SALT LAKE CITY SHOOTING: Salt Lake Ci...

SALT LAKE CITY SHOOTING: Salt Lake City police officer shot in leg;...

There are 11 comments on the Fox13Now story from Aug 27, 2010, titled SALT LAKE CITY SHOOTING: Salt Lake City police officer shot in leg;.... In it, Fox13Now reports that:

A Salt Lake City police officer is in fair condition after being shot in the leg Friday afternoon.

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JAFO2008

Lancaster, TX

#1 Aug 27, 2010
Cops 1, dirtbag 0. Justice dispensed. Cost to taxpayers...1 bullet. Now if we can have the same outcome for that S.O.B. in southern Utah. Best wishes for a speedy recovery to the SLCPD officer.
news monster

Salt Lake City, UT

#2 Aug 27, 2010
this might sound crazy but two weeks ago i saw a nut with a sign and wearing full fatigues. he wore a black shroud/mast/head thing so you could see nothing but his eyes. and he was walking IN the street on redwood road. i took several pics of him. is there a way to submit them or would anyone want to see them? [email protected]
Thanks Officer

Salt Lake City, UT

#3 Aug 27, 2010
Heavily armed, full combat gear. A prolonged shootout could have injured hundreds of people. That officer saved many lives today! Thank you and get well soon!

Since: Aug 10

Salt Lake City, UT

#4 Aug 28, 2010
these vets do need help but it does come with a price and probley most of them do not have the funds to seek help it really sad they fight for our freedem and noone will offer them free help,
maverick9812

Clayton, NC

#5 Aug 29, 2010
The true story, if anyone cares is:
My son served in the same squad (around 8 men) in Afghanistan with
Spc. Brandon Barrett - the 5/2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4/23 Infantry BN, C Company, 2nd Platoon based out of Ft. Lewis, Washington State near Seattle. Barrett was their designated marksman (sniper) whose assigned weapon was the M-14.(My son says if Barett had really wanted to kill, those police would be dead, more than likely he was seeking help, ableit in the wrong manner). They served together 1 year in Afganistan and returned July 2010. My son says Barrett repeatedly sought help for his mental health but was told he was fine. My son also says the Army was Barret's life but Barrett had "messed up some" recently and the Army was going to possibly discharge him. In otherwords, Barrett was not functioning properly due to serving in Afghanistan, not getting the help he sought and needed, was facing UCMJ or court martial, and was going to be thrown out of the Army because of this...and all this after serving honorably for 1 year in a unit that took very heavy causualties in dead and wounded in Afghanistan. Typical of the Army - they use you and when you are of no further use to them they throw you away.
Thank you America and the US Army for failing to take care of our soldiers after sending them to war.
Maverick9812 at gmail
maverick9812

Clayton, NC

#6 Aug 29, 2010
My son served in the same squad (around 8 men) in Afghanistan with Spc. Brandon Barrett - the 5/2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4/23 Infantry BN, C Company, 2nd Platoon based out of Ft. Lewis, Washington State near Seattle. Barrett was their designated marksman (sniper) whose assigned weapon was the M-14.(My son says if Barett had really wanted to kill, those police would be dead, more than likely he was seeking help, ableit in the wrong manner). They served together 1 year in Afganistan and returned July 2010. My son says Barrett repeatedly sought help for his mental health but was told he was fine. My son also says the Army was Barret's life but Barrett had "messed up some" recently and the Army was going to possibly discharge him. In otherwords, Barrett was not functioning properly due to serving in Afghanistan, not getting the help he sought and needed, was facing UCMJ or court martial, and was going to be thrown out of the Army because of this...and all this after serving honorably for 1 year in a unit that took very heavy causualties in dead and wounded in Afghanistan. Typical of the Army - they use you and when you are of no further use to them they throw you away.
Thank you America and the US Army for failing to take care of our soldiers after sending them to war.
Maverick9812 at gmail
maverick9812

Clayton, NC

#7 Aug 29, 2010
JAFO2008 wrote:
Cops 1, dirtbag 0. Justice dispensed. Cost to taxpayers...1 bullet. Now if we can have the same outcome for that S.O.B. in southern Utah. Best wishes for a speedy recovery to the SLCPD officer.
My son served in the same squad (around 8 men) in Afghanistan with Spc. Brandon Barrett - the 5/2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4/23 Infantry BN, C Company, 2nd Platoon based out of Ft. Lewis, Washington State near Seattle. Barrett was their designated marksman (sniper) whose assigned weapon was the M-14.(My son says if Barett had really wanted to kill, those police would be dead, more than likely he was seeking help, ableit in the wrong manner). They served together 1 year in Afganistan and returned July 2010. My son says Barrett repeatedly sought help for his mental health but was told he was fine. My son also says the Army was Barret's life but Barrett had "messed up some" recently and the Army was going to possibly discharge him. In otherwords, Barrett was not functioning properly due to serving in Afghanistan, not getting the help he sought and needed, was facing UCMJ or court martial, and was going to be thrown out of the Army because of this...and all this after serving honorably for 1 year in a unit that took very heavy causualties in dead and wounded in Afghanistan. Typical of the Army - they use you and when you are of no further use to them they throw you away.
Thank you America and the US Army for failing to take care of our soldiers after sending them to war.
Maverick9812 at gmail
scarlet812

Milliken, CO

#8 Aug 30, 2010
Thank you for this informtation - Brandon was a relative of mine and I'd been told some of the story, but this fills in some of the gaps for me. I am deeply saddened for him and for all vets who need help and don't get it. I'm glad the policeman will be okay, and I agree, if Brandon wanted to kill a policeman, that is what would have happened. It was his own death he sought, I believe. This situation is tragic and one of many stories of lives ruined by the horrors of war.

maverick9812 wrote:
The true story, if anyone cares is:
My son served in the same squad (around 8 men) in Afghanistan with
Spc. Brandon Barrett - the 5/2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4/23 Infantry BN, C Company, 2nd Platoon based out of Ft. Lewis, Washington State near Seattle. Barrett was their designated marksman (sniper) whose assigned weapon was the M-14.(My son says if Barett had really wanted to kill, those police would be dead, more than likely he was seeking help, ableit in the wrong manner). They served together 1 year in Afganistan and returned July 2010. My son says Barrett repeatedly sought help for his mental health but was told he was fine. My son also says the Army was Barret's life but Barrett had "messed up some" recently and the Army was going to possibly discharge him. In otherwords, Barrett was not functioning properly due to serving in Afghanistan, not getting the help he sought and needed, was facing UCMJ or court martial, and was going to be thrown out of the Army because of this...and all this after serving honorably for 1 year in a unit that took very heavy causualties in dead and wounded in Afghanistan. Typical of the Army - they use you and when you are of no further use to them they throw you away.
Thank you America and the US Army for failing to take care of our soldiers after sending them to war.
Maverick9812 at gmail
the spc berrets mother

United States

#9 Jul 5, 2011
i served with him inside another unit with 5/2 sbct during that year long grusome deployment where casualties were climbing day by day and soldiers were getting killed by the dozens by a unseen cowardly enemy. i too undergoe the stresses and anger that combat and deployments bring. i knew exactly how good of a shot barret was and if that cop or the media had any idea what was going on they would realize that barret wanted to die, and nothing was going to change that, he would of killed that cop (notice the shot group in the window of cop car) he was suffering like alot of us were suffering from the inside. PTSD is hard to deal with somtimes and the unit brushed over it like a comb going over somones hair, i can tell you the reprocessing was (coached) how so? they brought in these therapist that only knodded their head once soldiers began to talk about anything that has happend and what they went through. this isnt like your typical cop shoots badguy story and you go to mental health crying about it, this is stories of your brother in arms getting decimated and you were sitting two feet next to him and blood is sprayed over walls like red paint and yet your unscathe not a scratch, the guilt that one can bare knowing that it wasnt you instead of them. they become close friends family, and when they get killed it can weigh on you heavy. in october of 2009 we lost 3 of our soldiers ,smith reynolds and white, it hit me soo hard just getting done talking to smith a hour before he died and a hour past that saluting his remains as they lie dismembered inside of a black bag getting loaded onto a black hawk. it was hard for me trying to let go of miller when his stryker was hit by a i.e.d. from a fake accident staged in the road, it was hard to let go of ray, when checking colverts and a ied hit him directly and a peice of wiring got into him causing him to bleed out. it was hard to let go of my old plt sgt when his base was overan, he was inside of another unit at the time station in rc north. it was hard to let them go. and my marriage is now in ruins bc i cant explain what im going through but i dont wish to be attending a fake "staged" counseling session wasting tax payers dollars with perpetrators acting like therapist just agreeing with me with no f....king plan of how to deal with the mental stress of the need the be inside of combat and fight wars til either to kill your enemy or die trying.or take barrets route although he felt as if he had no choice but for those assholes out their that dont understand and hide behind the internet and slander him and his families honor PTSD is somthing worst than you can imagine, he wasnt crazy he was tired of going though nightmares so horrid you dont wanna sleep and the need of alcohol to surpress reactions so you can. the constant nervousness, if married your intamacy drops and dies, you have no need for being with your loved ones. you dont wanna be inside crowded areas, you dont wanna be with noone and being alone helps at time but scares you on others. waking up late the next day, and getting in trouble. its hard to deal with every day i miss them. and i will contact you soon.
to spc berrets mother

United States

#10 Jul 5, 2011
i served with him inside another unit with 5/2 sbct during that year long grusome deployment where casualties were climbing day by day and soldiers were getting killed by the dozens by a unseen cowardly enemy. i too undergoe the stresses and anger that combat and deployments bring. i knew exactly how good of a shot barret was and if that cop or the media had any idea what was going on they would realize that barret wanted to die, and nothing was going to change that, he would of killed that cop (notice the shot group in the window of cop car) he was suffering like alot of us were suffering from the inside. PTSD is hard to deal with somtimes and the unit brushed over it like a comb going over somones hair, i can tell you the reprocessing was (coached) how so? they brought in these therapist that only knodded their head once soldiers began to talk about anything that has happend and what they went through. this isnt like your typical cop shoots badguy story and you go to mental health crying about it, this is stories of your brother in arms getting decimated and you were sitting two feet next to him and blood is sprayed over walls like red paint and yet your unscathe not a scratch, the guilt that one can bare knowing that it wasnt you instead of them. they become close friends family, and when they get killed it can weigh on you heavy. in october of 2009 we lost 3 of our soldiers ,smith reynolds and white, it hit me soo hard just getting done talking to smith a hour before he died and a hour past that saluting his remains as they lie dismembered inside of a black bag getting loaded onto a black hawk. it was hard for me trying to let go of miller when his stryker was hit by a i.e.d. from a fake accident staged in the road, it was hard to let go of ray, when checking colverts and a ied hit him directly and a peice of wiring got into him causing him to bleed out. it was hard to let go of my old plt sgt when his base was overan, he was inside of another unit at the time station in rc north. it was hard to let them go. and my marriage is now in ruins bc i cant explain what im going through but i dont wish to be attending a fake "staged" counseling session wasting tax payers dollars with perpetrators acting like therapist just agreeing with me with no f....king plan of how to deal with the mental stress of the need the be inside of combat and fight wars til either to kill your enemy or die trying.or take barrets route although he felt as if he had no choice but for those assholes out their that dont understand and hide behind the internet and slander him and his families honor PTSD is somthing worst than you can imagine, he wasnt crazy he was tired of going though nightmares so horrid you dont wanna sleep and the need of alcohol to surpress reactions so you can. the constant nervousness, if married your intamacy drops and dies, you have no need for being with your loved ones. you dont wanna be inside crowded areas, you dont wanna be with noone and being alone helps at time but scares you on others. waking up late the next day, and getting in trouble. its hard to deal with every day i miss them. and i will contact you
to spc berrets mother

United States

#11 Jul 5, 2011
and yet im back over here inside afghnistan again because this makes more sense than the scrutany of the local public talking like they know anything about this place because they "read a book" they dont know how bad it is and how this place needs a attitude adjustment. 9/11 awoke a giant and now they have to pay for starting shit with us. if they didnt like it then they should of told the u.s. where bin latin is and what he was doing. liberals and they dont know what freedom cost, bc somone is dying for it day by day but they dont see it but they belive in christ none the less have they met him? the answer is no f..k a mother f....g liberal if you cant respect the soldier then gtfo of our country we fight and die for...

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