30 seconds ... 14 shots ... one slain...

30 seconds ... 14 shots ... one slain cop

There are 167 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Sep 9, 2009, titled 30 seconds ... 14 shots ... one slain cop. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

A note to slain North St. Paul police officer Richard Rick Crittenden is taped to City Hall on Wednesday.

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“Here I come to save the Day!”

Since: Jan 09

Gothem city

#3 Sep 9, 2009
Officer Julie Olson is indeed a hero! Not a word that I throw around too often. She saved her life and two others. Now she has to live with taking a life.... Huge price to pay!

Thank you Officer Olson.
Client 9

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Sep 9, 2009
Note to all Law Enforcement Officers. When answering a call like this do it with your gun drawn, shoot first and give them a chance to do it second. We need you on the job not injured or killed. You and the men and women who fight for our freedom and the freedom of others are true heroes. I can not say Thank you enough.
Client 9

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Sep 9, 2009
Abdul wrote:
Some American military man die. I think of them. And, I love them. They provide hope and freedom for Afghanistan. America needs to support military GI. I love them.
Good Abdul. I just wish all the people in Afghanistan appreciated it.
Feces Occurs

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Sep 10, 2009
ONLY IN MYAMERICA wrote:
These officers are heros...However, had the court system worked like it should---Rick would be alive and Julie would not have had to go through this. A new law should be put in affect immediatly...all judges must be dispatched to handle the idiots they don't keep lock-up!!
Good point.
jonnyd

United States

#9 Sep 10, 2009
how did this guy get in the apartment ? did he have a key ? the officers did not have the guns drawn when they entered ? this is yet another reason good people
need to arm them selfs to keep the scum out it is sad we lost someone who is there to help us i feel soory for the family as for the criminal no great loss we all know another one is just around the corner anyway ... someday we will have open season on those scum
Feces Occurs

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Sep 10, 2009
jonnyd wrote:
how did this guy get in the apartment ? did he have a key ? the officers did not have the guns drawn when they entered ? this is yet another reason good people
need to arm them selfs to keep the scum out it is sad we lost someone who is there to help us i feel soory for the family as for the criminal no great loss we all know another one is just around the corner anyway ... someday we will have open season on those scum
We have law enforcement officials so we do not need vigilantes.
Confused

Des Moines, IA

#11 Sep 10, 2009
And we need our medical system fixed? I think we need to start with our legal system first. There is a definate problem here and this is where everything stems from, including our medical systems' problems. Come on Obama. Thanks for all your help out there trying to all our police officers. God bless Rick and Julies families.
Special Interests

Madison, WI

#12 Sep 10, 2009
With a long criminal history and violating four orders of protection and he was still let out on a "conditional release?" What, they told him to stay away from her? This would have invariably happened if not that day, the next week or next month. What judge or prosecutor allowed him back on the street. That's what this story should really be about. Did the officer know this guys history when he responded? It's always the good ones who leave us too soon.
Atticus Finch

Clay, NY

#13 Sep 10, 2009
If they both had the same type of gun, then how are the investigators sure that it was Dockery, and not Officer Olson, who shot Officer Crittenden?

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Kellie

Rochester, MN

#14 Sep 10, 2009
Atticus Finch wrote:
If they both had the same type of gun, then how are the investigators sure that it was Dockery, and not Officer Olson, who shot Officer Crittenden?
They have different bullet patterns.
badgerone

Minneapolis, MN

#16 Sep 10, 2009
Grandmaster G wrote:
Officer Julie Olson is indeed a hero! Not a word that I throw around too often. She saved her life and two others. Now she has to live with taking a life.... Huge price to pay!
Thank you Officer Olson.
Very true.But the good point is that she took the life of a Low Life Dirt Bag.God Bless Both those Officers.
badgerone

Minneapolis, MN

#17 Sep 10, 2009
Atticus Finch wrote:
If they both had the same type of gun, then how are the investigators sure that it was Dockery, and not Officer Olson, who shot Officer Crittenden?
It's done through Bullistics,The two guns maybe identical,And the Ammunition maybe identical. But the Rifling of the Barrels has slight differances,that will show up on the slugs when the guns are fired.They examine the slugs for these slight differances,And this is how they determined which gun fired the fatel shot to Officer Richard crittenden.
Whieler

Minneapolis, MN

#18 Sep 10, 2009
Each gun has its own seiral number.
Tired

Mount Hope, KS

#19 Sep 10, 2009
Client 9 wrote:
Note to all Law Enforcement Officers. When answering a call like this do it with your gun drawn, shoot first and give them a chance to do it second. We need you on the job not injured or killed. You and the men and women who fight for our freedom and the freedom of others are true heroes. I can not say Thank you enough.
I agree with you 100%. Unfortunately, they have to defend their actions for protecting themselves and others. This POS, had he lived, would go to court and say that he was just using the burning rag as a torch so he could see where was going. It's the good guys on the spot right from the git-go, not the bad guys!
Tired

Mount Hope, KS

#20 Sep 10, 2009
Atticus Finch wrote:
If they both had the same type of gun, then how are the investigators sure that it was Dockery, and not Officer Olson, who shot Officer Crittenden?
Too bad there isn't a DUMBASS under the Judge it!
Mark

Saint Paul, MN

#22 Sep 10, 2009
ONLY IN MYAMERICA wrote:
These officers are heros...However, had the court system worked like it should---Rick would be alive and Julie would not have had to go through this. A new law should be put in affect immediatly...all judges must be dispatched to handle the idiots they don't keep lock-up!!
If a Police officer uses "excessive force" (the thug, of course, getting to define the word excessive) he goes to trial. If a doctor makes a
diagostic mistake, he is sued for everything he/she has. If a judge screws up, he/she accounts
to no one. The only answer is to hold judges criminally liable just like other people in the real world. When they are charged with criminal
negligence and find them on the other end of a trial, they will err on the side of safety, and nothing else. Make your voices heard or forever
accept these things.
Get a life

Saint Paul, MN

#23 Sep 10, 2009
Feces Occurs wrote:
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We have law enforcement officials so we do not need vigilantes.
Just remember...when seconds count, the police are just minutes away...
Atticus Finch

Clay, NY

#24 Sep 10, 2009
badgerone wrote:
<quoted text>
It's done through Bullistics,The two guns maybe identical,And the Ammunition maybe identical. But the Rifling of the Barrels has slight differances,that will show up on the slugs when the guns are fired.They examine the slugs for these slight differances,And this is how they determined which gun fired the fatel shot to Officer Richard crittenden.
How long do those tests take? Have they run them yet? Shouldn't they run those tests before announcing the results of the investigation?
Jim

Saint Paul, MN

#25 Sep 10, 2009
I hate that monkey ass that did this. Hope he burns in hell for eternity and all people like him.
God Bless, Officer Crittenden
Mr T

Cumberland, WI

#26 Sep 10, 2009
What was Officer Olson doing while Crittenden was struggling with Dockery?

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