Bell Co., Ky. deputy, K-9 officer kil...

Bell Co., Ky. deputy, K-9 officer killed in suspects pursuit

There are 13 comments on the WATE-TV Knoxville story from Jan 10, 2008, titled Bell Co., Ky. deputy, K-9 officer killed in suspects pursuit. In it, WATE-TV Knoxville reports that:

A Bell County deputy and his K-9 officer were struck and killed early Thursday morning during a pursuit of two teens accused of a gas station drive-off. Deputy Anthony Sean Pursifull, 31, and his K-9 Officer ... via WATE-TV Knoxville

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Stephen James

United States

#1 Jan 10, 2008
I can only hope that Kentucky law will put these two away for a long time.

My prayers go out to the family of the trooper. This is an incredibly senseless deed...and it must be punished as severly as the law will allow.

No excuses...I don't care if it's their first run-in (no pun intended) with the law. The only mercy they derserve is the right to spend the rest of their lives in jail.
Knox County Blue

Nashville, TN

#2 Jan 10, 2008
I have trained with Sean and his aprtner many times before. What a sad day for all K9 handlers and fellow brotheren.

Rest in peace Sean and King!
Rachel

AOL

#3 Jan 10, 2008
Hey, these KIDS are only 17! Them making decisions like they did shows me that they obviously haven't been blessed with a very good family situation. Don't get me wrong, my heart goes out to the officer and his K-9 partner, and my thoughts go out to his family. However, my thoughts and prayers will also be with these two teenagers. Hopefully they will learn something from this situation and will teach their future children some better morals than they were obviously given.
Jeremy

Nashville, TN

#4 Jan 11, 2008
Yep! I hope they learn something from this like bend over boy!
Brar

Morehead, KY

#5 Jan 11, 2008
Rachel, hopefully they will never have children and the chain will be broken.
Bob

Bloomington, IN

#6 Jan 11, 2008
This is a horrible situation. Although they did a horrible act...I do not think it was intentional have knowing the driver.
Martin Webster

Towson, MD

#7 Jan 13, 2008
I work at a MD Correctional Facility and I know first hand that if the justice system does not get tougher, these type incidents will continue to happen on a greater scale. Inmates here have cable tv in their cells now and our seg units are overflowing. My heart doesn't go out to the juviniles who killed this officer, but rather to the wife and children who no longer have a husband / father.
10-7 semper-fi

Johnson City, TN

#8 Jan 14, 2008
Rachel wrote:
Hey, these KIDS are only 17! Them making decisions like they did shows me that they obviously haven't been blessed with a very good family situation. Don't get me wrong, my heart goes out to the officer and his K-9 partner, and my thoughts go out to his family. However, my thoughts and prayers will also be with these two teenagers. Hopefully they will learn something from this situation and will teach their future children some better morals than they were obviously given.
The expectations of today's youth has dwindled in society. We make excuses versus accountability. There is an inate sense that humans have which tells us what is right and what is wrong. These individuals made the ultimate bad decision and it cost another his life along with one of God's creatures. Let's stop making excuses and hold people accountable.
10-7 semper-fi

Johnson City, TN

#9 Jan 14, 2008
I hope that we have not become so numb that we do not realize the tragedy that has occurred. This is more than a sad story to be heard by the masses. It is the tragic end to the life of another. Before we lay our heads to rest, I hope that we pray and give thanks for the opportunity that god has given us this day. Let's hold these "kids" accountable for their bad decisions and let them know that unchecked aggression toward those entrusted to protect us will not be tolerated.
Bert

Louisville, KY

#10 Jan 15, 2008
bob who knows the teen driver and thinks it was not intentional

bob that bell co. deputy was pulled off of the road way at least 5 feet from the road and that teen driver you said you knew drove the vehicle that he was driving into that bell co. deputy's vehicle
it pushed the vehicals at least
10 feet through a fence
Wendy

United States

#11 Feb 9, 2008
Pray for the teens, I don't think so. Here is what I think equitable; both teens required to take bites during the entire 16 week training course for the departments new K9 team. No sleeves, no bite suits. And when done with that, clean the kennels every day. That ought to repay their debt.
Robert

Versailles, KY

#12 Mar 14, 2008
Stick the needle in!!
A Little Pay Back

United States

#13 Nov 6, 2008
I heared from a guy who just got out of jail at the whitley co. jail said the the little punk that killed sean was running his mouth about killing sean and that the ex-harlan deputy scott moore
gave the punk a beat down

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