Deputy Dies While Responding to Call

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Well OK

Grain Valley, MO

#1 Jul 24, 2010
Sad , sorry for his family.
In my prayers
forensics 101

Kansas City, KS

#2 Jul 24, 2010
officer to officer, he will be missed! god rest your soul brother :'(
Praying

Pleasant Hill, MO

#5 Jul 24, 2010
Another fellow officer that has lost his life to protect others. A tragedy doesn't even begin to describe this loss. He was a charming young man I knew personally and a great officer at that. He will be greatly missed and is respected by fellow officers, me included. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and Franklin Co SO. God rest your soul Sam.
Ex-resident

Gardner, KS

#6 Jul 24, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends, and residents. Thanks you Deputy Smith for your service to your community. Heartbreaking to lose such a young man and police officer. May the good memories of Deputy Smith comfort the family in this hard time.
Fr Co Resident

Lawrence, KS

#7 Jul 24, 2010
Praying for Sams mom tonight. Every time that uniform goes on, it's difficult to watch them go out the door. May the comfort of the Lord be with her during this difficult time.
Amy V

Kansas City, MO

#9 Jul 24, 2010
So sorry to hear about this tragedy! Our thoughts and prayers are with the family...
K9232 HICKORY CO DEPUTY

Lawson, MO

#10 Jul 24, 2010
TO THE FAMILY,FRIENDS AND BROTHERS IN BLUE. OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. I HATE TO HEAR WHEN WE LOOSE ONE OF OUR FAMILY. STAY STRONG
fact

Liberty, MO

#11 Jul 25, 2010
Mit wrote:
Was He drinking?????????? on the JOB?????? Most do...
asking something like that i hope all the police officer ticket you every day intill you get a brain. and for all police officer form my security team we hate to hear this kind of thing. we are sorry for your for your frind. you all stay safe out there
Mark

Kansas City, MO

#13 Jul 25, 2010
A loss on the job is tragic, yes, but I am wondering what caused him to lose control and crash in the first place.
Jackson Cop

Jefferson City, MO

#14 Jul 25, 2010
Mit wrote:
Was He drinking?????????? on the JOB?????? Most do...
A comment like yours goes to show the true nature of your charachter. I am all about one's right to free speech but in this instance you also have the right to remain silent. How dare you post a comment of that nature on a news article of someone's death that could very well be read by his family members.

Unless you are an officer, you have no idea of what it's like to take on the responsiblity and liability of our job. He was most likely running lights and sirens to that call to prevent harm to an individual, to protect life and while doing so gave his own. Are you that selfless or do you just sit at your keyboard, in annonymousland, badmouthing people.

Rest In Peace Brother, we have the watch. To the family, my condolences and prayers to you.
Mark

Kansas City, MO

#15 Jul 25, 2010
Jackson Cop wrote:
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A comment like yours goes to show the true nature of your charachter. I am all about one's right to free speech but in this instance you also have the right to remain silent. How dare you post a comment of that nature on a news article of someone's death that could very well be read by his family members.
Unless you are an officer, you have no idea of what it's like to take on the responsiblity and liability of our job. He was most likely running lights and sirens to that call to prevent harm to an individual, to protect life and while doing so gave his own. Are you that selfless or do you just sit at your keyboard, in annonymousland, badmouthing people.
Rest In Peace Brother, we have the watch. To the family, my condolences and prayers to you.
In a way, it is partially the fault of the police for people who are misled by the media. Police do not release all the information on a case so that the public can have the whole truth, then the police wonder why people play armchair general. I am surprised the police have not realized this point yet.
fact

Liberty, MO

#16 Jul 25, 2010
Mark wrote:
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In a way, it is partially the fault of the police for people who are misled by the media. Police do not release all the information on a case so that the public can have the whole truth, then the police wonder why people play armchair general. I am surprised the police have not realized this point yet.
THEY CANT RELEASE ANY INFO INTILL THEY KNOW WANT HAPPIN AS WELL THE NEWS PRINT THINGS BEFORE THE POLINE HAVE TIME TO FIND EVERY THING OUT TO REPORT
fact

Liberty, MO

#17 Jul 25, 2010
POLICE SPELLED WROUNG
smltwnb

Kansas City, MO

#18 Jul 26, 2010
My sympathy to the family, friends, and fellow officers. I sincerely hope he was not like the young officer i know of in a small town. he is such a hot shot. little man syndrome. little man, big head, big car, big motor, heavy foot.
Mark

Kansas City, MO

#20 Jul 26, 2010
smltwnb wrote:
My sympathy to the family, friends, and fellow officers. I sincerely hope he was not like the young officer i know of in a small town. he is such a hot shot. little man syndrome. little man, big head, big car, big motor, heavy foot.
I hate to say this, but most cops are like that. Its not that cops have fast cars (the crown vics are basically tanks. 16.2 in the quarter mile at best), its that they drive at speeds far too dangerous for normal street driving, and the brakes on the crown vics are factory brakes, so the 60mph to zero stopping distance is almost 150 feet, nowhere near fast enough to avoid hitting a child or another car.
The other thing is most cops have big egos and serious anger management issues. This whole bit about you have to do what they say or you die is what gives them big egos. Cops know they can legally shoot you if you don't cooperate, so they will develop this gigantic superiority complex and basically have a "just shoot him in the head and bill his family for the bullet" mentality. In their eyes, its just easier to shoot them instead of having to fight them.
really now

United States

#21 Jul 26, 2010
Mark wrote:
A loss on the job is tragic, yes, but I am wondering what caused him to lose control and crash in the first place.
Mark, have you been to said intersection? I am sure you haven't. Its rural ks, hills, roads not the best. That intersection was not lit last time I saw it. So lights, responding to an emergency, and didn't it rain? That intersection was a death trap waiting to happen. I won't drive franklin county rural roads after dark. Too much risk.
Mark

Kansas City, MO

#22 Jul 29, 2010
really now wrote:
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Mark, have you been to said intersection? I am sure you haven't. Its rural ks, hills, roads not the best. That intersection was not lit last time I saw it. So lights, responding to an emergency, and didn't it rain? That intersection was a death trap waiting to happen. I won't drive franklin county rural roads after dark. Too much risk.
So how many more people have to die before someone does something about that intersection? Maybe the government needs to start asking themselves that about every dangerous intersection.
Hates pitbulls

Morehead, KY

#23 May 12, 2013
Mark wrote:
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I hate to say this, but most cops are like that. Its not that cops have fast cars (the crown vics are basically tanks. 16.2 in the quarter mile at best), its that they drive at speeds far too dangerous for normal street driving, and the brakes on the crown vics are factory brakes, so the 60mph to zero stopping distance is almost 150 feet, nowhere near fast enough to avoid hitting a child or another car.
The other thing is most cops have big egos and serious anger management issues. This whole bit about you have to do what they say or you die is what gives them big egos. Cops know they can legally shoot you if you don't cooperate, so they will develop this gigantic superiority complex and basically have a "just shoot him in the head and bill his family for the bullet" mentality. In their eyes, its just easier to shoot them instead of having to fight them.
Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner. Most of you folks are just naive. While some cops are good people, often they are the guy everyone hated in school for being a bully.
By the way; I'm white, 50ish, have never been arrested, and by the grace and providences of God make low 6 figures while being subject to random drug tests. Also, by the grace of God I am not naive or stupid.

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