Thursday afternoon, I was driving east on US 24 in Wabash Indiana. I came on the scene of the shooting just minutes after it happened. An off duty Indiana State Trooper stopped to assist what he thought was a disabled motorist, as he aproached the Pontiac Aztec, the driver, a 21 year old from Michigan, shot him with a shotgun, then reloaded and shot himself.
The trooper had a wife, 7 year old daughter, and 4 year old twin boys.
He managed to draw his sidearm. When I saw him he was laying on his back, arms out, I didn't know he was a trooper or that it was a shooting when I drove by.
Life is too important to be taken seriously.
The Lafayette State Police Post is welcoming ten new troopers. The troopers are part of the largest recruit class in the history of the department. 121 new troopers graduated from the State Police Academy on Friday, just one day after Master Trooper Detective David Rich was shot and killed while on duty.
__________________ "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed"--Amendment II, Bill of Rights
"He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself."--Thomas Paine
"He that hath no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one." - Jesus, Luke 22:36
Well stopping to help got one feller down in San Antonio shot in the gut early this morning, according to the news he was checking to see if a small group of women were all right being in some form of altercation with a man, the guy stepped up the perp pulled a gun shot him and drove off. It gets dangerous being a good samaritan these days!
__________________ "You can have my Freedom when I'm done with it!"