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State trooper shot dead during traffic stop in Kitsap County
KOMONews ^ | Feb 23, 2012 at 7:52 AM PST | KOMO Staff

Posted on 02/23/2012 8:09:22 AM PST by RitchieAprile

BREMERTON, Wash. - All available officers from multiple law enforcement agencies launched a massive manhunt for the person who shot and killed a Washington State Patrol trooper during a traffic stop early Thursday.

The trooper had stopped a pickup around 1 a.m. Thursday on Highway 16 near Gorst and radioed the location and license plate number, said Trooper Russ Winger.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: leo; officerdown; washington
WSP are pretty decent chaps. Prayers up for the family.
1 posted on 02/23/2012 8:09:27 AM PST by RitchieAprile
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To: RitchieAprile

dang prayers up


2 posted on 02/23/2012 8:10:03 AM PST by DCBryan1 (Id rather have a man who wrecked his marriage as POTUS than a man who wrecked his country!)
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To: RitchieAprile

“The more I know about people - the better I like my dog.”Mark Twain


3 posted on 02/23/2012 8:19:39 AM PST by PLD
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To: RitchieAprile

“The more I know about people - the better I like my dog.”Mark Twain


4 posted on 02/23/2012 8:20:00 AM PST by PLD
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To: Baynative

Wash Ping...and prayers


5 posted on 02/23/2012 8:22:17 AM PST by goodnesswins (2012..."We mutually pledge our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor")
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To: RitchieAprile

Prayers for the officer and his family.

The last couple of weeks the cops have been heavily, and I mean heavily out on patrol in the Tacoma, Gig Harbor area. Seems like there’s one planted on every corner and junction just waiting for speeders or what ever they’re looking for. In my life, I have never seen anything like it.


6 posted on 02/23/2012 8:25:19 AM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: RitchieAprile

—...and radioed the location and license plate number...—

If you are gonna do this sort of thing, you always want to either switch plates or use a stolen vehicle. The guy must have had a lot to hide.

But this is a serious tragedy. Of all the cops out there, I respect the WSP the most. It’s amazing this has to go through their mind every single time they walk up to a “questionable” vehicle. Especially at one in the morning. And a “bad” patrolman would just not have bothered to pull the guy over. It might be dangerous, after all.


7 posted on 02/23/2012 8:25:40 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: RitchieAprile

Yesterday news from same town!
Odd coincidence?

Third grader shot at Bremerton elementary school

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2849980/posts?page=11#11


8 posted on 02/23/2012 8:27:36 AM PST by GOYAKLA (Recall/ Impeachment Day, November 6, 2012. FUBO)
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To: All

Shooter still at large after abandoning his truck


9 posted on 02/23/2012 8:30:07 AM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: RitchieAprile

We are about 20 miles from where this happened - I hope they catch the murdering bastard.


10 posted on 02/23/2012 8:32:30 AM PST by dainbramaged (I nearly threw my pit bull at the television.)
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To: cuban leaf

I haven’t had any dealings with them for many years but at one time, Florida Highway Patrol were top quality. My Sunday School teacher was one and he was a fine man.

When I was a little kid back in the early 1950s, I had to walk home from school, nearly 2 miles. Several times, state troopers stopped and gave me a ride home. Same thing happened to my Brothers and Sisters.

That is probably against the rules now.


11 posted on 02/23/2012 8:34:51 AM PST by yarddog
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To: RitchieAprile

SR16 still closed, I guess those coming into work in King/Pierce from Kitsap Co. will be taking US101 through Olympia or the Bremerton or Kingston ferry.


12 posted on 02/23/2012 8:38:34 AM PST by RitchieAprile
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To: RitchieAprile

Why is this in breaking news?

Why create a special class of people?

As another poster pointed out, a child was shot yesterday near the same place. Was that breaking news?


Third grader shot at Bremerton elementary school

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2849980/posts?page=11#11


13 posted on 02/23/2012 8:46:52 AM PST by AlmaKing
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To: RitchieAprile

State Troopers are usually the mellow safety guys/gals that do a lot more good for public safety than people know. I hope the catch the nut that shot the trooper and hang him.


14 posted on 02/23/2012 8:47:36 AM PST by CodeToad (NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION!!!)
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To: RitchieAprile

Prayers up for the family, freinds and relatives. May God in HEaven comfort them in their grief and send His Peace to them, knowing they will see their loved one again some day in a far beeter place.

And may God in HEaven rest the soul to this brave officer who devoted himself and gave his life to defend nhis community and keep it safe.

I pray they catch the murderer soon and render unto him the justice he deserves...and ensure that individual never has a chance to kill or injure another citizen.


15 posted on 02/23/2012 8:52:01 AM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: AlmaKing
Why is this in breaking news?

Why create a special class of people?

If it hasn't been posted before, then 'breaking news' makes some sense. If someone else posted the earlier story about a child being shot near the same place and didn't put that in breaking news, how does that affect what this poster considered to be 'breaking news'? Two different posters, two different decisions.

And just what 'special class of people' are you concerned about? Are you the posting police?

16 posted on 02/23/2012 8:52:57 AM PST by bcsco
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To: rockrr

I saw SWAT heading to Kitsap Co as I was driving into Gig.


17 posted on 02/23/2012 8:54:31 AM PST by lilycicero
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To: yarddog

My singular bad experience with a WSP trooper was a little over a year ago, right after rotator cuff surgery.
I was driving home from the hospital and had this huge arm support system on my left arm. The cop was entering the freeway right next to me, braked to get behind me and turned on his blues immediately.

He pulled me over for not wearing a seat belt. I came very close to laughing in his face when he actually ticketed me.

My wife was in the car with me and she DID laugh.

His whole attitude was obviously napoleon syndrome from the git-go. The guy was like 5’5”. I remember thinking, at the time, “I thought the WSP had minimum height requirements.”

But other than that one guy, they are always nice and reasonable people, even when I get a ticket.


18 posted on 02/23/2012 8:54:38 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: RitchieAprile; Just Lori; Libertina; Lexinom; horatio; freebird5850; Horatio Gates; Ramius; ...
WA Ping

As one of the comments on the link says: We should copy Texas and use that express lane straight to the death chamber when this POS is captured and convicted.

19 posted on 02/23/2012 8:54:53 AM PST by Baynative (Please check this out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFIcZkEzc8I)
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To: RitchieAprile

Jeez!....How sickening!


20 posted on 02/23/2012 8:58:41 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: CodeToad

I work with our state’s SHP fairly often (a hazard of the job) and one of my best buddies is a retired SHP. They’re very laid back and calm. It’s an evil person to murder one at a traffic stop. I hope they catch the person soon.


21 posted on 02/23/2012 9:18:09 AM PST by hiredhand
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To: RitchieAprile

3 Port Orchard schools on modified lockdown...Sidney, Mullenix and Cedar Heights.


22 posted on 02/23/2012 9:38:20 AM PST by lilycicero
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To: hiredhand

Whenever I see a cop helping someone change a tire it is usually a State Trooper getting dirty.


23 posted on 02/23/2012 9:46:09 AM PST by CodeToad (NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION!!!)
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To: RitchieAprile
Investigators know who the registered owner of the truck is, but it's unknown if that person is a suspect in the shooting, Winger said.

"We know we have a registered owner, and that's all we know," he said.

Officers later towed the truck from the scene. Police also seized a white car found nearby that belongs to someone who may know the suspect.

Officers also said a house near the location where the truck was found has been raided before by state troopers during a drug bust.

Sounds like drug runners. Perhaps they stole this truck.

24 posted on 02/23/2012 9:52:06 AM PST by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: 6SJ7

Report shooter is dead via local news.


25 posted on 02/23/2012 10:03:03 AM PST by lilycicero
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To: dragonblustar

Generating revenue for the State. This incident sounds like an illegal alien not wanting to be caught. Let’s hope the Trooper radioed the plate number in before he was shot. Do they use dash cams?


26 posted on 02/23/2012 10:10:27 AM PST by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: lilycicero

Good. Someone had mentioned hanging earlier in the thread. My immediate thought was “hanging is too good for this guy.”


27 posted on 02/23/2012 10:33:15 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: RitchieAprile

Praying for him and his loved ones.


28 posted on 02/23/2012 10:51:16 AM PST by Marathoner 244
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To: AlmaKing
We are not creating a special class of people. They already are a special class of people.

LEOs like firefighters, the military, etc, are an elite group of people who agree to put themselves in harm's way, every day. They agree that when there is an armed perp on the loose, they will not barricade themselves in their homes, but will leave positions of safety and go hunt the perp, so he doesn't kill us.

When there are supplies to be delivered to a remote outpost, and IEDs on the road, they still drive that dangerous route, unquestioningly

They agree that when a building is burning, then will not run away, like any “smart’ person would, but will, every time, run into that building to try to save us, and on 9/11, most of them stayed there forever.

And when there are incidents like that, from a simple auto accident to a huge plane crash, or 9/11, who stays around and picks up the bodies... and body parts... They do.

Are they a special class of people? You betcha!

29 posted on 02/23/2012 11:00:42 AM PST by MindBender26 (New Army SF and Ranger Slogan: Vengeance is Mine, sayeth the Lord.... but He subcontracts!)
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To: CodeToad

Same here. They do more of that kind of stuff than people know.


30 posted on 02/23/2012 11:06:25 AM PST by hiredhand
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To: MindBender26

Good answer. Anyone who would shoot a cop is a special class of person too, so dangerous that a manhunt ensues to get him off the street RIGHT NOW.

Looks like the perp shot himself...unsuccessfully.

http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Man-shoots-himself-as-officers-close-in-on-trooper-140168583.html


31 posted on 02/23/2012 11:15:27 AM PST by Tarantulas ( Illegal immigration - the trojan horse that's treated like a sacred cow)
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To: AlmaKing

Why are you so bothered by this being “Breaking News”? To us in Western Washington who have felt the pain and loss of so many of our Officers being murdered over the last few years, it is very much important for us to learn when this happened again.


32 posted on 02/23/2012 11:17:51 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: Tarantulas

Good thought. If he was willing to take out an LEO, we’re nothing... which is why I legally carry 24/365.


33 posted on 02/23/2012 11:23:28 AM PST by MindBender26 (New Army SF and Ranger Slogan: Vengeance is Mine, sayeth the Lord.... but He subcontracts!)
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To: Jeff Head
Any particular reason for using the term, "God in HEaven" -- twice, in the same comment?
34 posted on 02/23/2012 4:58:03 PM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: RitchieAprile

RIP.


35 posted on 02/23/2012 5:57:16 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj
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To: TXnMA

Nope, just a typo with my fat fumble fingers hitting the caps and not letting it off quickly enough before hitting the “e”...and then not proofing it beofre hitting the post button.


36 posted on 02/23/2012 9:39:19 PM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Jeff Head

I’m sure the Dept of Justice will avert their eyes to this and imagine that their activities in this state have not contributed to the rapid increase in violent crime and possibly this murder of a Trooper.


37 posted on 02/23/2012 10:04:26 PM PST by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (It is going to be Foot to Ass combat on election day....my foot and a Rat's ass.)
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