoted text>
How do you know that he needed to be killed? that is pretty sad, he was a great friend of mine, yeah stupid for pointing a gun at the cops but when he is hugging somebody with the gun on the ground and the cops jump out a scare him thats bullshit. also 10 shots that ridiculous..... i understand that the cops felt threatened but not 10 shots worth.... 7 of those shots when he was on the ground!!!
And I guess you know this because you were there at the scene. Do you have any idea what cops go through day in and day out. He pointed a loaded shotgun at the cops and had how many rounds on him. What do you think his intentions were if not to shoot innocent people. I understand that you lost your friend but don't blame the cops for your friends mistake.
Katie

Alexandria, MN

#20 Feb 27, 2008
i'm not blaming the cops for it i said that i understand they felt threatened and i also understand that they thought they needed to shoot, but you seem to know everything can you explain to me why they needed to shot 10 times? and i wasn't on the scene but I am best friends with his sister so I feel that I do know somethings that other people don't.
I really do want to know why they had to shot 10 times though?
also, I support the cops in shooting him as bad as that is to say but i would have done the same thing, one maybe two shots, but honestly knowing jacob he would not have shot them....
One who knows

Green Bay, WI

#21 Feb 27, 2008
Katie wrote:
i'm not blaming the cops for it i said that i understand they felt threatened and i also understand that they thought they needed to shoot, but you seem to know everything can you explain to me why they needed to shot 10 times? and i wasn't on the scene but I am best friends with his sister so I feel that I do know somethings that other people don't.
I really do want to know why they had to shot 10 times though?
also, I support the cops in shooting him as bad as that is to say but i would have done the same thing, one maybe two shots, but honestly knowing jacob he would not have shot them....
Katie,

I apologize for you and your friends lose and your right nothing will bring him back. When an officer fires a gun in a stressful situation do you think he has any idea how many shots he has fired. Absoulutely not. Police Officers are not taught to fire as many rounds as possible. It is a stressful situation for everyone involved including the subject, officer and any civilians around.

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