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College Student Comits Suicide w/ Officer's gun....

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by oneastrix, Aug 23, 2002.

  1. oneastrix

    oneastrix G&G Newbie

    I am sketchy on the details, but yesterday an 18 y/o college student managed to remove a pistol from an on duty police officer in my town, and then take his own life. The tragedy took place at a local private university. I'll read the paper later and see if they give more details. Has anyone else seen or readabout this? I'm curious as to the details....
     
  2. Lenny2

    Lenny2 Guest

    I have heard of suicide by cop, but this is new. That sucks...that cop has got to feel terrible. The dept will probably have a seminar or 2 on weapon retention...I am not assigning blame here because I have no idea what happened. Just pointing out what I think will happen.
     

  3. Oxford

    Oxford G&G Evangelist

    That's definitely a tragedy!

    What's bad, too, is that the public will blame the gun for the killing.

    Unfortunately, suicides by way of gunshots happen almost every day around the country.

    Oxford:(
     
  4. Eric

    Eric G&G Newbie

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    Well, this is terrible for the cop. But it is a fact, if someone is dead-set on taking their own life, they will.
     
  5. oneastrix

    oneastrix G&G Newbie

    What's really bad is that the cop will get sued, and probably lose to the family of the deceased!