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The NBC29 newsroom received the following press release from the Harrisonburg Police Department: The Harrisonburg Police Department is investigating an incident that took place earlier this evening in the 1000 block of Old Furnace Road. Full Story
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citizen

Scottsville, VA

#1 Dec 2, 2011
Gun control is being able to hit your target.
TEX

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Dec 2, 2011
Sorry this guy got wounded BUT, common sense says you dont bring a knife to a GUN fight
Fred

Palmyra, VA

#3 Dec 2, 2011
The police have no less right to self defense as any other citizen. According to the report, the officer ordered the man to drop the weapon. He didn't and charged. The officer defended himself and others. I just hope the Hburg police don't suspend this guy.
citizen

Scottsville, VA

#4 Dec 3, 2011
Fred wrote:
The police have no less right to self defense as any other citizen. According to the report, the officer ordered the man to drop the weapon. He didn't and charged. The officer defended himself and others. I just hope the Hburg police don't suspend this guy.
I hope they give him a bonus and dinner for the family at the Silver Thatch.
OSOK

Hollywood, FL

#5 Dec 3, 2011
Gun control almost at it's finest. A little more training, and a little more practice and I think this officer can master it.
Sorry for all involved though. This is never a positive experience for anyone.
the reason

Lisbon, OH

#6 Dec 3, 2011
I agree with most, but it said the the man who was shoot was disturbed,[ a lot of people are the 1 st of month ]did the deputy have a TASER or less use of force, or we will never know ,maybe he had to use last line of defense ! It's hard on deputy & the man & his family, sorry ,his crime was being disturbed at 1 st. P.S. before you all jump on me I know law enforcement & 1 st amendment , I do protect my land any way I have to!
Areyoukiddingme

Williamsburg, VA

#7 Dec 3, 2011
the reason wrote:
I agree with most, but it said the the man who was shoot was disturbed,[ a lot of people are the 1 st of month ]did the deputy have a TASER or less use of force, or we will never know ,maybe he had to use last line of defense ! It's hard on deputy & the man & his family, sorry ,his crime was being disturbed at 1 st. P.S. before you all jump on me I know law enforcement & 1 st amendment , I do protect my land any way I have to!
The Officer used the force necessary to stop a lethal force attack. I don't care if the guy was insane you run at someone with a knife you should be shot. Double tap one to the chest and one to the head.
Now

Charlottesville, VA

#8 Dec 3, 2011
Areyoukiddingme wrote:
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The Officer used the force necessary to stop a lethal force attack. I don't care if the guy was insane you run at someone with a knife you should be shot. Double tap one to the chest and one to the head.
If you "knew" law enforcement, you wouldn't refer to the officer as a "deputy". It's a police officer of the Harrisonburg Police Department.
Now

Charlottesville, VA

#9 Dec 3, 2011
Sorry, I replied to the wrong post!
Liberalace

Charlottesville, VA

#10 Dec 3, 2011
Do we have a name of the perp? Was he Latino? Sorry, but "Droppo el knife-o" might not have been understood by the suspect.

I 'spose all the libs will cry out: "Why didn't he taser the suspect?"
disgusted

Dayton, OH

#11 Dec 3, 2011
That officer did exactly what he was trained to do. Good job. This guy wanted it if he made the decision to charge the officer with a knife.
excuse

Orange, VA

#12 Dec 3, 2011
Insane is something a person allows themself to be
Guardian

Charlottesville, VA

#13 Dec 3, 2011
I guess the only people they can safely tazer are unarmed teenagers and the elderly that back talk while being ticketed. If you want to see your distraught, or emotionally disturbed family members killed, by all means call your local PD for assistance, they appear to be more than eager to shoot them for you.
Guardian

Charlottesville, VA

#14 Dec 3, 2011
I guess the truth hurts the guilty and the like minded.
Crack Scooter

Dillwyn, VA

#15 Dec 3, 2011
The cop should have used a shotgun. The zonked out druggie that attacked him with a knife will be on the welfare rolls for the next 50 years. One day the saps around here might figure out why their taxes are so high-----half the people are living off the other half.
perspective

Charlottesville, VA

#16 Dec 3, 2011
No taser no gas, just shoot first and ask questions later. Like the other poster said, gas and tasers are for the old and infirm. But if you gas a cop its a federal offence. The most dangerous animal on the face of the earth is a man with a badge and gun. Neanderthals at best.
Jude

Richmond, VA

#17 Dec 3, 2011
Sounds legit if he really did advise him multiple times to drop the knife. It was either him or the perp. Investigation is pretty standard when people start slinging lead.

I love how many of you idiots make light of shooting someone though, you guys sound like you do it every day. A cop may do it once in his life around these parts and it can be a life-altering thing. Smart money is half of you would wet yourself if you were ever in that situation, probably couldn't even get the safety off.
perspective

Charlottesville, VA

#18 Dec 3, 2011
Jude wrote:
Sounds legit if he really did advise him multiple times to drop the knife. It was either him or the perp. Investigation is pretty standard when people start slinging lead.
I love how many of you idiots make light of shooting someone though, you guys sound like you do it every day. A cop may do it once in his life around these parts and it can be a life-altering thing. Smart money is half of you would wet yourself if you were ever in that situation, probably couldn't even get the safety off.
Keep gambling moron. Cops are pigs, always have been, always will be.
Jude

Richmond, VA

#19 Dec 3, 2011
perspective wrote:
<quoted text>Cops are pigs, always have been, always will be.
I agree, but if it's either you or the dude with the knife, you have to do what you have to do. No time to consider getting a taser out unless he's a football field away.

Easy to tell where you get your perspective from. Don't worry, I totally understand. This time of year sometimes the only place one can find warmth is up ones' own behind.
fedup

Waynesboro, VA

#20 Dec 3, 2011
perspective wrote:
<quoted text>Keep gambling moron. Cops are pigs, always have been, always will be.


sounds like you have been in this criminals spot before? too bad the outcome wasn't the same.:)

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