Lumberport Shooting Sends One to the ...

Lumberport Shooting Sends One to the Hospital

There are 49 comments on the The State Journal story from Dec 25, 2010, titled Lumberport Shooting Sends One to the Hospital. In it, The State Journal reports that:

The Harrison County Sheriff's Department is investigating a shooting in Lumberport.

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happy

Clarksburg, WV

#1 Dec 27, 2010
was a drug head dope pusher cop should hav double tapped him
AMEN

Clarksburg, WV

#2 Dec 27, 2010
Thank you Officer Beach....take a bite out of that crime! Guy was a user and a pusher...one less animal for us to worry about around our children.
not quite amen

Fairmont, WV

#3 Feb 3, 2011
if the officer aimed a little better it may havebeen amen and then the taxpayers wouldn't have to pay for his care, now he will most likley get nothing more than a slap on the wrist and home confinment due to his injuries , then draw ssi or disability for the rest of his life, better aim woiuld have caused a lot less problems
Dooie

Shinnston, WV

#4 Feb 9, 2011
Mike is a real shit bag!!!
nunya

Ann Arbor, MI

#5 Feb 17, 2011
Mike was not a welfare bum nor did he live off our tax money. He was a good guy who got addicted to pain pills just like so many others. I grew up with him and his family and they wee always good people. Why don't you worry more about the drug abusing pregnant teenagers that are bringing preemie babies into this world addicted to crack cocaine huh? I lived with these mom for 3 months while my preemie was growing wonderfully theirs were suffering. Mike is not the only pill head around, if that was even the reason for what happened. You weren't there, you can't judge, only God can do that.
Your Turn

Clarksburg, WV

#6 Apr 28, 2012
nunya wrote:
Mike was not a welfare bum nor did he live off our tax money. He was a good guy who got addicted to pain pills just like so many others. I grew up with him and his family and they wee always good people. Why don't you worry more about the drug abusing pregnant teenagers that are bringing preemie babies into this world addicted to crack cocaine huh? I lived with these mom for 3 months while my preemie was growing wonderfully theirs were suffering. Mike is not the only pill head around, if that was even the reason for what happened. You weren't there, you can't judge, only God can do that.
I agree with you nunya Mike is not a bad person. I don't know why people come on these forums and trash people.He was always so polite when we talked alot more than alot of the people in Lumberport ( where I used to live at)
Your Turn

Clarksburg, WV

#7 Apr 28, 2012
not quite amen wrote:
if the officer aimed a little better it may havebeen amen and then the taxpayers wouldn't have to pay for his care, now he will most likley get nothing more than a slap on the wrist and home confinment due to his injuries , then draw ssi or disability for the rest of his life, better aim woiuld have caused a lot less problems
Wow I will tell you one thing I for one am glad that officer did not aim and kill Mike...How can you say the officer should have aimed a little better? He is a human being and did not need to die or even get shot.
To the Trash

Shinnston, WV

#8 Jun 3, 2012
the boy has just started his life and to the ones that believe he deserves what he got ,you need to get a grip on life and go look in the mirror and start changing your life,you could be the next one on this page and by the way morons he is still a damn kid and gonna make mistakes just like your kids will and might be who knows, but given guidance and love they can be the teachers of the future,so to the ass holes of america ,talk to the kids and teach them so shit like doesnt happen to another kid or one of yours , my prayers to all
June Baby

Buckhannon, WV

#9 Jun 3, 2012
To the Trash wrote:
the boy has just started his life and to the ones that believe he deserves what he got ,you need to get a grip on life and go look in the mirror and start changing your life,you could be the next one on this page and by the way morons he is still a damn kid and gonna make mistakes just like your kids will and might be who knows, but given guidance and love they can be the teachers of the future,so to the ass holes of america ,talk to the kids and teach them so shit like doesnt happen to another kid or one of yours , my prayers to all
From looking at the dates on the other posts, I believe this forum is about another shooting in Lumberport. This forum was started in 2010.
so sure

Morgantown, WV

#10 Jun 5, 2012
True that this is about another shooting that happened in 2010, but it was the same officer that shot that gentleman too. Someone is a bit trigger happy.

Is that how we train our officer's? Night stick? Pepper spray? K-9? We go straight for the side arm now?
June Baby

Buckhannon, WV

#11 Jun 5, 2012
I was not trying to argue for or against the situation. I was just informing the person that posted before me that this forum was not about the recent shooting. They seemed upset that the people were saying it was a good thing that the previous person that was shot, apparantly his name was Mike from what I'm reading but they were not talking about the recent person that was shot, Scott. I am not from Lumberport, so I am not aware of the law enforcement there. I was just trying to make a clarification.
Betty

Clarksburg, WV

#12 Jun 5, 2012
Regardless of how that kid lived his life, whether he was a drug addict or not, or what his current state of mind was....he attacked the officer with a knife, which is deadly force...those of you who ask "well why didn't he just use a baton? or use a tazer? or mace?" obviously have no idea how the real world works...tazers have been known to have little affect on certain individuals....especially somebody who is wacked out on drugs...why should the attacker have the luxury of that officer extending the risk of his own life when he is being attacked with deadly force by grabbing his tazer instead of his firearm with that risk (that most definately exists) of the tazer not being effective..the fact of the matter is he used deadly force against deadly force..he had seconds to make a decision that spectators have an eternity to analyze and criticize..
Your turn

Bridgeport, WV

#13 Jun 6, 2012
Betty wrote:
Regardless of how that kid lived his life, whether he was a drug addict or not, or what his current state of mind was....he attacked the officer with a knife, which is deadly force...those of you who ask "well why didn't he just use a baton? or use a tazer? or mace?" obviously have no idea how the real world works...tazers have been known to have little affect on certain individuals....especially somebody who is wacked out on drugs...why should the attacker have the luxury of that officer extending the risk of his own life when he is being attacked with deadly force by grabbing his tazer instead of his firearm with that risk (that most definately exists) of the tazer not being effective..the fact of the matter is he used deadly force against deadly force..he had seconds to make a decision that spectators have an eternity to analyze and criticize..
oh and he had to shoot him three times! Did you see the knife? witnesses are saying they didn't see one, why not use a tazer or mace?This is not this officers first time in shooting someone. Sure didn't hear anything about this young man being as you say it wacked out on drugs.
Guy Fawkes

United States

#14 Jun 6, 2012
Sheriff's department has gone to others in town and told them they did not believe their testimony and it would not be a matter of record on the report. They have failed to interview the two eye witnesses thoroughly. The witnesses know exactly what happened and were ushered out of the scene by the responding officials so as not to give testimony. Eye witness testimony should go to the prosecutor regardless of the opinions of the investigators so that the lawyers can decide what is valid. The two eye witnesses Johnna & Brandon have yet to be heard, as well as an unidentified female from the council meeting who also saw the incident. The investigators are covering for the police officer involved. The police officer was under duress the night of the incident as he is going thru a very violent custody battle over his child which already resulted in enforcement being called to his home and injury to the child. He has reports filed in town of sexual harassment against victims of his "law enforcement", and a domestic battery charge from his previous state. They want all the evidence to go to court. Residents want to be sure a decision is made based on all testimony, not just what the sheriffs department is allowing. The evidence being collected is being stopped before it is presented to the deciding officials on this case. How can a decision be made concerning the investigation when the prosecutor doesn't even have all the evidence? Lumberport spent 50 years without a shooting, now they've had two by the same distraught, emotional police officer.
Ridiculous

Fairmont, WV

#15 Jun 6, 2012
Some people just need to get the whole story before they open their mouth! It's honestly sad!
Ridiculous

Fairmont, WV

#16 Jun 6, 2012
I agree with the post above! There were plenty of people around that saw the incident! ; but yet.. They haven't been heard! ; From the way this is being handled, you'd think a bunch of drug addicts are running the police department! I don't care if the boy had a "pocket knife" He didn't deserve to be shot! ; I guess the officer found out that his gun did a lot more damage then the boy could've done with his "pocket knife!" ; & this isn't the first time he's shot someone! ; hmmm, I think it's about time this p.o.s goes back to Virginia where you can shoot people and get away with it! I guess the police are just as shady as the pill heads and drug addicts around here! I hope this is all settled the RIGHT way!. & my prayers go out to the young man!
Get a grip

Shinnston, WV

#17 Jun 6, 2012
This original topic was over Mike Hurst, who yes, Officer Beach shot, are you forgetting Mike shot at the officer first with a rifle? The two peoples names stated in one of the above postings have been heard, they've been seen on the news, things they have said are in the paper, and lets not forget facebook. Officer Beach's personal life had no business being aired by anyone. No one is going to agree on this topic as we are all entitled to our opinions, but honestly, there is not one person that can what they would do if they were in his situation. This man has a job to do everyday, a job that required training, and according to articles, he did what he was trained to do. PERIOD!!
Betty

Clarksburg, WV

#18 Jun 6, 2012
Get a grip wrote:
This original topic was over Mike Hurst, who yes, Officer Beach shot, are you forgetting Mike shot at the officer first with a rifle? The two peoples names stated in one of the above postings have been heard, they've been seen on the news, things they have said are in the paper, and lets not forget facebook. Officer Beach's personal life had no business being aired by anyone. No one is going to agree on this topic as we are all entitled to our opinions, but honestly, there is not one person that can what they would do if they were in his situation. This man has a job to do everyday, a job that required training, and according to articles, he did what he was trained to do. PERIOD!!
Couldn't have said it better...I tip my hat to you
Betty

Clarksburg, WV

#19 Jun 6, 2012
Ridiculous wrote:
I agree with the post above! There were plenty of people around that saw the incident! ; but yet.. They haven't been heard! ; From the way this is being handled, you'd think a bunch of drug addicts are running the police department! I don't care if the boy had a "pocket knife" He didn't deserve to be shot! ; I guess the officer found out that his gun did a lot more damage then the boy could've done with his "pocket knife!" ; & this isn't the first time he's shot someone! ; hmmm, I think it's about time this p.o.s goes back to Virginia where you can shoot people and get away with it! I guess the police are just as shady as the pill heads and drug addicts around here! I hope this is all settled the RIGHT way!. & my prayers go out to the young man!
Are you kidding me? A pocket knife is a deadly weapon....a pencil is also a deadly weapon...a gun is just a more effective deadly weapon...when somebody is attacking a police officer with a deadly weapon, he/she is trained to use the deadly force necessary....and FYI- the first time that officer was forced to use deadly force, the perp was shooting at him with a rifle...so bringing that up is not only useless, but it makes you sound stupid..
Betty

Clarksburg, WV

#20 Jun 6, 2012
Your turn wrote:
<quoted text> oh and he had to shoot him three times! Did you see the knife? witnesses are saying they didn't see one, why not use a tazer or mace?This is not this officers first time in shooting someone. Sure didn't hear anything about this young man being as you say it wacked out on drugs.
It doesn't matter if he was on drugs or not....the only sure way to find that out is to give the person a drug test...which I would hope you wouldn't expect to be administered while somebody is threatening anothers life with a knife..and just because witnesses didn't see a knife, does that really mean that there was not a knife? knives come in all shapes and sizes....however, they are all deadly weapons

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