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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Army Civ

United States

#52 May 31, 2011
There disgruntled ex FBR guards, prior AF SP's and washed up Army MPs.. Every one is out to get a higher GS grade and will stab there own mom in the back to do so! Say it aint true Navaja and No Mames? That department is so jacked up everyone wants out ASAP, pulling back injuries just to be a Paper Jockie!
lolcat

El Paso, TX

#53 May 31, 2011
Seems to me WSMR isn't used to a little smack talk.
Richard Army Retired

United States

#55 May 31, 2011
Fisk wrote:
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I was advised to look at it, and it's full of misinformation, and don't tell me how to grieve for my husband. Taking care of the slander is a part of it all
Ignore the slander, stay close to friends. Healing will take time. Your Husband is at peace.
Richard Army Retired

United States

#56 May 31, 2011
Army Civ wrote:
There disgruntled ex FBR guards, prior AF SP's and washed up Army MPs.. Every one is out to get a higher GS grade and will stab there own mom in the back to do so! Say it aint true Navaja and No Mames? That department is so jacked up everyone wants out ASAP, pulling back injuries just to be a Paper Jockie!
Hmmm, I am a former WSMR Poice Lt., while your are somewhat correct. Call it like it is the leadership is ate up, starting with Director Morrison. I get a sense that I know who your are. With that said there are many very qualified members of the WSMR PD, they are held back by piss poor leadership. Don't blame the individual officer.
Bottom line is a Soldier is dead, for that fact I grieve for my lost friend and compatrate.
Where's the spell check?
just a thought

Rio Rancho, NM

#58 Jun 1, 2011
WSMR Pd has for the most part pretty good officers. However, there are problems in the WSMR PD, as with many departments. WSMR's biggest problems are leadership and lack of resources. Maybe it will take an event like this or the one at Fort Hood to wake the b@stards up over there.
WOW

El Paso, TX

#59 Jun 1, 2011
Some of these comments amaze me. Everyone wants to be a monday morning quarterback. WSMR is a small community and probably does not have a SRT team to respond and utilize in a situation like that. The same type of call would be handled the same way in Las Cruces which has a dedicated team to handle these situations. I have worked in a big city dealing with this type of business. Shut your mouth until you strap on the boots and do the job yourself.
no mames

Peoria, AZ

#60 Jun 1, 2011
Very well put. Everyone wants to put their two cents in. This is las cruces everyone knows a cops job and everyone knows police tactics, they do watch cops:)
WhatthehellisaJi g-a-watt

Huntsville, AL

#61 Jun 1, 2011
Annoyed wrote:
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The Army in its infinite wisdom refuses to address the fact that they are putting people at risk with their policies and insufficient resources. It's not that the WSMR Police are incapable of handling these situations, its that the Army refuses to understand that they need to have the correct resources available to respond to these types of incidents. I have worked and trained with many of the WSMR police officers, and they are highly motivated officers who want to provide more for their installation, but are not allowed to because of the red tape bs they have to go through. Our leaders should be ashamed. As far as the Ft. Hood tragedy, the suspect was NOT shot by a pregnant off- base civilian police officer. The first officer on scene was a female, but she was a Dept of the Army civilian police officer. She engaged the suspect outside of the facility but was wounded and never hit him. The second officer on scene was also a Dept of the Army Civilian police officer, he engaged the suspect and hit him five times ending the assault. In that case they also called on Texas DPS and local law enforcement to assist with clearing te area of any other shooters. The shooting last year at Ft. Bliss in which a young woman was murdered by a man from off post.In this case again the first officer on scene was a Dept of the Army civilian police officer. He too engaged and killed the suspect before he could harm anyone else. What is needed is pressure on the powers that be, so that these officers are given the support and training in order to deal effectively with any and all emergency situations on post. These men and women are NOT "Rent-a-cops"!!!!
These men and women are NOT "Rent-a-cops"!!!!

Yes, they are.
WhatthehellisaJi g-a-watt

Huntsville, AL

#62 Jun 1, 2011
Army Wife wrote:
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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?
Rent a Cops....
Been in similar position

Denver, CO

#63 Jun 1, 2011
wow7 wrote:
the real truth to this tragedy is that that the wife was having an affair, he found out and an arguement surfaced he shot gun at her she ran out of the house leaving 3yrs child behind, called the cops and now he was trapped inside his home with child and now facing alot of charges for what he was fighting for our country overseas and came back found this out...hey he snapped, but now he thought about it and what does he have left a cheating wife, kids will be taken away cause he will be doing time in Levenworth for her..I probably would have done the same.. so to Morgan Fisk time to now stop being a Fish and get it together cause you got all you wanted out of this, you have the everything taken care of for the rest of your life...I hope I never cross paths with you cause what you did was wrong....
I don't know either of them directly, however this isn't the place for anyone to make any acquisitions against either of them. This is a horrible tragedy. To all family and friends of this family. Take the time to heal, don't let anyone tell you how to grieve. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you.
We are all thinking it

Las Cruces, NM

#64 Jun 1, 2011
no mames wrote:
Very well put. Everyone wants to put their two cents in. This is las cruces everyone knows a cops job and everyone knows police tactics, they do watch cops:)
They all watch Cops to see if they made the show.
AF Wife

Las Cruces, NM

#65 Jun 1, 2011
I live right across the street from what happened on Monday. Everyone here is just running their mouth because they want to be right. Which in fact no one here will know the exact situation except for Mrs. Fisk. It is so sad to know that one of our soldiers just died and he spent part of his life protecting people like you. And yes I mean all of you. (Except the people who weren't just running there mouth.) I am ashamed to share the same country with people who have no heart at all. It upsets me that my husband puts his life at risk for people like this.
WMSR Resident since 1966

Appleton, WI

#66 Jun 1, 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 ...
Ok stupid obviously you dont know what your talking about. WSMR has had a DOD Police department for about 15 years now, dont "blame" the non-exsistant Military Police. Plus the department is very small due to the fact that WSMR is very small and like many other Military bases rely on co-assistance with the local Law Enforcement.

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#67 Jun 1, 2011
paranoia wrote:
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... 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 ...
It is always so refreshing to see someone who knows what they are talking about on Topix. I think that you should contact the Chief of WSMR Police and demand that next time this happens to call you first. That way you can get your fat arse off the couch, put up the bowl of ice cream and wipe the potato chip grease off your hands. You can then jump in your 1976 AMC Gremlin and go to WSMR and handle the situation yourself!
huh

Los Alamos, NM

#68 Jun 2, 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 ...
Try this out.....contact LCPD and see if they will allow you to go through SGT Doyle's basic swat school. Then come back and let me know how that civilian police officer training session did for you. See if you think it is "soldier like" or not.
J Presley

United States

#69 Jun 2, 2011
Mrs. Fisk is my niece. Let me assure you all that she has a loving, caring family and we are all infinitely saddened by her husband's death. To those of you who wish to comment negatively about Mr. or Mrs. Fisk, please have the decency to keep your hurtful words to yourselves. Nobody needs to hear further gossip regarding Michael's death---the truth of it is simply horrible enough to all of us. Once again, Morgan and our family need (and are thankful for) your kind condolences, not damaging speculation.
Terra Runyan

Colorado Springs, CO

#72 Jun 10, 2011
This is all I have to say... Fisk was an amazing man. He was one of me and my husbands friends. He was caring, loved his family, and his family loved him. I regret the fact that I didn't get to talk to him as often, and busy lives on both ends made it difficult. My husband introduced me to him, and he was one of the funniest, most talented people I had the PRIVILEGE to meet. For all of you talking down, saying anything negative for the death of a soldier, a friend, and someone who we considered family, no matter what the reason, is cruel, ignorant, and mean. He served you. He fought for you. If you are going to bash him or his family, please refrain, have respect, and just exit off the page. There are people who dearly loved him reading these posts.
WSMR MP 95-97

Newport, KY

#73 Mar 26, 2012
I was part of the last unit at DOD Police took over. Nice guys....but not ready for a domestic. The WSMR SRT unit would have handled that but they were disbanded in 97. I would know...I was B team sniper for the SRT there until we all got orders to leave.

WSMR SRT was top notch...graduated honors from SRT school in Fort McClellan and a handful of those guys went on to Special Forces from WSMR. For such a remote place...it had some decent MP's.
wsmr engineer

El Paso, TX

#74 Mar 23, 2013
Bahahahahah wrote:
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!
we didnt even cause any craziness the 4 years i was there. some people need to stop patronizing vets
wsmr engineer

El Paso, TX

#75 Mar 23, 2013
Wow wrote:
<quoted text> 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.
no access to firearms. it was hard enough to register a pistol on post

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