RPD officer kills man holding gun

RPD officer kills man holding gun

There are 2 comments on the The Courier story from Oct 8, 2012, titled RPD officer kills man holding gun. In it, The Courier reports that:

A man killed by a Russellville police officer Friday afternoon was holding a gun when an officer shot him, a release from Russellville Police Department stated.

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Since: Apr 12

United States

#1 Oct 8, 2012
3:30pm friday the russellville pd showed up @ Walter Hirsh's (aka Wally) residence & fataly shot & killed him. We just got 1st hand information from his neighbor that Wally was on the 2nd floor balcony with a rifle across his lap. We hear from them that he never pointed the gun @ the officer. When they showed up, he stood up, put his hands on the balcony with the rifle laying across his arms & the cop shot him. He didn't even have the gun in his hands! I know Wally personally, he was 1 of the nicest guys u could meet. Yea he had his problems like every1 else, but he was 1 of those guys that would do anything he could to help any1. I don't think that is a justifiable shooting, but I bet bc he has a badge & Wally had a rap sheet, that after his paid leave during the investigation he will b found of no wrong doing & given back his gun. I think it's wrong that sum1 gets a nonviolent fellony or drug charge, he looses his gun rights for life, but a cop can shoot someone & they get a vacation! Justice for Wally!
P.S. The eyewitness said he was already outside sitting down when the cops showed up.
Its called a trigger happy power trip or a bad case of the chicken shits! I bet he's setting around drinking beer with his buddies braggin how he's saving the world. I think they should have to take fear test to make sure they can deal with their job without having to shoot ppl that wouldn't have done them any harm in the 1st place! If sum1 scares me & I shoot them or even give'em a little thrashing, I bet I'd go to jail, acting out of fear or not!
JUSTICE 4 WALLY!

Since: Apr 12

United States

#2 Oct 8, 2012
If he really was suicidal isn't it the cops job to talk him out of it? Not finish him off! JUSTICE 4 WALLY!

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