"A POLICE officer fatally wounded in a shoot-out with another man today was a father of four, with many years in the force.
The 41-year-old highway patrol officer was shot in the stomach and abdomen during an incident in West Tamworth, about 8am.
Paramedics rushed the officer to Tamworth Base Hospital, but he died a short time later. Another man, who is believed to have fired the shots at the officer, was also taken to hospital. He remains in a stable condition under police guard. The shooting happened outside an apartment block on Lorraine St. It is understood the highway patrol officer pulled over a car in the street, and an altercation arose, which lead to a shoot-out.
The homicide squad is leading the investigating the incident.
Colleagues at Tamworth police station are being comforted and offering counselling, in the wake of the tragedy. A relative of the killed officer told The Telegraph he was a devoted father of four, and an officer of many years experience. "How do you get your head around this…we are all numb," the relative said.
There are over 250 names on the NSW Police Force's Honour Roll – officers who never made it home from their shift. "Unfortunately due to the nature of policing, this Honour Roll will never be complete," a statement on the NSW Police Force website, accompanying the roll, reads. "May they rest in peace . . . lest we forget.""
That is terrible news, Australia should have the death penalty for offenders who kill police officers and other emergency/service personnel.
They are protecting the community for the good of the public. No one expects to go to work and be killed.
They devote their lives to serve and protect. If a police officer dies in the line of duty, no shit its worse.
Police don't protect people, that is not their primary function and it never has been. They are an investigative force that's functionality relates only to charging people who have broken the law, whatever the law may be, often by means that break other laws. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but all this patriotism about how they're such noble warriors of benevolence protecting the kiddies from the big bad criminals is a crock of shit. They are regular people that are simply above the law in a lot of cases. What has happened is awful, absolutely terrible, but one person's life is not more important, in a court of law, than another.
I guess you could say he got what he deserved?
Lol soloo great troll.
How many serial killers target policemen....?
Cops are the most dangerous killers because they are able to get away with it.
Aww, such a sad news story! I have relatives in Tamworth and I wouldn't be surprised if they knew him... normally such a nice community!
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Even under the eyes of the law, the crime of homicide is broken down into different catagories (i.e. murder and manslaughter) because some are more serious than others.
I would consider serial killers to be the most dangerous kind of murderers, I probably should of added that in my previous post.
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Why does a police officer have more of a right to protect themselves with deadly force than anyone else?
The reason why the mob leaves cops alone is because cops are people and they will fucking swarm if their own are messed with.
Kill other men, women, kids but don't kill cops because it poses a greater insult to society? You're insane
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I can see where you guys are coming from with the whole "all life is equal" argument, but I just think that there are certain types of murders which require a stronger reaction from the CJS - cop killing is one of them. I'd also include child killers, serial killers, and people who kill witnesses on the same level as a cop killing.
Also, police are subject to the same self defence standards as private citizens (all people have the right to employ deadly force in certain circumstances).
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But you're placing those people upon a lower standing than the specific groups you've mentioned there because apparently that is more malicious (which it fucking isn't, it's just as malicious)
If their lives are worth less, can we therefore also subject them to separate laws and regulations (you already have)? Where does the point stop?
It should be pointed out that the CJS deals with murders differently. Take the difference in sentencing between Klajsich (not sure on spelling) and Ivan Milat. Klajsich was convicted of ordering a hit on his wife, whilst Ivan Milat is a convicted serial killer. Klajsich got a lesser sentence than Milat (Klajsich got 25/30 years and Milat got life without parole). This disparity isnt because society is saying Ivan Milat killed more valuable people, but because if Milat was released he would pose a severe danger to society, as opposed to klajsich who doesnt.
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Australian police officers do not wear concealed or unconcealed ballistic or even stab vests which I find absolutely stupid. Even if it's 40 degrees, I'd be donning a vest as a Level II (w or w/o ceramic plates) would protect against that kind of gunshot wounds, plus protects your chest during car crashes. No excuse not to wear one when you carry a firearm. I'd wear a concealed one like they do in America.
they should use ned kellys armour becuz its aussie here. haha.
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