Officer's gun kills one in Waveland

Mar 31, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: WLBT-TV Jackson

New details are emerging in the fatal overnight shooting in Waveland. Waveland Police Chief Kenny Hurt confirmed one of his officers did fire his weapon at a suspect, and the suspect later died.

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Lawman in MS

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Don't judge anyone until you know all of the facts. The Officer who had to shoot the suspect did not shoot to kill. He shot to live. Keep him in your thoughts and prayers.
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I don't judge the Officer, he did what he was suppose to do. The man was not going to be taken back to jail. He wanted the officer to shoot him.
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Tasers?????
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I don't think a taser would have helped in this situation. You don't bring a taser to a gun fight... The officer did the right thing by using his gun. His life or the criminals..and I thank God that the officer is still here..
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thank God the officer is alive. i can't imagine what he is going through. he and his family are in our prayers. If he is anything like the officer that lived across from us he is a wonderful person and did only what he had to do. it is a sad day when people condone criminals and persecute the ones that protect and serve the masses.
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sketter wrote:
thank God the officer is alive. i can't imagine what he is going through. he and his family are in our prayers. If he is anything like the officer that lived across from us he is a wonderful person and did only what he had to do. it is a sad day when people condone criminals and persecute the ones that protect and serve the masses.
You must be talking about the BSL Mayor .
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Tasers would have DEFINITELY helped the situation. The officer wouldn't have to live with killing someone from the rest of his life.

However, Mayor Garcia believes the only weapon an officer should have is lethal. Clearly, Mayor Garcia isn't concerned about the well-being of his police officers. They're in trailers without proper equipment, among other things.

I can only imagine how things would have been different if the waveland officer used a taser. I hope you do the same. If you agree, please talk to our Mayor so we can get our priorities straight. We want both citizens and officers to feel protected.
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Tasers would have DEFINITELY helped the situation. The officer wouldn't have to live with killing someone from the rest of his life.
However, Mayor Garcia believes the only weapon an officer should have is lethal. Clearly, Mayor Garcia isn't concerned about the well-being of his police officers. They're in trailers without proper equipment, among other things.
I can only imagine how things would have been different if the waveland officer used a taser. I hope you do the same. If you agree, please talk to our Mayor so we can get our priorities straight. We want both citizens and officers to feel protected.
I feel better knowing they carry guns.... the people we have in our community now is not the same ones we had years ago where everyone knows everyone. Drugs are rampant and those who abuse them don't have their right minds.

Tasers are great for breaking up fights or stopping someone who is fighting the officer...But taser vs gun...I don't think I would want to be the one holding the taser.
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tasers should be outlawed. 90% of all cops abuse them. Making routine stops and tasing people just because they can get away with it. If te suspect had a gun, then the officer was within his rules of engagement to potect himself. If an officer can't live wth the fact that he had to fire his weapon and bring down an armed suspect, then he soldn't be wearing a badge.
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concerned citizen wrote:
tasers should be outlawed. 90% of all cops abuse them. Making routine stops and tasing people just because they can get away with it. If te suspect had a gun, then the officer was within his rules of engagement to potect himself. If an officer can't live wth the fact that he had to fire his weapon and bring down an armed suspect, then he soldn't be wearing a badge.
So what you are saying is if you wear a badge you should be able to kill another person and live good with it?This guy did what he had to do to live.But he still has a heart even for some one trying to kill him.It is hard to live with killing another person even is self defence or in war.
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concerned citizen wrote:
tasers should be outlawed. 90% of all cops abuse them. Making routine stops and tasing people just because they can get away with it. If te suspect had a gun, then the officer was within his rules of engagement to potect himself. If an officer can't live wth the fact that he had to fire his weapon and bring down an armed suspect, then he soldn't be wearing a badge.
Your statements shock me. Your username is "concerned citizen", therefore I would assume you would be equally as concerned about the officers. I do believe and agree that people can abuse privileges. As some officers have abused tasers. But, taking them away is not the answer. Tasers are not deadly, and although I would like to believe that my local cops are the most well-trained around, they make mistakes. Taser mistakes - one can LIVE with. Gun mistakes - one cannot live. Mayor Garcia should have looked into tasers and possibly require that the officers get more training before he took them away. In reference to the officer killing another man, who he could have tased-- it's a shame that you believe an officer should live with that burden. One would hope an officer would come into this profession to protect, in hopes that he/she would have a successful career in which they would protect their city. Killing someone? Even though he was protecting himself, was in no way what was hoped for.
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concerned citizen wrote:
tasers should be outlawed. 90% of all cops abuse them. Making routine stops and tasing people just because they can get away with it. If te suspect had a gun, then the officer was within his rules of engagement to potect himself. If an officer can't live wth the fact that he had to fire his weapon and bring down an armed suspect, then he soldn't be wearing a badge.
I, also, love your use of statistics. What is your reference for the "90% of all cops that abuse them" (tasers)? Please enlighten us.
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Let's get this straight. An armed and dangerous suspect was shot and killed by a police officer. Now everyone is saying the officer should have scolded him like a child? Tase him, try him in court, send him to prison for 2 or 3 years. Cost the taxpayers millions of dollars. he gets out of prison. Attacks, robs,rapes, or kills someone. The criminal knew the odds when he pulled a weapon on a police officer. He made a choice and suffered the consequences.
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Taser an armed person who points and aims a loaded firearm at you? Yeah, great idea.
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concerned citizen wrote:
Let's get this straight. An armed and dangerous suspect was shot and killed by a police officer. Now everyone is saying the officer should have scolded him like a child? Tase him, try him in court, send him to prison for 2 or 3 years. Cost the taxpayers millions of dollars. he gets out of prison. Attacks, robs,rapes, or kills someone. The criminal knew the odds when he pulled a weapon on a police officer. He made a choice and suffered the consequences.
I am worried about the officer dealing with having killed another man. How can you fail to see the big picture here??
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Taser an armed person who points and aims a loaded firearm at you? Yeah, great idea.
clearly, you do not see the big picture either. Officers should have access to tasers. I completely support the fact that the officer had to shoot the man. However, he should have access to a non lethal weapon!
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God bless you officer, glad you are alive. God bless the deceased's family. Peace to all.
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help wrote:
Tasers would have DEFINITELY helped the situation. The officer wouldn't have to live with killing someone from the rest of his life.
However, Mayor Garcia believes the only weapon an officer should have is lethal. Clearly, Mayor Garcia isn't concerned about the well-being of his police officers. They're in trailers without proper equipment, among other things.
I can only imagine how things would have been different if the waveland officer used a taser. I hope you do the same. If you agree, please talk to our Mayor so we can get our priorities straight. We want both citizens and officers to feel protected.
If the officer had pulled a taser in this situation he would have been a damned fool and quite possibly a dead fool. Over the years I have met or known four officers who fatally shot someone in the line of duty. Two were from here and two were from out of state. Only one said it didnít bother him and he boasted about it and acted like it was a notch on his belt. He was at the wrong house when he did this, too but he has little sense and no conscience.
All officers are made aware that they may have to shoot someone in the line of duty but none of us can imagine what they go through.
I have carried a taser for years and Iíve never had to use it but Iím glad itís there if I need it. Weíre all arm chairing this from a safe distance but from what Iíve heard or read about this case I believe I would have done exactly what the Waveland Officer did.
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Lawman in MS wrote:
<quoted text>If the officer had pulled a taser in this situation he would have been a damned fool and quite possibly a dead fool. Over the years I have met or known four officers who fatally shot someone in the line of duty. Two were from here and two were from out of state. Only one said it didn’t bother him and he boasted about it and acted like it was a notch on his belt. He was at the wrong house when he did this, too but he has little sense and no conscience.
All officers are made aware that they may have to shoot someone in the line of duty but none of us can imagine what they go through.
I have carried a taser for years and I’ve never had to use it but I’m glad it’s there if I need it. We’re all arm chairing this from a safe distance but from what I’ve heard or read about this case I believe I would have done exactly what the Waveland Officer did.
Agreed, the officer did what he had to do. I just believe that Waveland officers deserve the security of a taser if they choose to use it.
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Agreed, the officer did what he had to do. I just believe that Waveland officers deserve the security of a taser if they choose to use it.
I agree with you, too. Let them have tasers again. Most of the reckless and mean cops are gone. If a cop acts like that take the taser away and fire him but don't punish all of them.

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