Officer Down (Sgt. Ryan Russell)

Discussion in 'Politics (Toronto Issues)' started by AlvinofDiaspar, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. AlvinofDiaspar

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    I suppose they'll get their budget increase now.

    Anyway, I've never understood why a dead cop is more of a tragedy than a civilian. They do after all carry arms and did sign up knowing full well the hazards of the job.
     
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    Anyone getting killed while being in service to the public is a tragedy, regardless of what one thinks about the police as a whole.

    AoD
     
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    ftfy
     
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  5. Prometheus The Supremo

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    very sad. the guy who caused this must be one very messed up individual. apparently, he ran and stole the truck with no shoes on in the middle of winter.
     
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    The stolen snowplow truck was tracked by its onboard GPS. Too bad the truck didn't have some sort of remote shutoff.
     
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  7. gabe

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    Tragic loss :( No news yet why this nut case went on a rampage with a snowplow out of all things.
     
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    I must say, that might be the most offensive and disrespectful comment that I have read.
     
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    Was Linda Ronstadt watching?
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  10. junctionist

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    It's tragic that such a freak incident took the life of a police officer, who was prepared to contribute so much more to the community.
     
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  11. Promagstyle

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    Just my two cents; its great that the officer put his life on the line to protect the normal citizens of Toronto. Yes they do that everyday, I think that the media went a little overboard by doing more than a normal news coverage on this officer. How he gets a full honor funeral and blah blah blah.... yeah and a memorial. How did he died as a hero, I don't know. Just too much media coverage and going overboard for commendations.
     
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    Considering what happened during G20, I can't say that police officers "contributing" more to the community would be a good thing anyways.

    The truly tragic part is that a wife lost a husband and a child lost a father, not loss of "service" to the community.
     
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    the cop put himself in the way of a snow plow driven by an irrational person who was purposely smashing into cars along his joy ride. whereas most people would run away from such a sight, the cop put himself in the middle of it in an attempt to end the situation and it end up costing his life. i think all those who were trying to stop the plow & put themselves in danger's way in the process were heroic but the cop who got killed was more than just a hero. what is the big deal to some folk? let this guy be honoured.
     
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    what i think is sad/ironic about this, is that the officer used to work for the drugs and guns squad.
    he survives that but gets run down by a snow plow ...

    similar to the soldier who goes to service in iraq and comes home in one piece but is killed driving on the road in NA
     
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    Exactly.
     
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