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Ohio police captain killed while directing traffic | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 31 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Feb 15, 2011, titled Ohio police captain killed while directing traffic | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Authorities in northeast Ohio say a police officer was fatally struck while directing morning rush-hour traffic at a busy intersection.

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#1 Feb 15, 2011
Sorry to about read about this tragedy. RIP Captain Stiles.
ohiofrog

Dayton, OH

#2 Feb 15, 2011
So sorry for the loss...and for his family
Whatever

Columbus, OH

#3 Feb 15, 2011
A very sad story and a reminder that police officers have a very dangerous job. My condolences to the family.
Convenience clerk

Columbus, OH

#4 Feb 15, 2011
Try dealing with a gun pointed at you from a crackehead demanding cash at your local carry out. Cops have a dangerous job ? Compared to what ?
Whatever wrote:
A very sad story and a reminder that police officers have a very dangerous job. My condolences to the family.
Concern Citizen

Westerville, OH

#5 Feb 15, 2011
It maybe the sun had alot to do with this incident I myself have had this happen to me mainly in the summertime , however how tragic for the officer and his family

RIP
Whatever

Columbus, OH

#6 Feb 15, 2011
Convenience clerk wrote:
Try dealing with a gun pointed at you from a crackehead demanding cash at your local carry out. Cops have a dangerous job ? Compared to what ?
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Sheesh! No one ever said that a convenience clerk job wasn't also dangerous. It's not black and white. BOTH jobs are dangerous. Perhaps your inability to comprehend simple logic is why you are faced with your current job prospects...
Just Listening

United States

#8 Feb 15, 2011
Since when does an Ohio village of 2,500 residents have a police Captain after just two years on the job after leaving a job he had for 15 years in a village of 2,100 residents? If he was a Captain, where was the Lieutenant a/o Sergeant? I have never heard of a police Captain directing traffic. Most police Captains are in some sort of managerial position. He most likely was some sort of village marshall who presided over Mayor's Court. In a village of 2,500 people I can't imagine all of them driving to work at the same time. Seems to me a stop sign would have taken care of the problem. I doubt if the village even has a police rank structure. He most likely was a self appointed Captain. Sorry he is gone.
Deputy Dawg

Columbus, OH

#9 Feb 15, 2011
Reakl question should be, why does some hick town of 2,500 hundred people even have a police force ?

They could hire the Sherrif to patrol for 75% less.

10 officers for a community of 2500 people. No wonder Ohio is broke.
Just Listening wrote:
Since when does an Ohio village of 2,500 residents have a police Captain after just two years on the job after leaving a job he had for 15 years in a village of 2,100 residents? If he was a Captain, where was the Lieutenant a/o Sergeant? I have never heard of a police Captain directing traffic. Most police Captains are in some sort of managerial position. He most likely was some sort of village marshall who presided over Mayor's Court. In a village of 2,500 people I can't imagine all of them driving to work at the same time. Seems to me a stop sign would have taken care of the problem. I doubt if the village even has a police rank structure. He most likely was a self appointed Captain. Sorry he is gone.

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#10 Feb 15, 2011
Convenience clerk wrote:
Try dealing with a gun pointed at you from a crackehead demanding cash at your local carry out. Cops have a dangerous job ? Compared to what ?
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Not to minimize the plights of a convenience clerk, but cops are obligated and sworn to protect and serve humanity when most others could care less about thier fellow man and woman. THANK A COP TODAY, He/she would willingly put their life on the line for you.
Just Listening

United States

#11 Feb 15, 2011
Deputy Dawg wrote:
Reakl question should be, why does some hick town of 2,500 hundred people even have a police force ?
They could hire the Sherrif to patrol for 75% less.
10 officers for a community of 2500 people. No wonder Ohio is broke.
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I agree. Usually in these villages, like New Rome used to be their entire paychecks are determined by traffic fines. If you look at his police photograph in front of the American flag, you could have sworn he was in the military. So, what does he do? He makes himself a Captain. Where is the Uniontown Mayor on this?
Doug

Cleveland, OH

#12 Feb 15, 2011
Convenience clerk wrote:
Try dealing with a gun pointed at you from a crackehead demanding cash at your local carry out. Cops have a dangerous job ? Compared to what ?
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Compared to selling a slushy.......
Convenience Clerk

Columbus, OH

#13 Feb 15, 2011
Compared to eating a donut, and writing a ticket to 17 year old for smoking a cigarette ?

They have back up, bullet proof vest, a radio, a gun, a club etc.

Conveience clerk has what ?
Doug wrote:
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Compared to selling a slushy.......
The Truth

Grove City, OH

#14 Feb 15, 2011
Whatever wrote:
A very sad story and a reminder that police officers have a very dangerous job. My condolences to the family.
Not really.Police work is safer then truck driving,construction or about 100 other jobs.When a regular guy dies at work it just isn't front page news and they don't get hero staus like the highly paid government workers do.
Voltaire

Columbus, OH

#15 Feb 15, 2011
It's sad that something so innocent as directing traffic, compared to dealing with guns and drugs and whatnot, can still be so dangerous.
Will Burns

Longbranch, WA

#16 Feb 15, 2011
Kant spel wrote:
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Not to minimize the plights of a convenience clerk, but cops are obligated and sworn to protect and serve humanity when most others could care less about thier fellow man and woman. THANK A COP TODAY, He/she would willingly put their life on the line for you.
The United States Supreme court has ruled a number of times Police have no constitutional obligation or duty to protect you and or your property.

Given that I never thank a cop or deputy nor do I ever vote for a levy or tax of any kind for "Public Safety" I say buy a few good firearms.

More shooting less taxation
Just Listening

United States

#17 Feb 15, 2011
The Truth wrote:
<quoted text>Not really.Police work is safer then truck driving,construction or about 100 other jobs.When a regular guy dies at work it just isn't front page news and they don't get hero staus like the highly paid government workers do.
You have a better chance being struck by lightening once in a lifetime than be being killed making $8.75 an hour as a ploiceman or an $17.85 an hour trooper.
Captain Jinks

Columbus, OH

#20 Feb 15, 2011
A woman driving an SUV, and a cop.

Hard to know who to root for here!
Disgusted

Columbus, OH

#21 Feb 15, 2011
Wow, it takes a truly heartless person to only care about what title a deceased person was given in a news report about their DEATH. My prayers are with the officer's family and also with the driver of the vehicle, he or she must feel horrible.
YourSon

Westerville, OH

#22 Feb 15, 2011
Wow, lots of moreons here.
Lessoffs

Columbus, OH

#23 Feb 15, 2011
YourSon wrote:
Wow, lots of moreons here.
So true!

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