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    We just got word that a VT state trooper signed on for duty at 4pm and then was hit by a car and killed shortly thereafter. Hubby was just called in to help search for the bastard punk kid who did it. My stomach is knotted up and I feel ill. It wasn't my husband, but it could have been any state trooper. Life is fragile.

    I don't know how long he'll be out looking. When it's one of your own, probably until they find him.

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    [ 06-16-2003, 12:20 AM: Message edited by: Tprspouse ]
    "It is easier for a king to have a lie believed than a beggar to spread the truth."---Robert Strecker

  • #2
    Im so sorry to hear that TRSpouse. Our thoughts are with his family and colleagues. I hope they catch the b**ger who hit him.
    Daisy NY

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    • #3
      Thank you for your thoughts. I feel so sorry for his family. He left behind a wife and 3 kids, and he died on Father's Day.

      Apparently they know who he is, a 23 year old from our town. EVERYONE is looking for him. NH sent over troopers and helicopters to help in the search.
      "It is easier for a king to have a lie believed than a beggar to spread the truth."---Robert Strecker

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      • #4
        My sympathies are with the trooper's family and the Vermont State Police.

        My advice to the punk: find a cop and turn yourself in, NOW.

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        • #5
          Here is the excerpt from the paper: (and quite frankly I can't believe that the topic "PORN NAMES" had 10 additional posts since the time that I posted this topic last night...and only 2 replies to this topic. You should be ashamed of yourselves.

          And by the way, last I knew, this is now a NATIONAL manhunt.

          Rutland Herald

          State police trooper killed in line of duty
          June 16, 2003

          By ALAN J. KEAYS And JO-ANNE MACKENZIE Herald Staff

          NORWICH
          "It is easier for a king to have a lie believed than a beggar to spread the truth."---Robert Strecker

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          • #6
            that is a very touching article on the "aftermath" of Daley's horrific death driving

            I feel that he will be found and dealt with and put in prison with the scumbags he will most surely be at home with, hopefully his apprehension will be swift

            people like this DO NOT DESERVE the freedom that civilised people take for granted

            being able to drive on a road OR EVEN walk along a street, are simple things, but they should be RESERVED for civilised law abiding people ONLY [Eek!]
            from your old mate
            c h i e f y
            global chiefy to yer seadog seafarin' maties

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            • #7
              A lot of people DON'T respond to posts like this simply because they DON'T KNOW HOW TO. It isn't anything personal or callous.

              Take heart in the fact that Trooper Johnson died doing what he loved to do. My condolences to his family, his friends, his POST and his town.
              "When you guys get home and face an anti-war protester, look him in the eyes and shake his hand. Then, wink at his girlfriend, because she knows she's dating a *****."
              -Commanding General, 1st Marine Division

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              • #8
                yeah Shooter has a point there

                I have read "officer down" topics before and simply been lost for words, he is right this time [Eek!]
                from your old mate
                c h i e f y
                global chiefy to yer seadog seafarin' maties

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                • #9
                  Our prayers & condolences to the officer's family & to his fellow troopers.

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                  • #10
                    Don't know how to? I'm not going to call anyone weak around here, but come'on...

                    And you are police officers? You have nothing to say about a fellow LEO officer being killed, regardless of who is is/was? Does this mean that he'll have nobody at his funeral either because the troopers and police officers in the area can't handle it or don't know what to say to the wife and children he left behind?

                    I don't know, perhaps it is easier to waste one's brains on porno and sex threads that take no thought because that's what is mostly found around here.

                    There are certain things that bother me and talking to someone and them not paying attention hurts my feelings. Talking to someone and making a post are one in the same when it comes to discussion forums. People only hear what they want to hear and post when they want to post. Not when it's polite to do so. I guess the rules are off when it comes to manners. Why? Because in the "Happy Friday the 13th" post, I said that it was going to be a good day for me. It was my 11th wedding anniversary. Did you think anyone said, "Happy Anniversary"? Go back and look. Not one. I notice these things and this is how I get a "feel" for what it's like around any place. Not just this one. I get an idea of who cares and who really doesn't, and I REMEMBER it all.

                    I'm sorry to be harsh and I am seriously NOT trying to stir up trouble, but rather making a huge observation. Please forgive me, as this trooper dying hits close to home. I think I need to take a break.

                    Take heart in the fact that Trooper Johnson died doing what he loved to do. My condolences to his family, his friends, his POST and his town.

                    Please don't tell me what I should "take heart in". Thank you very much.

                    For those who HONESTLY couldn't find the words to say anything because they were shell-shocked....this post doesn't apply to you.

                    Peace.

                    [ 06-16-2003, 12:35 PM: Message edited by: Tprspouse ]
                    "It is easier for a king to have a lie believed than a beggar to spread the truth."---Robert Strecker

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                    • #11
                      Tpr, just take a breather. I looked at this post last night, and didn't reply but I do that with a lot of posts either because I don't feel like I can contribute anything that someone else hasn't already said or because I can't find the words to express how I feel. I even think that sometimes the title doesn't appeal to some people so they pass over it. I do that all the time. If you stick a name like 'Porn' in the title, that's going go get a lot of attention. Sometimes, the only way I will look at a thread is if the posts start piling up and then I'm curious to see what everyone is yakking about. Those are just some guesses Tpr, about why people haven't made the rounds to post here yet. Don't take it too personally. I am very sorry for what has happened to that officer, I can't imagine how the wife and children must feel. Give your hubby an extra squeeze.
                      Dance like no one's watching -- Sing like no one's listening, and work like you don't need the money.

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                      • #12
                        quote:
                        There are certain things that bother me and talking to someone and them not paying attention hurts my feelings. Talking to someone and making a post are one in the same when it comes to discussion forums. People only hear what they want to hear and post when they want to post. Not when it's polite to do so. I guess the rules are off when it comes to manners. Why? Because in the "Happy Friday the 13th" post, I said that it was going to be a good day for me. It was my 11th wedding anniversary. Did you think anyone said, "Happy Anniversary"? Go back and look. Not one. I notice these things and this is how I get a "feel" for what it's like around any place. Not just this one. I get an idea of who cares and who really doesn't, and I REMEMBER it all.

                        I'm sorry to be harsh and I am seriously NOT trying to stir up trouble, but rather making a huge observation. Please forgive me, as this trooper dying hits close to home. I think I need to take a break.

                        Take heart in the fact that Trooper Johnson died doing what he loved to do. My condolences to his family, his friends, his POST and his town.

                        Please don't tell me what I should "take heart in". Thank you very much.


                        Tprspouse-I know you're feeling it since it's close to home, and I'm cool with that, but please believe me when I say that it DOES touch all of us even if we don't post.

                        Remember-we come here to forget about the bad stuff and unwind, and like others have said, sometimes it's hard to express you feelings. Remember-many of us are men [Wink]

                        Your posts make it obvious you adore your hubby and I appreciate your undying support of him, as I do ALL spouses and mates. It speaks volumes for YOUR character. However (and I DO NOT mean this as an insult or to trivialize your support of him and us) you are married to one who does it, and most of us DO it. I assure you it touches me!

                        Shooter's words are just the only thing he could say at the time as THERE ARE NO WORDS. The only words that come to mind for me are the truth-

                        That it's a damn shame and probably NOT worth the sacrifice we make everyday just by clocking in. The maggot scumbag is probably a repeat offender that will never amoout to NOTHING in this world, and it's too bad he wasn't aborted at birth. The maggot isn't worthy of polishing the dead officer's shoes for him, and will probably be a "celebrity" in maggot circles for killing a cop. AND, that even if we catch him or he is killed, there'll be another maggot just like him come along to take his place.

                        BUT, if I really dwelled on this, how long do you think I could keep my sanity, and report to work and actually "police" rather than collect a paycheck?

                        Also, as a man, I can assure you that it IS comfort in accepting death as a possibility of my job that I WOULD be doing something that I love and something "good" for society. I hope my family can understand that now, and if the worst even happens. (ESPECIALLY then )

                        Look at all the Allied soldiers that we threw into the line of fire at Normandy that were killed outright before ever firing a shot. It looks useless at first glance, but as part of the OVERALL team, they did their part in getting the others that were able to survive on the beach who eventually won the battle, and that led to us winning the war.

                        Same thing with us. Some are going to die, and it's TRAGIC.

                        I really think we are all closer on this that you are thinking right now.

                        Go back and look under "Officer Down" (please) and look at the replies to all the other posts of this type-there will be less replies to those posts on average that any other forum on this site, except the "Jokes" forum. It just isn't easy, and at best, all we can do is be re-dundant and say "God Bless them and the family" for the most part. And ADMITTEDLY we DO take the easy way out by not posting anything else many times.

                        I urge you to consider my points, and do not change your post, but go back in a couple of days and read it and see how it might sound then. You seemed awfully hard on Shooter and his words were as good as ANY of us could come up with.

                        Peace back...

                        [ 06-16-2003, 02:32 PM: Message edited by: SGT Dave ]
                        People have more fun than anybody.

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                        • #13
                          Point well taken, Sgt. Dave. However, I don't think I was harsh on shooter for telling me how to feel.

                          Like I said, this hits me hard and he wasn't even my own husband. It will take a few days. I bet every LEO spouse doesn't realize just how dangerous the job is until someone is actually killed in your own back yard. I hope people will also be a little bit lenient on me. I am still learning and have only been a trooper spouse for 4 years. My husband dodged a huge bullet (not a real bullet!)this past winter when he dove out of the way of a drunk driver on the same interstate. He was lucky. Sgt. Johnson wasn't.

                          This too shall pass and again, I am sorry if I made anyone angry but right now I will not take back any of my words. [Wink]

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                          Take heart in the fact that Trooper Johnson died doing what he loved to do
                          Shooter, don't you think I know this and believe this with all my heart every day of my life? I would hope you'd at least give me some credit. If my husband dies tomorrow on duty, he will surely have died doing what he does and loves best.

                          [ 06-16-2003, 07:32 PM: Message edited by: Tprspouse ]
                          "It is easier for a king to have a lie believed than a beggar to spread the truth."---Robert Strecker

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                          • #14
                            I dont know how yall do it....read about this stuff and even work with some of the officers who are killed ....and still go to work everyday. Thanks.
                            "You may all go to hell and I will go to Texas."
                            Davy Crockett

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                            • #15
                              Trprspouse.....you have a PM.
                              "When you guys get home and face an anti-war protester, look him in the eyes and shake his hand. Then, wink at his girlfriend, because she knows she's dating a *****."
                              -Commanding General, 1st Marine Division

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