Officers Shot in Buchanan County

Emergency dispatchers say a man in the mountains has shot at police officers in the southwestern Virginia community of Grundy and at least one deputy has been wounded. Full Story
Just Me

Waynesboro, VA

#3 Mar 13, 2011
God be with the families, friends and co-workers of the officers who did not make it and those still hanging on. My prayers are with all.
VaEMS

Radford, VA

#6 Mar 13, 2011
Its a shame that officers get shot at while doing their job. They would not have been up there is mister mt. man hadn't been breaking the law. So JIM before you get all high and mighty (more than you already have) stop and think about what I just said.

To the families of those officers shot in the line of duty, I wish for quick healing and good outcomes.

For the law breaker, idiot, indecent person who needed the cops called on him in the first place then decided to shoot them, while may your justice be as swift as your decision to pull the trigger was.
Guardian

Palmyra, VA

#12 Mar 13, 2011
Rumor is that this started over the repo of the dead suspects vehicle.
Greene Sheriffs Office

Stanardsville, VA

#13 Mar 13, 2011
Our hearts go out to the deputies, the families and the agency. It is never easy to lose one of your own.
officer

Wirtz, VA

#14 Mar 14, 2011
My prayers are with the Deputies and their family, co-workers, and friends.
A COPS EX

Chesterfield, MO

#15 Mar 14, 2011
An Irish Prayer:

Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep
Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there... I do not sleep.
I am the thousand winds that blow...
I am the diamond glints on snow...
I am the sunlight on ripened grain...
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you waken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of gentle birds in circling flight...
I am the soft star that shines at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry—
I am not there... I did not die...

They are Angels among us to guide and protect us. My deepest Sympopthy to the Families, Friends and Fellow Officers. May God Bless you all.

“Keeping life realistic”

Since: Apr 10

Location hidden

#16 Mar 14, 2011
VANSANT, Va.— Two Buchanan County sheriff’s deputies were shot and killed in the line of duty Sunday afternoon, and two additional deputies are considered in “very serious” condition after being wounded by the same gunman, a spokesman for the Virginia State Police said at a press conference Sunday night.

The gunman was himself killed in a confrontation with law enforcement officers about two hours after the first shots were fired, according to Sgt. Steve Lowe, public information officer for Division IV of the Virginia State Police.

Lowe said that at approximately 2 p.m., Buchanan County 911 received a call from Roger’s Service Center on Devil’s Branch near the Deskins section of Vansant, Va., from an individual who said that there was a larceny in progress at his business, and that he had trapped the suspect at the site.

According to Lowe, four Buchanan County sheriff’s deputies as well as two troopers of the Virginia State Police responded to the call.
TEX

Earlysville, VA

#17 Mar 14, 2011
A COPS EX: Being half Irish, your prayer is very touching It's hard to comprehend going to work and being murdered on the job. my deepest sympathy goes out to all the victims of this tragedy.
RNR

Free Union, VA

#20 Mar 14, 2011
A COPS EX wrote:
An Irish Prayer:
Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep
Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there... I do not sleep.
I am the thousand winds that blow...
I am the diamond glints on snow...
I am the sunlight on ripened grain...
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you waken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of gentle birds in circling flight...
I am the soft star that shines at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry—
I am not there... I did not die...
They are Angels among us to guide and protect us. My deepest Sympopthy to the Families, Friends and Fellow Officers. May God Bless you all.
who is the author of that lovely poem?
wvufan

Berea, KY

#21 Mar 14, 2011
The poem was written by Mary Elizabeth Frye in 1932 in Baltimore, Maryland. The poem was written for a friend when they had learned that their mother (who was a Jew living in Germany at that time) had become ill. The friend wanted to return to Germany, but could not because of the anti-semitic rise.

The Poem was introduced in Britain after a bombing in Northern Belfast. That is where the common misunderstanding that this is an actual Irish poem. It gained its notoriety at that time in Ireland.

As for the situation in Buchanan County, my heart goes out to every single family that has been devastated by this tragic event. We must remember that even the person who engaged in the shooting had a family - and now they mourn the loss of a loved one and have the additional burden of wondering why it happened and mourning for the others as well.

May the peace and comfort of God Almighty be upon them all. Amen.
NoHokie

Charlottesville, VA

#22 Mar 14, 2011
I'll give lord the benefit of doubt and assume he/she is not in anyway suggesting that this man was justified in threatening and ultimately taking the lives of two other human beings, in the process ruining the lives of those who loved these officers and his own loved ones. The toll could yet rise to 2 more families. I feel sorry for anyone who could possibly see even a modicum of justification, when feeling wronged, by committing the ultimate wrong.
RNR

Free Union, VA

#23 Mar 14, 2011
wvufan wrote:
The poem was written by Mary Elizabeth Frye in 1932 in Baltimore, Maryland. The poem was written for a friend when they had learned that their mother (who was a Jew living in Germany at that time) had become ill. The friend wanted to return to Germany, but could not because of the anti-semitic rise.
The Poem was introduced in Britain after a bombing in Northern Belfast. That is where the common misunderstanding that this is an actual Irish poem. It gained its notoriety at that time in Ireland.
As for the situation in Buchanan County, my heart goes out to every single family that has been devastated by this tragic event. We must remember that even the person who engaged in the shooting had a family - and now they mourn the loss of a loved one and have the additional burden of wondering why it happened and mourning for the others as well.
May the peace and comfort of God Almighty be upon them all. Amen.
thank you so much for the interesting information!
lord

United States

#24 Mar 14, 2011
NoHokie wrote:
I'll give lord the benefit of doubt and assume he/she is not in anyway suggesting that this man was justified in threatening and ultimately taking the lives of two other human beings, in the process ruining the lives of those who loved these officers and his own loved ones. The toll could yet rise to 2 more families. I feel sorry for anyone who could possibly see even a modicum of justification, when feeling wronged, by committing the ultimate wrong.
I was making the point that law enforcement, especially Sheriff's Deputies, are in the unfortunate position of being vulnerable enforcers of sometimes wrongful court actions. There was a more complete reporting of the story on Tri-Cities : http://www2.tricities.com/news/2011/mar/14/tw... , that indicates that the deceased suspect acted with intent to ambush the deputies. The article also speaks of the tragedy of this event and the goodness of the men who lost their lives and those whose lives are still at risk. It seems hard to believe the murderer had any logical reason to personally hate the deputies, but I must wonder what happened in the life of a 52 year old man to cause him to commit this senseless, brutal crime, and to cause him to harbor such hatred.
fish100

Charlottesville, VA

#25 Mar 14, 2011
lord wrote:
<quoted text>I was making the point that law enforcement, especially Sheriff's Deputies, are in the unfortunate position of being vulnerable enforcers of sometimes wrongful court actions. There was a more complete reporting of the story on Tri-Cities : http://www2.tricities.com/news/2011/mar/14/tw... , that indicates that the deceased suspect acted with intent to ambush the deputies. The article also speaks of the tragedy of this event and the goodness of the men who lost their lives and those whose lives are still at risk. It seems hard to believe the murderer had any logical reason to personally hate the deputies, but I must wonder what happened in the life of a 52 year old man to cause him to commit this senseless, brutal crime, and to cause him to harbor such hatred.
I would say people like you!!!!!
Guardian

Palmyra, VA

#26 Mar 14, 2011
NoHokie wrote:
I'll give lord the benefit of doubt and assume he/she is not in anyway suggesting that this man was justified in threatening and ultimately taking the lives of two other human beings, in the process ruining the lives of those who loved these officers and his own loved ones. The toll could yet rise to 2 more families. I feel sorry for anyone who could possibly see even a modicum of justification, when feeling wronged, by committing the ultimate wrong.
If you had read the comment and applied the slightest amount of comprehension, then you would have known that the poster did not imply in any way shape or form that there was any justification for these deputies being killed.
There is more to this story than the deceased suspect was at a junk yard to steal junk as some have suggested. From what I understand the shooter's car was impounded, and apparently he didn't take it very well, and this became another example of a man falling down, and it won't be the last.
Bill

Haysi, VA

#27 Mar 14, 2011
Not only did he kill 2 wonded 2 more and destoryed those failys lives we have to think of his family theres life is scared also so lets pray for his wife also and all men and women that protect us here and abroad these men and women lay their lives on the line every day.
A COPS EX

Chesterfield, MO

#29 Mar 15, 2011
RNR wrote:
<quoted text>
who is the author of that lovely poem?
The author is unknown.. It is a Beautiful Irish Poem. I actually remembered it from a service I attended and found it on google.(Irish Proverbs/ poems)
God Bless..
A COPS EX

Chesterfield, MO

#30 Mar 15, 2011
wvufan wrote:
The poem was written by Mary Elizabeth Frye in 1932 in Baltimore, Maryland. The poem was written for a friend when they had learned that their mother (who was a Jew living in Germany at that time) had become ill. The friend wanted to return to Germany, but could not because of the anti-semitic rise.
The Poem was introduced in Britain after a bombing in Northern Belfast. That is where the common misunderstanding that this is an actual Irish poem. It gained its notoriety at that time in Ireland.
As for the situation in Buchanan County, my heart goes out to every single family that has been devastated by this tragic event. We must remember that even the person who engaged in the shooting had a family - and now they mourn the loss of a loved one and have the additional burden of wondering why it happened and mourning for the others as well.
May the peace and comfort of God Almighty be upon them all. Amen.
Thank You for that info.. I had no idea.. GOD Bless!
Guardian

Palmyra, VA

#38 Mar 16, 2011
CvilleGordo wrote:
<quoted text>
So you are apparently saying that the state of one's life/love/finances/job etc. justifies murder. If so, you are a delusional moron. Nothing justifies the murder of a police officer who is performing his lawful duties, or the murder of any law abiding human being.
You are totally clueless, if you can't grasp the fact that ANYONE can snap IF pushed hard enough, NOBODY is saying it was JUSTIFIED, but that it DID happen. I can't stand people who act so confused when confronted with the reality that ANYONE can commit murder, and looking at the facts ,if they are ever made public does not detract from the memory of those lost, regardless of what some may presume.
Something pushed an otherwise law abiding man to murder those sheriff's deputies, that is a fact that can not be disputed. It is important to investigate WHY this tragedy happened! Once again, it is not a slight or disresepectful in any way to the families of those slain officers to search for answers as to what was the catalyst that led to this destructive chain of events, if it is ever to be prevented in the future, it has to be done, and I'm glad the F.B.I. is involved.
CvilleGordo

Mechanicsville, VA

#39 Mar 16, 2011
Guardian wrote:
<quoted text>
You are totally clueless, if you can't grasp the fact that ANYONE can snap IF pushed hard enough, NOBODY is saying it was JUSTIFIED, but that it DID happen. I can't stand people who act so confused when confronted with the reality that ANYONE can commit murder, and looking at the facts ,if they are ever made public does not detract from the memory of those lost, regardless of what some may presume.
Something pushed an otherwise law abiding man to murder those sheriff's deputies, that is a fact that can not be disputed. It is important to investigate WHY this tragedy happened! Once again, it is not a slight or disresepectful in any way to the families of those slain officers to search for answers as to what was the catalyst that led to this destructive chain of events, if it is ever to be prevented in the future, it has to be done, and I'm glad the F.B.I. is involved.
You obviously have no idea what I do for a living.

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