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by Peter Moskos

September 9, 2009

Officer Down

Sometimes you get criticized for shooting too fast. Sometimes you don't shoot fast enough.

Here's to North St. Paul police officer Richard Crittenden. While protecting someone else, Officer Crittenden was killed with his own service weapon.

Rest in Peace.
Crittenden reportedly pushed the woman out of harm's way but in the process left himself vulnerable for the man to ambush him, grab his handgun and shoot him, the source said.

A Maplewood police officer was slightly wounded but shot the suspect dead during an exchange of gunfire moments later inside the North St. Paul apartment.
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Court records reveal Dockery had a history of crime — and two of his biggest targets were his estranged wife and the mother of two of his children.

Terry, who had known Dockery for 11 years, had filed four orders for protection against him between 2000 and May.
Here's the story in the Pioneer Press.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6."

Frequent Poster said...
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PCM said...

No. And I find your comment inappropriate. Leave your anti-police hatred to other posts.

Frequent Poster said...
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PCM said...

What part of "not in this post" don't you understand? Pipe down. Last time I'll say it.

Show some respect for Officer Crittenden and all the men, women, and children who are shedding tears right now for the loss of friend or family or brother.

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PCM said...

Apparently, Frequent Poster, you don't understand "last time," either. I'm not here to argue. My blog. My rules.