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    PUYALLUP, Wash. -- A 29-year-old Pierce County deputy died Thursday night while recovering from surgery related to an on-duty incident, officials said.

    Paramedics were called to deputy Shandon Wright's South Hill home Thursday evening after his family reported Wright was having trouble breathing, said Det. Ed Troyer with the Pierce County Sheriff's Department. Wright went into cardiac arrest and medics worked for an hour to try to revive the deputy, but were unsuccessful.

    "Today we lost an excellent young Deputy, Shandon Wright," Troyer said. "He served with us for only five years but he served this community with strength and intelligence and heart."

    Dozens of deputies helped escort Wright's body to the Pierce County Medical Examiner's office.

    The deputy had surgery on Wednesday to repair a dislocated shoulder he suffered while attempting arrest of a violent offender. Troyer told KOMO NewsRadio there was a chase and a crash.

    "(Wright) and his partner were able to break the driver's window and drag the driver from the car before he could hurt or kill anybody and during that process he was severely injured," Troyer said.

    Troyer did not say when that incident occurred.

    Wright is survived by a wife and 2-year-old daughter.

    "This young man's life revolved around his family and his sense of duty to the community. We honor him and we will miss him terribly," Troyer said.

    Troyer says the Pierce County Medical Examiner will determine the official cause of death.

    http://www.komonews.com/news/local/1...#idc-container
    I would think after shoulder surgery person should stay in the hospital for 24 hours. I am guessing the thug will be changed in the officers death?
    It's not that liberals are ignorant. It's just that they know so much that isn't so. Ronald Reagan


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    As soon as you come to and are remotely coherent, you're gone. It's been that way with every surgery I've had.

    No, the thug will not be charged in his death. That's an awfully large leap to make. If anything, the hospital will be held liable... but even that is pushing it.
    I am quite sure now that often, very often, in matters concerning religion and politics a man's reasoning powers are not above the monkey's.
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    • #3
      The thug was involved with his death, it is because of the thug he is gone. I think the thug and the hospital are liable.
      It's not that liberals are ignorant. It's just that they know so much that isn't so. Ronald Reagan


      TSA, I would rather be felt up than blown up.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by ArmyDiver View Post
        As soon as you come to and are remotely coherent, you're gone. It's been that way with every surgery I've had.

        No, the thug will not be charged in his death. That's an awfully large leap to make. If anything, the hospital will be held liable... but even that is pushing it.
        You may want to reconsider your statement on that. Will completely be the decision of the prosecutor. There is plenty of case history to support charging the BG for this. His actions are what POSSIBLY led to this. It will also be partially determined by what the coroner decides as the cause of death.

        Also, it isn't pushing it to assume the hospital could be held liable. It will all depend on what type of care they provided and how extensive the surgery was, as well as if all policies were followed. Hospitals are responsible for thousands of deaths every year because of THEIR mistakes.

        Army Diver, you usually make better informed posts than this. You are making assumptions based on very, very limited information.
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        • #5
          How is this different from a firefighter losing their life in an arson fire? If a person died in an arson fire the arsonist will be charged with murder. I don't see a difference. But. The arsonist usually isn't set out to kill a FF but I bet the thugs had more intent to harm the LEO. I hope the thug is charged.
          It's not that liberals are ignorant. It's just that they know so much that isn't so. Ronald Reagan


          TSA, I would rather be felt up than blown up.

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          • #6
            There is a big difference. FF goes into a burning building and dies as a result of the actions of an arsonist.

            LEO gets into a scuffle and dislocates his shoulder. Non-life threatening injury. Has surgery to correct injury. Dies AFTER surgery. MAY have been a result of the surgery.

            LEO is shot in head by BG and dies. Much more comparable to a FF going into a fire and dieing.
            Calling an illegal alien an "undocumented immigrant" is like calling a drug dealer an "unlicensed pharmacist"

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            • #7
              I understand. It sucks and I wish the BG would get charged.
              It's not that liberals are ignorant. It's just that they know so much that isn't so. Ronald Reagan


              TSA, I would rather be felt up than blown up.

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              • #8
                I had shoulder surgery last May and my recovery time in the hospital was all of 2 hours. As far as charging the suspect, its likely the time between the injury and the surgery was months (considering doctors will prescribe physical therapy first before jumping right to invasive surgery). A number of intervening factors cutting off any causation between the suspects actions and the events that led to death makes charging the suspect unlikley.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by BigDog4907 View Post
                  There is a big difference. FF goes into a burning building and dies as a result of the actions of an arsonist.

                  LEO gets into a scuffle and dislocates his shoulder. Non-life threatening injury. Has surgery to correct injury. Dies AFTER surgery. MAY have been a result of the surgery.

                  LEO is shot in head by BG and dies. Much more comparable to a FF going into a fire and dieing.
                  The surgery still wouildn't have happened if BG had complied with the deputy's orders.

                  Part of the reasoning of kicking people out so quickly is that hospitals are a great place to pick up a super virus/infection. While I'm sure the insurance companies are all for this, I don't know if it would be justifiable (perhaps Trauma1 could confirm?).
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                  • #10
                    BG could maybe be civilly liable..
                    Yeah. That would go poorly. Like, on the Scale of Fail, somewhere between "Titanic" and "Chernobyl."
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                    • #11
                      Very sad and unfortunate that this happened. Us Washington State folks have lost a lot of great officers/deputies/correctional officers in the past 2 years.

                      My condolences for the family of the deputy and for the deputies peers.

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                      • #12
                        If nothing else i hope his family gets the LODD benefits

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by eric_farang_bah View Post
                          If nothing else i hope his family gets the LODD benefits
                          In La. if a death occurs while in the commission of a felony,Buddy,you are probably looking at the possibility of the needle.As far as the time frame of the hospital stay,not enough info,if he had surgury at 0002 on Wed.(just after midnight) and was released at 2359 on Thurs.(1 minute before midnight) thats a buncha hours there .
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by NJheat View Post
                            I had shoulder surgery last May and my recovery time in the hospital was all of 2 hours. As far as charging the suspect, its likely the time between the injury and the surgery was months (considering doctors will prescribe physical therapy first before jumping right to invasive surgery). A number of intervening factors cutting off any causation between the suspects actions and the events that led to death makes charging the suspect unlikley.
                            Goody for you. My shoulder surgery, also to repair a dislocation, was the same - home that day. Five days later, I couldn't breathe, from a blood clot. I spent 5 days in the hospital, and about 6 months getting back to normal. Sounds like that same thing the deputy had except his clot went to the heart.

                            My doctor didn't prescribe any physical therapy. Surgery was as soon as it could get scheduled. Then again, it was on insurance, not worker's comp. I think I've seen enough to know, don't claim worker's comp around here. Overall it's better to go to your own doctor and pay your max out of pocket for the year, than to have your career cut short and your body screwed up for the rest of your life because worker's comp wouldn't treat you.
                            If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason.

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                            • #15
                              Scary stuff. Why the blood clot? Does it have to do something with the surgery, or the injury itself? I'm confused how this could happen.
                              "We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence to those who would do us harm." - George Orwell, April 4, 1942

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