Wisconsin cop shot dead
“He was probably our most decorated deputy; you never heard any complaints about him”
A decorated Kenosha County sheriff's deputy was fatally shot late Wednesday during a routine traffic stop, and investigators are questioning a man with so many aliases that they aren't entirely sure of his real name, the sheriff said Thursday.
Deputy Frank Fabiano Jr., 48, tried to pull over a 1995 Chevrolet mini-van about 11:30 p.m. The driver drove away into a subdivision, stopping when he reached the end of a cul-de-sac in Somers, just outside Kenosha.
Both men got out of their vehicles, and the driver of the van pulled out a handgun and shot Fabiano once in the head, Sheriff David Beth said at a briefing in Kenosha. It is not known whether the deputy drew his gun, Beth said. Read more
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#1 May 24, 2007
#2 Sep 12, 2007
I lived in Kenosha,Wis.Years ago like 27yrs.ago I am afriad to come back too Kenosha. I was born in Wisconsin. Things have change so much their You don't know who you can trust there any more. I would love to come back. I have two children their a girl and boy which ,i would love too see again. But they don't even know I'm alive anymore. Or they just don't want too know.I was young and STUPID back than. But older now. Don't blame them if they don't want too know me. But would like them to know they have a sister an brother even if they are half. I was told Ann Marie is still in Kenosha at first they said it was me but she was too young for it to be me. I hope who ever answers this will know who I am talking about name Ann Marie Powell or Larry Wayne Willard. Just answer to [email protected]
#3 Oct 8, 2007
This happens time after time.
Police use pulling over cars to collect taxes.
They call them fines.
They call them "routine" it is so common.
If they only pulled over people they thought were dangerous to the community, they would approach the car with care and only after waiting for back up.
It will happen time after time. A lone cop walks up to a car and dies. Watch real police footage. A Texas cop walked up to 3 possible illegal aliens in a car. He let them out of the car???
They jumped him and killed him with his own gun.
Remember the female officer, also in Texas I think, who pulled over a adult male and his daughter. She also didn't wait for back up. She also let him out of the car.
She was nearly beaten to death and left the force.
Wait for backup. Call it in and wait. 1 or more bad guys against one cop is good enough odds for the worst criminals. But law enforcement will continue using officers to collect taxes. Officers will pull over and not wait for back up. They will continue to approach cars with their gun not drawn. More tragic and fully avoidable deaths will take place.
Worst of all in this case. Why was the suspect even on the streets? Im willing to bet he has a rap sheet. So our brave officers continue to die while judges sit protected and let violent criminals out of jail and throw prostitutes, people with drugs on them, and people like Martha Stewart in jail.
The United States has let a good man like Fabiano down. How long will we set policies that let heros like Fabiano die and violent criminals go free?
#4 Oct 8, 2007
Are you STUPID or just a total Flake, please give us your opinion if you have one. I don't support the tactics of police. It seems that they spend time protecting people with position in the community, and not those who paid their salaries through taxes.
#5 Oct 8, 2007
no offense but it's about time it happened outside IL or IN . . .
#6 Nov 23, 2007
Offense taken...my husband is a cop and if yours was, i think you'd have a different opinion. Get real...do you think all cops are out there to make life miserable for "normal" people. Every profession has it's "misfits". Keep your big, uneducated mouth shut unless you have some real comment that you can back up!
#7 Nov 23, 2007
The hubby needs to start taking out a few more dirtbags.
The FDL,OSH, APL area is still nice so far, but the lowlifes will start moving up north if we don't start putting the heat on them like right now!
#8 Feb 8, 2008
GET MOVING BIG TALKER!!!!!!!!!!
#10 Feb 9, 2008
#11 Feb 9, 2008
Not only are some cops bad people but some police departments are bad too. Most police chiefs (not all) are socialists too.
Police are the government's strongarm. The best way to be safe is to arm yourself (don't let gov't disarm you). Criminals are seconds away, police are minutes away.
"They risk their lives everyday to keep us safe" (as if only illegal Mexican immigrants would want to do the job, or as if they do it without pay.)
Why always call them heroes ? Some are cowards.
Heroism and The Language of Fascism by Rosa Brooks (LA Times):
#12 Mar 28, 2008
I don't care who you are married to i agree with katmusic, the cops, police, or leo's are nothing more than thugs paid by the government to rob hard working already overtaxed americans and the death of them will only help our falling economy. there are real criminals out there that need to be caught.......
#14 Mar 28, 2008
why do we still let officers go out one man, every officer should be a two man unit.
my prayers go to the officers family and friends.
and may the shooter be caught and brought to justice.
#15 Mar 28, 2008
real criminals need to be caught, and the driver who shot and killed a officer , wasnt he a criminal or did he shoot because he didnt want the 75 ticket.
most criminals are caught, from traffic stops.
you complain about officers being thugs to raise revenue for an already overburden tax payer, police officers pay the same amount of tax you do if not more. so instead of complaining about that , why dont you just follow the rules of the road. so that officers can concentrate on other crimes.
#16 Mar 28, 2008
Since the article link is no longer valid i will tell you more about the story. The murderer in this case was apprehended and brought to justice. He was also in the US illegally. It was a sad day in Kenosha as Fabiano was a good cop, a good person in general.
#17 Mar 28, 2008
How is it you believe officers pay more taxes?
You have to understand the police are not seen in a good light here since the murder of Michael Bell and rightfully so. It was a murder and no one was charged. This was an unarmed kid in his yard ten feet away from his mother and sister. He did resist arrest but the officers say he went for one of the cops guns even tho none of his DNA was found on it or the holster. 4 officers beating a kid into submission then murdering him, as he fell, in front of his family tends to create much distrust, anger and hate.
No need to start on the Chicago police departments, we have all seen how corrupt things are down there. We know not all officers are corrupt and bad but you can blame the media for the bad light you all are portrayed in as they never show stories about the good ones.
#18 Mar 28, 2008
the death of of them will only help our falling econmy. spoken words from a criminal type.
#19 Mar 28, 2008
we do pay taxes , so in essence we are paying our salaries too, majority of our calls for service , are that of people who dont work , or care how the community is.
i am not aware of the case you give for an example, but from accounts he did go for the officers gun, makes you wonder if his parents taught him how to repect others. it is a shame that he died.
you can think what you want about police officers, but i say this to any person who doesnt like the police, dont call us when you need us.
handle it yourself.
and when crime goes skyrocketing, you will be begging for the police to take action, against those who have no care or concern fro the law abiding citizens
#20 Mar 28, 2008
You dont uphold the supreme law of the land, the Constitution. If you did you wouldnt enforce the gun ban in your city as it is a violation of the 2nd amendment or setup free speech zones as it is a violation of the first amendment. You may not do these things but you support a government who does. If people were able to use the rights they have under the Constitution there would be much less crime in the USA. Take any state were they have CCW permits, much less crime than Chicago per capita. Handle it ourselves? The governing bodies have taken that right away from every American, it is now called vigilantism.
I dont feel all police officers are to blame but even a couple bad ones taint the publics opinion, thats just the way it is and the major media outlets dont help by not printing the good they do everyday.
So you never heard anything on the case i mentioned? Then how can you come to the conclusion he went for the gun? Despite the fact of evidence to the contrary? This is exactly why people have such distrust for the police anymore. You are like some secret brotherhood sworn to protect each other no matter what. You know nothing of the case yet you can draw that conclusion eh? That is scary to me i must say.
I think you should take a real long long at what you just wrote here...
Personally i am one of those who believe no one should pay income tax, it is one of the main reasons people colonized the Americas in the first place, over taxation... Tho i do pay my taxes so i dont get shot down in my home by an IRS swat team or abused by the court system that was set up to protect the everyday person from an overbearing government.
#21 Mar 28, 2008
I do agree with you on one point here. I wish people would follow the rules of the road. I have never had a speeding ticket in my life, i have been driving for a long time and it gets worse every year, the bad drivers. Everyday i have some moron who feels they need to drive as close to me as possible despite the fact we are on a 50 mile long road or fly up on my tail and flash his/hers light and honk all because i am going the legally posted speed limit. I live on a side street next to a main road, instead of people using the main road they use our street and travel as fast as the possibly can. We get a lot of drag racers in the 2-3am range. There are kids all over the place during the day but people just dont care. We have asked several times for police to sit on our road and it has never happened. We even setup a neighborhood watch as we were told to do.
I have been in three accident, two caused by road ragers and one from someone who blew a red light while talking on his phone. Come on people its a 2000 pound death machine, concentrate on the road, you have no right what so ever to risk the lives of others around you because you want to get home 4 minutes faster. It is not a right, it is a responsibility.
#22 Mar 28, 2008
i was basing this in the statement that he went for the gun, but like i said i dont know more on this case.
the fact is that , their are times that people get hurt when the police are called to a scence. whether it be the offender or an officer.
as officers our adrenaline is like a roller coaster all day,
1612 take the robbery in progress, 1612 take the found property
1612 take battery in progress
i do beleive that some officers adrenaline get the best of them, but every officers reacts differnet to each stressful call. its very hard to let your adrenline come down after the man with a gun call , or a 10 - 1.
i do think that on certain jobs , an officer should be able to get some down time so that he can get back to a relaxed state and mind presence. but with the big city their is hardly any time to do that, since your next job is only minutes away.
and yes their are some officers that have made some bad decissions , and they will get their day in court. but look at every profession and you will see their are some bad apples.
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