BREAKING: Police responding to 'shots...

BREAKING: Police responding to 'shots fired' at White Sands Missile Range (4:30 p.m.)

There are 60 comments on the Las Cruces Sun-News story from May 30, 2011, titled BREAKING: Police responding to 'shots fired' at White Sands Missile Range (4:30 p.m.). In it, Las Cruces Sun-News reports that:

A report of shots being fired at White Sands Missile Range on Monday has led to a SWAT vehicle and at least two dozen Las Cruces police units being called in to help.

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WSMRKid86

Appleton, WI

#1 May 30, 2011
soooo glad we moved off of there. i grew up on Letterkenny.
AMD

Las Cruces, NM

#2 May 30, 2011
I lived on that street, too!
Jerry Seinfeld

Ashburn, VA

#3 May 30, 2011
... why would an enclosed military base need police assistance from civilian law enforcement agencies ??? Is WSMR's military police inadequate to handle a "domestic dispute" situation?? You would think an "MP" would have "soldier-like" training, unlike the training that a civilian police officer gets at a typical police academy ... Does that say something about the "real readiness level" of our country's national defense if the MP's can't handle routine security duties on THEIR OWN military bases ??? What is the deal ...
Dustin

Farmington, NM

#5 May 30, 2011
There are no MP's on post, it's straight DA Police here
Bahahahahah

Albuquerque, NM

#6 May 30, 2011
Jerry there are no MP's on the installation, do some research before posting in the future. You will do yourself a favor and not seem so stupid!! As for the DA police on the installation there a joke they can be seen sleeping around the golf course and range roads. You get pulled over for a simple speeding ticket and the whole shift will show up. With the 2nd Eng Bat now stationed at WSMR we need MP's, after multiple tours in Iraq its only going to get worse!
Help4U

Franklin, MI

#7 May 30, 2011
Support chat for soldiers can help someone struggling with getting back to living stateside
http://www.realwarriors.net/

To all the family in that home, my sincerest hope is that you find the strength to not be afraid to sleep peacefully and dream of a better future. You are all in the thoughts of many.

Since: Apr 11

Las Cruces, NM

#10 May 30, 2011
US Navy wrote:
I watched them driving up the pass. Seemed overkill if you ask me.
Well, nobody asked you if you thought it was overkill. You were not part of the operation and therefore, your opinion counts for very, very little. You could not possibly understand the reasoning for sending out the officers and the circumstances that led to that decision. So if in fact it seemed like overkill to you, it's because you're in a different reality than they are.
army wife

Albuquerque, NM

#11 May 30, 2011
I live right next door to the incident and am so glad it is finally over. We did get evacuated out but are now back home.
Retired MP

Las Cruces, NM

#13 May 30, 2011
I worked on WSMR as an MP and currently as a civilian. Nobody really knows the situation on hand. If LC Police were called it was probably for a good reason. Our community needs to be protected and whatever it takes to protect, then it will be done. To everyone that thinks you know what is going on ... get your FACTS straight before you speak. Remember these soldiers are only human and they also support our great country... please show some compassion to them and their families!!
Memorial Day

Albuquerque, NM

#14 May 30, 2011
God bless every soldier for fighting for our freedoms, including the freedom to run our pathetic, disrespectful mouths about everything we don't know, but are much too ignorant to just STFU!
God Bless Our Troops

United States

#17 May 30, 2011
Im a Vet and a civilian at WSMR and the whole base knows that the DA police are incompetent to conduct a successful operation on there own!!
no mames

Scottsdale, AZ

#18 May 30, 2011
A local capable highly trained swat team responding to assist a local agency is not "overkill". This was a dangerous rapidly evolving situation which could have been worse. Kudos to all law enforcement and command staff at wsmr for reaching out for assistance. Good job to all the men and women involved. Everyone who disagrees with this response is ignorant and can kiss my a$$. I will keep the family and friends of this soldier in my prayers.
Army Wife

Las Cruces, NM

#19 May 30, 2011
Jerry Seinfeld wrote:
... why would an enclosed military base need police assistance from civilian law enforcement agencies ??? Is WSMR's military police inadequate to handle a "domestic dispute" situation?? You would think an "MP" would have "soldier-like" training, unlike the training that a civilian police officer gets at a typical police academy ... Does that say something about the "real readiness level" of our country's national defense if the MP's can't handle routine security duties on THEIR OWN military bases ??? What is the deal ...
This was just a horrible situation. By the way there are NO MP units here on WSMR otherwise they would have handled the situation. The only soldiers stationed here are those with 2EN and a few navy and air force. So, maybe you should do a little bit of research and know what your talking about before you comment Mr. Seinfeld. Oh and by the way MPs go through the same training that the "civiliam police" attend. Thats why at other military bases they are able to handle the situation and get things resolved. You made yourself said like a jerk. What does that say about you?

Since: Apr 11

United States

#20 May 30, 2011
Morgan Fisk wrote:
Screw everyone that is saying it's overkill. You have no idea what his family is going thru, he was a great man, a great soldier, and I would appreciate it if yall would stop making the situation worse. I don't need to see all you ignorant people that have no idea whats going on posting a bunch of bullshit.
Thoughts and prayers sent your way thru this struggling. I do not know what you are going thru but can only say take care of yourself and family
Wow

Muskegon, MI

#21 May 30, 2011
MovingAlong wrote:
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You're a persnickety punk aren't you! It was a logical comment because police, in many cases, do do an overkill. That's not to say it is wrong, but when you see certain events on the news, it does make one ask the question! I think about that marine who was hit with over 80 bullets when he was rousted out of a sound sleep. Over reaction certainly comes to mind, doesn't it?
If he came out with some heavy military weapons it might have been too few officers. Stick with flipping burgers. Every officer that responds has a job to do. The main goal is to get everyone out alive. Sad it did not happen in this case.
anonymous

Chaparral, NM

#22 May 30, 2011
Bubble wrote:
The husbands are home........
"Till death do we part" ladies!
there are no MP's on WSMR only DOD Police why they called in city police i have no idea they should have been able to handle the situation.
Diva

Chaparral, NM

#23 May 30, 2011
Morgan Fisk wrote:
Screw everyone that is saying it's overkill. You have no idea what his family is going thru, he was a great man, a great soldier, and I would appreciate it if yall would stop making the situation worse. I don't need to see all you ignorant people that have no idea whats going on posting a bunch of bullshit.
Really? Why are you even online looking at this? Shouldn't you be mourning your husband? You know what happened, screw what anyone else says. I digress though, I'm very sorry for your loss.
letitbeHuman

Las Cruces, NM

#25 May 31, 2011
Sorry for your loss. A merciful God and prayer will see you through this tragedy. My Family and I will say a special prayer for you and your Family.

Since: May 10

Florence, AL

#26 May 31, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
As a person with PTSD it is very important to get help right away, I did and I'm so thankful for the new therapy that is out there today.

There is a new therapy called EMDR and here is a link that explains and I hope that this will help others in need.

http://www.ehow.com/way_5662220_rapid-eye-mov...

Godspeed
paranoia

Ashburn, VA

#27 May 31, 2011
US Navy wrote:
I watched them driving up the pass. Seemed overkill if you ask me.
... you're right ... TWO DOZEN police cruisers racing up San Augustine Pass ?? THAT IS OVERKILL !!!... speaks for the typical "overreaction response" to an emergency situation by local law enforcement ... people on the west side of the Organ Mountains could of had a "crime spree" with the lack of law enforcement THERE on a holiday and probably would of gotten away with it ...

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