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Officer shot in the Portland neighborhood, second officer transported to hospital

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Officer shot in the Portland neighborhood, second officer transported...

December 20th, 2011 @ 1:34PM (11 years ago)
Posted by: 312A

GOD PLEASE LOOK OUT FOR THESE OFFICERS AND HEAL THEM, BE WITH THEIR FAMILIES, AND BRING SWIFT JUSTICE TO THE ANIMALS THAT DID THIS.

Officer shot in the Portland neighborhood, second officer transported...

December 20th, 2011 @ 4:45PM (11 years ago)

road closing and escorts for scratches on the face and grazing shot to the leg?

Typical of the self serving LMPD, how many other gunshot victims from this week got road closings and police escorts to the hospital?

Outstanding, but that is nothing unusual for Louisvilles Finest!

December 20th, 2011 @ 10:28PM (11 years ago)
Posted by: Jason

Outstanding job, both on each of the scene's and the way they made sure LMEMS got both officers to university quickly and safely! As a friend of many officers and a former member of JCPD myself I know first hand the horrific calls made over the radio and sometimes desperation felt as anticipation of other officers to arrive at your assistance. You absolutely have to look out for one another, from call to call because if you dont it could be to late! The teamwork from all four sides (Metro Safe, LMPD and LMEMS and Louisville Fire/Suburban) has to be in place for the safety of all our citizens. I know if I need any service via 911, I am going to have the best trained professional to show up at my door or call for help regardless of what it is. I am proud to know the people behind the uniform even as a former firefighter myself and I know the dangers you face each and every day! So to the general public that crack an attitude or seem to be inconvenienced be a brief road closure or see someone run a redlight or you think they are abusing their powers... Think again, you have no idea what the responsibilities are they face or what they are doing, its probably in the long run for someones good! Here in our city we have many public safety professionals probably close to 2000 or more. Let them do their job so we can all do our own. This is a job that never stops, its a twenty four hour a day , seven day a week, three hundred sixty five day a year never ending process. They will do whatever it takes to keep all of us safe, that is the name of the game whether you like it or not. Consider it the small military of Louisville, and despite a few bad apples like anywhere... They are Louisville's Finest... Respect that people, they earned it... They weren't given anything.. that's all!

JW

Officer shot in the Portland neighborhood, second officer transported...

December 21st, 2011 @ 9:39AM (11 years ago)

Sadly only some officer "earn" anything in this town As a former employee and a person who rides both sides it's sad to see officers feel entitled to something and treat regular people as lower class citizens point blank you breath and walk just like anyone else so why believe you are better.

Officer shot in the Portland neighborhood, second officer transported...

December 21st, 2011 @ 11:48AM (11 years ago)

I am just a regular citizen in Louisville. But I am confused why people are so concerned with the response an officer being shot received? I've seen people on multiple sites b****ing about how many cops were at the hospital or the police escort to the hospital or the roads blocked or whatever. I guess I am just baffled why people get up in arms about something that has no effect on them? I was at work over by the mall yesterday and people were b****ing about them blocking roads for this cop. Um, excuse me? We are on Shelbyville Rd. Why are you ticked about this? It makes no sense whatsoever. I think people who hate the cops are going to hate the cops regardless of what anyone says, though, so there's not much point giving them the energy of trying to explain the rationale of something. People with hate in their hearts choose to always have hate in their hearts. All we can really offer them is the same prayers we offer the wounded officers. That's hard to do, but only God can change a bitter heart like I've seen displayed here and elsewhere regarding the police.

Officer shot in the Portland neighborhood, second officer transported...

December 21st, 2011 @ 3:12PM (11 years ago)

It doesn't matter how much the public complains about us blocking roads for a fellow officer OR how many cars we stack at U of L. It will never change. The mayor or chief will never say: "Nobody can come to the hospital" or "We're not blocking any more roads for wounded officers". Frankly, I won't listen. This job is a brotherhood, plain and simple. We have to look out for each other, we are a team. The general public will never understand that. For what police do on a daily basis, I don't think it's too much to ask.

Officer shot in the Portland neighborhood, second officer transported...

December 21st, 2011 @ 3:15PM (11 years ago)

I hate this site. Trolls are annoying.

Officer shot in the Portland neighborhood, second officer transported...

December 21st, 2011 @ 11:03PM (11 years ago)

http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/leoka/leoka-2010/tables/table71-leo-assaulted-region-division-state-by-type-weapon-10.xls

http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/leoka/leoka-2010/tables/table01-leok-feloniously-region-division-state-01-10.xls

Yeah, I say its a dangerous job and police deserve an escort to the hospital, just as a soldier deserves that escort home when they pay the ultimate price. It's about honor and if you don't "get it" no one will ever be able to explain it to you. You don't have to agree.....we don't need you to.....

Officer shot in the Portland neighborhood, second officer transported...

December 22nd, 2011 @ 8:42AM (11 years ago)
Posted by: "If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck...."

To my knowledge, none of the narcissistic individuals I've known personally have had official diagnoses of Narcissistic Personality Disorder; they have not sought help and so haven't been assessed clinically. On the other hand, members of their families have sought help to cope with them -- and I have sought help in understanding every one of them! Thus these pages. These are field notes -- that is, descriptions and observations to assist in identifying narcissists and also, I hope, to give aid and comfort to others who live and work with narcissists. I'm sorry that I cannot also give hope, but, since a prime characteristic of narcissists is believing that they are always right no matter what, narcissists are extremely resistant to change and, unfortunately, tend to get worse as they get older.

I have also never had to cope with a physically aggressive or sadistic narcissist. The narcissists I've known have pretty much stuck to neglect and verbal and emotional abuse. But lots of people have not been so lucky, and their narcissist parents or partners have been relentlessly interfering and cruel in efforts to reform and re-form their "beloveds," including but not limited to plastic surgery or bleaching and perming little babies' hair to make them more perfectly beautiful blondes. Nearly everyone has some narcissistic traits. It's possible to be arrogant, selfish, conceited, or out of touch without being a narcissist. The practical test, so far as I know, is that with normal people, no matter how difficult, you can get some improvements, at least temporarily, by saying, essentially, "Please have a heart." This doesn't work with narcissists; in fact, it usually makes things worse. [See discussion of the relationship between normal personality traits and personality disorders.] It's impossible to overemphasize the importance of narcissists' lack of empathy. It colors everything about them. I have observed very closely some narcissists I've loved, and their inability to pay attention when someone else is talking is so striking that it has often seemed to me that they have neurological problems that affect their cognitive functioning. These are educated people with high IQs, who've had ordinary middle-class backgrounds and schooling, and their thinking is not only illogical but weird: with narcissists, you have to know them pretty well to understand their behavior. For instance, they always fill in their gaps (which make up just about the entirety of their visible life) with bits of behavior, ideas, tastes, opinions, etc., borrowed from someone else whom they regard as an authority. Their authoritative sources, as far as I know, are always people they've actually known, not something from a book, for instance, and narcissists' opinions may actually come from someone you know, too, but who is not to you obviously an authority on the matter at hand, so narcissists can seem totally arbitrary, virtually random in their motivations and reasoning. They are evidently transfixed by a static fantasy image of themselves, like Narcissus gazing at his reflection, and this produces an odd kind of stillness and passivity. Because their inner life is so restricted and essentially dead, it doesn't contain images of how to live a full life -- these things are not important to them, they expect others to look after day-to-day chores, they resent wasting their specialness on common things, they don't put their heart into their work (though they'll tell you how many hours they put into it), they borrow their opinions and preferences and tastes from whomever strikes them as authoritative at the moment.

Constable Suing City & PD

December 22nd, 2011 @ 10:43AM (11 years ago)

http://www.wlky.com/news/30053664/detail.html

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- An off-duty constable who shot a suspected shoplifter in a Wal-Mart parking lot is suing the city and its police department.

Jefferson County Constable David Whitlock claims he was unfairly targeted when the Metro Council recently mandated that constables can't wear police-style uniforms or carry badges, according to The Courier-Journal (http://cjky.it/v2bZOk).

Whitlock says the new restrictions are unconstitutional and is seeking an injunction to prevent their enforcement.

According to police, Whitlock followed a suspected shoplifter into a Wal-Mart parking lot last month to confront her as she was driving away. The woman allegedly drove over his foot and he drew his weapon and shot her in the arm and hand. Her injuries were not life-threatening.

No criminal charges have been filed, but the incident is still being investigated.

Officer shot in the Portland neighborhood, second officer transported...

December 22nd, 2011 @ 10:52AM (11 years ago)

Is anyone else glad that 3 of the 4 officers involved were black like the suspect? Now we don't have to listen to all the racist hate mongering about a big bad white cop vs. a poor innocent black young man who was somehow forced to carry an assault rifle and shoot at people. I'm glad our officers are okay first and foremost, but after learning they were all gonna be alright, I'll admit I was thrilled when I started hearing the names of those involved. Sad that we live in that kind of situation where something like that is exciting. This story has fallen to the bottom of the feed with local outlets now and we all know if it were 4 white cops, that would not be the case.

Officer shot in the Portland neighborhood, second officer transported...

December 22nd, 2011 @ 8:41PM (11 years ago)
Posted by: 312A

'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the streets,

not a person was stirring, 'cept a cop on his beat.

As he quietly patrolled the town with great care,

children and parents slept peacefully there.

The officer was clad in his blues and his vest,

gun on his hip, always looking his best.

He'd just pulled aside for a quick bite to eat,

When all of a sudden, out on the street,

A bright light appeared from out of nowhere,

He shielded his eyes from the brilliant glare.

'Twas an angel of the Lord at the squad's rear,

He smiled and spoke, "Dear Officer, don't fear."

"I've been sent by God with a message for you

who faithfully serve while wearing the blue.

He wants you to know He loves you all,

He's pleased with the way you've answered His call.

"To protect and serve others, so selfless you've been,

Your bravery and kindness have known no end.

Even in tragedy, when nights became long,

You've helped countless strangers by being strong.

"God sees your heart, the joy and the pain,

He knows the profession can often bring strain.

So he sent me here to let you know,

That as you patrol, He goes where you go.

"As you protect others, your Father protects you,

His angels go with you, His Spirit does, too.

No bullet too fast, no bad guy too strong,

I'm sent to make sure that your life will be long.

"So fear not the night, and fear not the day,

fear not the threats that might come your way.

I'm sent to accompany you on your beat,

There's not one moment you're alone on the street."

The officer sat stunned by the love of His God,

He bowed his head, with a tear gave a nod.

As the officer said thank you, the angel took flight,

"God's got your back, carry on, and goodnight."

Officer shot in the Portland neighborhood, second officer transported...

December 22nd, 2011 @ 8:50PM (11 years ago)
Posted by: **** murphy

A truck driver was pulled over by a State Trooper. The patrolman told him to get out of the truck, and noticed that the driver appeared to be putting something in his mouth as he stepped out of the cab. Figuring that the driver was putting away his pep pills, the patrolman asked "Did I just see you swallow something?" "Yep, that was my birth control pill," said the driver. "Birth control pill?" asked the patrolman. "Yep, when I saw your light, I knew I was screwed."

Officer shot in the Portland neighborhood, second officer transported...

December 24th, 2011 @ 1:12PM (11 years ago)

Jchris – Chris,

As you know the US standard for policing was modeled after the London constabulary, which was designed to be para-military in structure with ranks and distinct chain of command. In fact both the military and police departments often "steal" ideas and techniques from each other. During times of long peace the military is often mistakenly used as a "police" force.

The difference is simple, as a soldier, we responded in platoon or squad strength, and when we secured a hostile building, if air or artillery support wasn't available we rolled frags in, then made rapid entry, with the knowledge that whoever was behind the door was going to be a hostile. We also made missions with the knowledge that senior command often had an acceptable loss rate written in a book somewhere. But still we went. If and when a soldier was hurt we had a medic and could call in an evac.

As a police officer, we respond individually, maybe with a beat partner if we are lucky to be above minimums. We never know who or what may be hostile to us behind the doors. We also don't have the luxury of calling in fire support. We do have SWAT for those moments when we KNOW what we have, but their response time is often beyond the critical "moment", and then the command hesitates to use them because of the appearance of "militaristic appearances" (a bob white rule). Our medics are the same EMS who are always at minimums and responding to every call for homeless transport in the city, and who will do their darndest to get to us, but often are a good distance away. We do not have an air EVAC system that works well in the city

So we do what we can. We shut down streets. We speed to get to our beat partner on the "routine" calls (because nothing is ever routine – and routine gets one hurt or killed).

We isolate ourselves from the citizenry with time and distance, because if things go bad that is what might save us. We become callous, because it is the only protection your psyche has to horrible events and scenes (I am far more haunted by what I have seen as a police officer than anything I did or caused as a soldier).

Are we perfect? No, but we are a darn sight better than what is available throughout most of the world. I always worried about the constitution, judicial decisions and legal banter. I always tried to remember to speak to people as if my mother is watching. And I always tried to have a plan to try and kill the person in front of me if they went beserk.

I am retired now, and onto my second career (third if you figure uncle sam into the equation) but I will always love my brothers and sisters who still serve and still try to make this place livable each day. Are they perfect, no, but then again neither are you. But do you care, no. You just want to pick a fight that see from behind your computer monitor.

POPO

Officer shot in the Portland neighborhood, second officer transported...

December 27th, 2011 @ 12:56PM (11 years ago)

J.Chris Chris, trucker or whoever you are, which I don't know and could care less. If you don' t like what is said about you then get your bitchim as s of our site. I promise we will live without you being here. I for 1 am sick of your uppidy smart mouth trying to overtalk everyone. I for 1 think your a fool who has nothing better to do than sit in front of a computer bad mouthing society in general. Just go away and spew your venom somewhere else.