Ohio police captain killed while directing traffic | The Columbus Dispatch

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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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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.
Yes I agree but those job risks are predictable and avoidable. However when dealing with the unpredictable and the unavoidable human being, cops have a very difficult and most dangerous job. I thank a cop every time I see one just like I thank a US soldier who would protect me at the risk of their own lives.
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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.
You are making a lot of inaccurate ASSumptions here.
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YourSon wrote:
Wow, lots of moreons here.
Learn how to spell the word idiot.........
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Yes I agree but those job risks are predictable and avoidable. However when dealing with the unpredictable and the unavoidable human being, cops have a very difficult and most dangerous job. I thank a cop every time I see one just like I thank a US soldier who would protect me at the risk of their own lives.
Thank them for what.All that will do is pump up a already big ego.Com paring a cop to a soldier is a dis- service to the soldier.
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You people that are saying these cruel and untrue things about the police are the first to call when you have a problem. I love how some of the public precieve this job as being so easy and undangerous because we carry a gun and have a vest. A traffic stop is the single most dangerous part of just about any job there is because of the uncertainty. You do not know who you are pulling over, or what the person may have just done. The person could have just committed a serious crime and are thinking that is the reason they are being pulled over. You never know what you are getting yourself into. My thoughts a prayers are with the officers family.
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Feb 16, 2011
 
I'm sorry, someone breaks into my house, I don't call the PD and ask Mr. Burglar to weait until the PD get there.

I shoot him between the eyes.
notosenatebill5 wrote:
You people that are saying these cruel and untrue things about the police are the first to call when you have a problem. I love how some of the public precieve this job as being so easy and undangerous because we carry a gun and have a vest. A traffic stop is the single most dangerous part of just about any job there is because of the uncertainty. You do not know who you are pulling over, or what the person may have just done. The person could have just committed a serious crime and are thinking that is the reason they are being pulled over. You never know what you are getting yourself into. My thoughts a prayers are with the officers family.
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Feb 16, 2011
 
Another idiot folks wrote:
I'm sorry, someone breaks into my house, I don't call the PD and ask Mr. Burglar to weait until the PD get there.
I shoot him between the eyes.
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I'm saying the same people you arrest every other week and that constantly bad mouth the police and voice their hatred for the police are the same people that call everytime they have a problem. If someone breaks into your house and you shoot them, good for you, they wouln't do it again.
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Feb 16, 2011
 
Convenience Clerk wrote:
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 ?
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If you are a "Convenience Clerk", the question should be what is the reason that I am stuck in this job. The answer seems clear that you have made questionable life choices,
and the lack of a brain!!
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Another idiot folks wrote:
I'm sorry, someone breaks into my house, I don't call the PD and ask Mr. Burglar to weait until the PD get there.
I shoot him between the eyes.
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LOL! i'm sure that's exactly how it would go down, dirty harry!

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Feb 16, 2011
 
Tragic.
My thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family, especially his children -- how sad, they have to say goodbye to their Daddy.

My prayers, also, to the poor lady who struck him. I can't even imagine what she's going through.

Pain and sadness, all the way around.
God be with everyone involved.
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Feb 26, 2011
 
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.
He went from a village of 2500 to a township of 10,000. He wasn't supposed to be directing traffic but another officer canceled at the last minute. It is a very busy road and intersection. It is manned for a reason. Traffic through the small village and township is bumper to bumper most of the day.

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