Homeless man fatally shot after attacking Dublin police sergeant
Original post made on May 2, 2011
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on May 2, 2011 at 4:39 pm
God bless this Dublin Sergeant who had to shoot this man. We are very thankful for the men and women who patrol our communities, never knowing who they are approaching, what their "state of mind" is, what they may be involved in that might make them react aggressively. Hope she recovers fully (physically and mentally) and returns soon.
God bless too the homeless man who most likely had mental health issues as many (but not all) often do. Life is not easy for the many homeless people. I have been in public in broad daylight when a person has acted out in an extreemly threatening manner, screaming and such, at whomever he walked by. I was scared! Lethal force is not something any officer would like to face, but it appears she had no choice and is lucky to be alive herself.
What if it had been a citizen who came accross his path that night? What would have happened?
Thank you Sergeant for your courage. Get well soon.
on May 3, 2011 at 1:05 am
The Sergeant is a hero for doing her job and surviving this unprovoked attack. Police work is dangerous and there are bad people who will attack officers, even in the Tri-valley. Maybe now people can understand why officers are cautious and use good safety practices and don't trust everyone.
This is why cops earn every penny of their salary and their pensions should be left untouched. This Sergeant will take the night she fought for her life and was forced to shoot and kill someone with her for the rest of her life.
It's time for the residents of Pleasanton, Dublin and Livermore to remember there are police officers on-duty 24/7 that do work you are afraid to do.
on May 3, 2011 at 4:00 am
James could not have said it any better. Dont even get me started on the people saying the Dublin Sergeant should have just shot him in the shoulder instead. This cop did what she had to do to survive. Great job to her, she deserves a medal for doing what most cops never have to do in their career.
Agreed James. Cops earn everything they get. Considering their life span is not as long due to the hectic job and thinking of how many holidays they do not get to spend with their families and so on, it makes perfect sense that they get as much as they do. If anything, they deserve more.