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Another Florida Officer Down

Discussion in 'Line of Duty Death News' started by Inspector, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. Inspector

    Inspector Subscribing Member

    FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy in northwest Florida is dead after authorities say he was shot by a man who had barricaded himself in a house.
    Okaloosa County Sheriff's officials said deputies returned fire and killed the man.
    The Northwest Florida Daily News says a second deputy was injured during the Tuesday morning shooting.
    The sheriff's office said deputies had taken the man to a local hospital for a mental examination twice Monday. Early Tuesday morning, the man barricaded himself in a house with a shotgun.
    A negotiation team tried to talk him out at 6 a.m. and the shooting happened shortly afterward.
    Officials did not immediately release the names of the deputy or the man in the house. A news conference was scheduled later Tuesday.
     
  2. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

    OKALOOSA SHERIFF'S DEPUTY KILLED, SHOOTER ALSO DEAD (WITH PHOTOS)

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    MARK KULAW | Daily News
    Investigators canvas Plymouth Avenue after an early morning shooting killed a deputy.

    FORT WALTON BEACH - An Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office Deputy was shot and killed this morning. His shooter is also dead.
    The shooter was a man deputies had picked up Monday afternoon for an involuntary examination under the Baker Act. He had been uncooperative when he was taken to the Bridgeway Center and transferred to the Fort Walton Beach Medical Center where he later escaped.
    Deputies found the man and took him back to the hospital, but not before the man kicked out a patrol car window, Michele Nicholson with the Sheriff's Office said.

    Click here to view photos from the scene.

    Early Tuesday morning, deputies learned the man had escaped again and barricaded himself in a home on Plymouth Avenue with a shotgun. The Special Response Team and Crisis Negotiation Unit tried to talk him out of the home using a bull horn because no phone was available.
    "He told them he had a shot gun and he would use it," Nicholson said.
    The SRT and negotiators got no further response and went into the home about 6 a.m. Tuesday. The man shot a deputy who was later pronounced dead at the Fort Walton Beach Medical Center.
    Deputies returned fire and the subject died at the scene.
    The Sheriff's Office will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. today.


    http://www.nwfdailynews.com/news/one_9616___article.html/sheriff_office.html
     

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