Aurora police officer ejected from pa...

Aurora police officer ejected from patrol car

There are 453 comments on the KUSA Denver story from Mar 25, 2007, titled Aurora police officer ejected from patrol car. In it, KUSA Denver reports that:

A police officer is in critical condition after being thrown from his patrol car.

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Robert

United States

#21 Mar 26, 2007
From an officer point of view, when responding to a call no matter what it is there is always a need to hurry. When we get called to a domestic or a medical call we dont always think about putting on our seatbelt. We are generally more worried about the person involved in the call then we are about ourseelves. I guess it is just part of the job. If you were in a life threatening situation would you rather us be there as wuick as possible or wait to put on our seatbelts and do our safty checks and then drive saftly getting there. Its your choice.
gina

Denver, CO

#22 Mar 26, 2007
What he wearing a seatbelt
My 2 cents

Montrose, CO

#23 Mar 26, 2007
Every time I hear of an officer perishing while on duty, I get sad. I once heard an ex-paramedic say, "I never had to cut a dead guy from a seatbelt." Sad and senseless. It's amazing that the first gulf war didn't kill him, yet a stupid car accident did. Rest in peace, young protector. Thank you for your service.
marsha

United States

#24 Mar 26, 2007
Wow wrote:
What if cops said, IN PUBLIC WHERE A PERSON'S FAMILY AND FRIENDS COULD READ IT, of a DV victim, "well, she was too stupid to leave him. should've moved out." Or a gang shooting victim, "Well, I guess he shouldn't have been gang-bangin'!" Those cops would be PERSECUTED by the likes of you unsupportive people and the media. You, with your disrespect and ignorance, are what is wrong with this country and don't deserve to drink out of any average police officers urinal, much less make use of their services when you need them.
Un-be-LIEVABLE that you would be so insensitive before even knowing if this officer would live. One reason they don't wear their seatbelts is so that they can fly out of their cars and draw their guns fast to save YOUR STUPID LIVES. You should find a rock to hide under and dwell in your shame.
Hey, WOW ... you said it very well. I am thrilled to see there is someone out there who thinks of cops as our saviors not our enemy! Thank you for voicing your well thought out opinion, and right on, I might add!
marsha

United States

#25 Mar 26, 2007
SadSad wrote:
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They CHOSE that job and I believe they know the risks, so why the pity party for them. They are people just like us but get away with a lot more. Yes its sad he was killed as he might have been one of the few good ones.
SadSad, you are one of those pathetic people to which I refer not having lives of which to be proud. They did choose that and you should be grateful! Who do you call when your life is in danger!
nobody

Denver, CO

#26 Mar 26, 2007
ya're right! how long would it take you to wear it? you can also wear it while driving right? no excuse, dude!
marsha

United States

#27 Mar 26, 2007
matt wrote:
The Colorado Revised Statutes do not require police officers to wear seatbelts while on duty, but many department policies do.
Nice try, Matt, but these people who have hate cop shaped heads, wouldn't care about your astute comment. You can bet that whenever anyone's agenda is anti-cop, they have had to deal with them at the adverse level. Read my lips ... see for yourself who theses pathetic people are just by reading their brainless garbage!
marsha

United States

#28 Mar 26, 2007
whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Nice. Real nice. It is a shame that this clown has NO idea what he is talking about.
Dear Whatever ... jack b is worse than a clown. I would love to see his rap sheet he is so anti-cop! You and I are too respectful to even bother with the jack b's of the world.
Coloraden

United States

#29 Mar 26, 2007
Well it is unanimous about a seat belt. I was sad to hear he died, but if they would practice what they preach and wear a seat beltÖhe would still be alive right now! The news said they did not know if he was wearing a seat belt, do they really think we are that stupid? No disrespect intended, but seat belts are the LAW! Further more, the officer could have slowed down. It would have not hurt anyone! Sometimes when you are the driver and the lights and sirens are coming. Itís not as easy as you think to get out of the way in a split second decision. That person that came to a complete stop, did the right thing!!!!
Coloraden

United States

#30 Mar 26, 2007
Robert wrote:
From an officer point of view, when responding to a call no matter what it is there is always a need to hurry. When we get called to a domestic or a medical call we dont always think about putting on our seatbelt. We are generally more worried about the person involved in the call then we are about ourseelves. I guess it is just part of the job. If you were in a life threatening situation would you rather us be there as wuick as possible or wait to put on our seatbelts and do our safty checks and then drive saftly getting there. Its your choice.
Theres no excuse for not clicking a seat belt!!!!
Coloraden

United States

#31 Mar 26, 2007
OH, and further more, I would like you to get there ALIVE! Even if it took a few extra seconds (minutes) to do it safely!
Matt

Denver, CO

#32 Mar 26, 2007
My deepest sympothy to the officers family. Also to the family of the young man that died last night for which that officer was going to help...
God bless APD

Littleton, CO

#33 Mar 26, 2007
Nobody is right!! You sure are!!!
Michael

Denver, CO

#34 Mar 26, 2007
Robert, I want you to survive to get there. I'd prefer it took 5 seconds longer rather than infinitely longer. You're not doing anybody any good when you're dead on the side of the road.
AURORA CITIZEN

United States

#35 Mar 26, 2007
ALTHOUGH I THINK IT IS VERY SAD THAT IT HAPPENED, AND MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE FAMILY. I WANT TO KNOW IF THE OFFICER WHEN EJECTED WAS HE WEARING SEAT BELT?
Patriot

Denver, CO

#36 Mar 26, 2007
SadSad wrote:
<quoted text>
They CHOSE that job and I believe they know the risks, so why the pity party for them. They are people just like us but get away with a lot more. Yes its sad he was killed as he might have been one of the few good ones.
Yea they did, their not afraid like you are. Maybe next time you have a problem you should deal with it and not call them.

KWH

Since: Mar 07

La Mirada, CA

#38 Mar 26, 2007
Im With That Kid wrote:
<quoted text> yes Nicole, who cares if police are "Exempt" form the seatbelt law, they still need to buckle up!
Read the post from Robert, learn, and then maybe for once you can speak with some intelligence. Nicole you will have to excuse this kid, he is not all that bright.
Sarah

Denver, CO

#39 Mar 26, 2007
The only thing that doesn't make sense to me... he was driving soo fast but the officer rolled his car & stopped right ACROSS THE STREET from where he was going. So why was he still driving that fast or would have been in the left lane when he should have been turning right...
Mike

Boulder, CO

#40 Mar 26, 2007
What I can't understand is how was the police officer ejected ? It clearly states that he was but obviously he had to have hit something ?!?!
does any one know ?
James

AOL

#42 Mar 26, 2007
Many of you are making an assumption that he was not wearing a seat belt. You might want to have the facts prior to your sad attempt of bashing somone that daily risks his life to save another.

This could have all been avoided if drivers would pull over as required and allow emergency vehicles to pass through.

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