Clearing up misconceptions

Clearing up misconceptions

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J-LMoorehead

Princeton, WV

#1 Jan 16, 2013
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If you knew anything about the law and city limits you would know that this is out of his jurisdiction.. The Sheriff's Department and State Troopers have to be called... And if you weren't doing something wrong the town police officer wouldn't stop you.....
I have been off the police department here in Anawalt since September of 2012. I know there were a lot of people who had mixed feelings of me being a police officer, simply because I live in this area. Truthfully, it was a hard job, mainly because everyone knows each other, and are kin to each other in some way, and I knew them as well. But I knew this town needed an officer that knew the people and would respect and reestablish a law enforcement/citizen relationship. That is termed "Community Policing". I had my set work hours,but I would be called out regardless of the time or/of day unless I was out of town, which was very rare. And the 911 dispatchers knew that I would uphold their requests for assistance day or night in or out of my jurisdiction. If a deputy or a state trooper,DNR or Solid Waste Authority needed my help,I would go. I wanted to let people know that in most cases,(not in some issues)that my method of policing would foster a since of trust and understanding between neighbors. And when I had to deal with an issue I would try to listen and calm the situation and help people reason and work out some type of peacefulness. Problems were being solved BEFORE fists started flying and guns and knives were being used, unlike in times past. Everyone, for the exception of a few, understood what my mentality was behind the way I chose to handle situations.

As far as the shooting in O'toole, I was the first officer on scene. When I received the information, I called 911 first and according to my understanding, my call to them was one of the first calls to come in to them about the incident. and they were trying to get the county sheriff's department in route and they didn't really have many details to give me at that point. I immediately went 10-8 to the area, not knowing all that had happened, until I arrived on scene. I took as much life saving techniques as I could in the situation that would allow, and also trying to preserve any evidence at that scene from being a life threatening situation. The rest is where it should remain, with the family, the accused, myself and the other investigating officers, and the legal system and with the Lord. There isn't a day that goes by that I don’t recall what I saw. I hated to even bring this back up. But I needed to clear the air on this one my friends. My heart aches still to this day. I want to apologize to the family for pulling this back up, and I ask for forgiveness also, if I was out of character that day with all of those who were there, but I had a moral and professional situation that I, and others around me had to carry out. To the family, God Bless you, and my love and thoughts are still with you. I did the best that the Lord would allow me to do. Thats all a man can really do. Thanks again Brosie "Andy Taylor" Moorehead.
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J-L Andy Taylor Moorehead

Princeton, WV

#3 Jan 16, 2013
Interesting wrote:
Sounds like the County and these Citys need a lot more Officers like you.Are you working anywhere now? You sound like a great man.
No,unfortunally I am not. One of the main reasons I resigned from the department as chief of police was due to health issues. And I really appreciate the show of graditude in your response. There are some very good people in Anawalt, and surrounding communities. But like all of the McDowell County folks, we seem to always get the short end of the stick. It's like the old saying goes "What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger" and I say what does kill you in the end, begins a new and glorious life with our Lord.

“Right To Die With Dignity ”

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Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#4 Jan 17, 2013
J-LMoorehead wrote:
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Welch, WV
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I have been off the police department here in Anawalt since September of 2012. I know there were a lot of people who had mixed feelings of me being a police officer, simply because I live in this area. Truthfully, it was a hard job, mainly because everyone knows each other, and are kin to each other in some way, and I knew them as well. But I knew this town needed an officer that knew the people and would respect and reestablish a law enforcement/citizen relationship. That is termed "Community Policing". I had my set work hours,but I would be called out regardless of the time or/of day unless I was out of town, which was very rare. And the 911 dispatchers knew that I would uphold their requests for assistance day or night in or out of my jurisdiction. If a deputy or a state trooper,DNR or Solid Waste Authority needed my help,I would go. I wanted to let people know that in most cases,(not in some issues)that my method of policing would foster a since of trust and understanding between neighbors. And when I had to deal with an issue I would try to listen and calm the situation and help people reason and work out some type of peacefulness. Problems were being solved BEFORE fists started flying and guns and knives were being used, unlike in times past. Everyone, for the exception of a few, understood what my mentality was behind the way I chose to handle situations.
As far as the shooting in O'toole, I was the first officer on scene. When I received the information, I called 911 first and according to my understanding, my call to them was one of the first calls to come in to them about the incident. and they were trying to get the county sheriff's department in route and they didn't really have many details to give me at that point. I immediately went 10-8 to the area, not knowing all that had happened, until I arrived on scene. I took as much life saving techniques as I could in the situation that would allow, and also trying to preserve any evidence at that scene from being a life threatening situation. The rest is where it should remain, with the family, the accused, myself and the other investigating officers, and the legal system and with the Lord. There isn't a day that goes by that I don’t recall what I saw. I hated to even bring this back up. But I needed to clear the air on this one my friends. My heart aches still to this day. I want to apologize to the family for pulling this back up, and I ask for forgiveness also, if I was out of character that day with all of those who were there, but I had a moral and professional situation that I, and others around me had to carry out. To the family, God Bless you, and my love and thoughts are still with you. I did the best that the Lord would allow me to do. Thats all a man can really do. Thanks again Brosie "Andy Taylor" Moorehead.
Where you the police officer that was involved in the bar incident at Anawalt?
an ex

Oceana, WV

#5 Jan 20, 2013
I,d watch it ,ya,lo causing them two to grow farther apart,they belong togather ,not apart,he neds to move out,that wouldhelp. you all dont know how many times he,s been kicked to the curb by the one he lives with,i dont want him,if the younger woman,needs that answer
Do tell

Hansford, WV

#6 Jan 22, 2013
an ex wrote:
I,d watch it ,ya,lo causing them two to grow farther apart,they belong togather ,not apart,he neds to move out,that wouldhelp. you all dont know how many times he,s been kicked to the curb by the one he lives with,i dont want him,if the younger woman,needs that answer
tell us who you are talking about. If not a name give us initials please.
Brosie Moorehead

Bluefield, WV

#7 Jan 23, 2013
COOTERDOG wrote:
<quoted text>Where you the police officer that was involved in the bar incident at Anawalt?
There have been a couple of incidents at the bar, but the incident that happened a couple of years ago that most remember and talk about,I wasn't the on the police department then. I started in 2011. That's assuming that is the incident you are referring too. If not, I need a little more info to be sure I am clear on what your asking about.
Brosie Moorehead

Bluefield, WV

#8 Jan 23, 2013
an ex wrote:
I,d watch it ,ya,lo causing them two to grow farther apart,they belong togather ,not apart,he neds to move out,that wouldhelp. you all dont know how many times he,s been kicked to the curb by the one he lives with,i dont want him,if the younger woman,needs that answer
I am not really sure what you are referring too. Maybe be more upfront with what your asking me. I am really confused about what is on your mind. I appreciate it.
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John

Troy, VA

#10 Jan 23, 2013
COOTERDOG wrote:
<quoted text>Please be careful because I know of a lawyer that was contacted and refused to take the case because they didn't want to attack a rural, law officer that gets called out by 911 dispatch even when not on duty at times. Some people sit back and look for the smallest detail to try to grasp at straws and make mountains out of mole hills so to speak. I think one person here is attempting to bait you into discussing a particular case. Please don't discuss this with anyone. God knows your heart and people in that small town is going to always gossip. I have members of my family in law enforcement, chief of police and members of my family in the fire department. When calls are made from dispatch, my understanding is they always attempt to get the first respondent to the scene and especially if it is shooting/domestic, etc. I hope that you consider not discussing any cases because at one time some people were even alleged to have tampered with evidence. Opening up a can of worms is not going to make anything done there any better and it's in the past. Enjoy talking to your buddies on here, but please be cautious discussing cases. Even an apology in this rural, gossip area can be seen as an admittance to doing something wrong even though that was not what the apology was about... I really like the people that I've met in your neck of the woods and there are some wonderful people, but a couple of bad ones that like to stir up trouble over gossip can be damaging to you. I didn't want to see this happen to you and you could tell me that it's none of my business and all would be true. My comments were out of concern for all involved with some past cases that have happened. May God Bless You and may you be able to see in time that when we are forced to make a judgement call and it comes down to you living that you took an oath and that was to protect the public and you have done that from all of my understandings. Thank you for listening.
You know everything about everything. Are you a bit on the Nosey side of life??

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Since: Jun 11

Princeton, WV

#11 Jan 23, 2013
John wrote:
<quoted text>You know everything about everything. Are you a bit on the Nosey side of life??
Better than someone foolish like you posting imbecilic drivel so much to see if it sticks.
Tina

Bluefield, WV

#12 Jan 23, 2013
Cooterdog, that was a brilliant reply and 100% correct.
J-L Moorehead

Bluefield, WV

#13 Jan 24, 2013
COOTERDOG wrote:
<quoted text>Please be careful because I know of a lawyer that was contacted and refused to take the case because they didn't want to attack a rural, law officer that gets called out by 911 dispatch even when not on duty at times. Some people sit back and look for the smallest detail to try to grasp at straws and make mountains out of mole hills so to speak. I think one person here is attempting to bait you into discussing a particular case. Please don't discuss this with anyone. God knows your heart and people in that small town is going to always gossip. I have members of my family in law enforcement, chief of police and members of my family in the fire department. When calls are made from dispatch, my understanding is they always attempt to get the first respondent to the scene and especially if it is shooting/domestic, etc. I hope that you consider not discussing any cases because at one time some people were even alleged to have tampered with evidence. Opening up a can of worms is not going to make anything done there any better and it's in the past. Enjoy talking to your buddies on here, but please be cautious discussing cases. Even an apology in this rural, gossip area can be seen as an admittance to doing something wrong even though that was not what the apology was about... I really like the people that I've met in your neck of the woods and there are some wonderful people, but a couple of bad ones that like to stir up trouble over gossip can be damaging to you. I didn't want to see this happen to you and you could tell me that it's none of my business and all would be true. My comments were out of concern for all involved with some past cases that have happened. May God Bless You and may you be able to see in time that when we are forced to make a judgement call and it comes down to you living that you took an oath and that was to protect the public and you have done that from all of my understandings. Thank you for listening.
Thank you Cooter, I agree with you, and you have brought a wealth of insight to your response. With your concern of what you shared with me I will always remember the one that was honest enough "to tell it like it is". I dont know you, but as I believe, and was brought up being taught by great parents(I love you mom,as you are in heaven)that the truth will always prevail. I consider you as a friend. Anyone who speaks truth, both good or bad, shouldn't be looked at as a enemy, but an equal. May your knowledge continue to inspire, teach, and employ the best in people. Thank you.

“Right To Die With Dignity ”

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#14 Jan 24, 2013
J-L Moorehead wrote:
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Thank you Cooter, I agree with you, and you have brought a wealth of insight to your response. With your concern of what you shared with me I will always remember the one that was honest enough "to tell it like it is". I dont know you, but as I believe, and was brought up being taught by great parents(I love you mom,as you are in heaven)that the truth will always prevail. I consider you as a friend. Anyone who speaks truth, both good or bad, shouldn't be looked at as a enemy, but an equal. May your knowledge continue to inspire, teach, and employ the best in people. Thank you.
If you are browsing the threads and see a thread called Cooterdog's Hangout in the Welch Threads, please stop in and say hello. I pray that you are very happy. I wish you the very best.

“Right To Die With Dignity ”

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#15 Jan 24, 2013
Tina wrote:
Cooterdog, that was a brilliant reply and 100% correct.
Thank you, Tina. I think I've seen you posting on some other threads. If you're in my neck of the posting woods, Cooterdog's Hangout, please stop by and say hello.

“Right To Die With Dignity ”

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#16 Jan 24, 2013
Weepy wrote:
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Better than someone foolish like you posting imbecilic drivel so much to see if it sticks.
Thank you, Weepy. I enjoyed talking to you today.:)
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J L Moorehead

Bluefield, WV

#18 Jan 24, 2013
COOTERDOG wrote:
<quoted text>If you are browsing the threads and see a thread called Cooterdog's Hangout in the Welch Threads, please stop in and say hello. I pray that you are very happy. I wish you the very best.
thank you for the invite and the advise. again thank you, and i'll drop in sometime and say hello.

“Right To Die With Dignity ”

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#19 Jan 24, 2013
J L Moorehead wrote:
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thank you for the invite and the advise. again thank you, and i'll drop in sometime and say hello.
Your're so welcome. We are discussing a lot of different topics at this time.:)
Tina

Bluefield, WV

#20 Jan 24, 2013
COOTERDOG wrote:
<quoted text>Thank you, Tina. I think I've seen you posting on some other threads. If you're in my neck of the posting woods, Cooterdog's Hangout, please stop by and say hello.
I did stop by to say "hi" to my long-time friend Sundog on that thread. Anyone who is a friend of his, I will consider a friend of mine.

“Right To Die With Dignity ”

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#21 Jan 24, 2013
Tina wrote:
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I did stop by to say "hi" to my long-time friend Sundog on that thread. Anyone who is a friend of his, I will consider a friend of mine.
He has been so good to me that I could never repay his kindness. I think the world of Sundog.
Tina

Princeton, WV

#22 Jan 25, 2013
So do I. We used to talk on Topix all the time but I'm hardly ever here anymore. There are so many who aren't here anymore. I'm glad that S/dog stays around so that I can say "hi" to him occasionally. I had one guy that I talked to and I was very nice to him. All of a sudden, he got belligerent and nasty for absolutely no reason. Who came to the rescue? Our Sundog!
John

Troy, VA

#23 Jan 25, 2013
Tina wrote:
So do I. We used to talk on Topix all the time but I'm hardly ever here anymore. There are so many who aren't here anymore. I'm glad that S/dog stays around so that I can say "hi" to him occasionally. I had one guy that I talked to and I was very nice to him. All of a sudden, he got belligerent and nasty for absolutely no reason. Who came to the rescue? Our Sundog!
Sundog and Weepy are butt buddies.

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