CHP officer shot and killed in Hwy. 99 stop

Full story: Visalia Times-Delta

RIPON - A California Highway Patrol officer was shot and killed early Friday during a traffic stop on Highway 99, making him the fifth CHP officer killed on duty in the last five months, the highway ...
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ben hernandez

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Feb 17, 2006
 
this is the second police officer shot and killed
in this area in less than six months.We need to hire
more police officers,so two can ride in the police car
and protect each other.
Carl

Farmington, CA

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Feb 17, 2006
 

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ben hernandez wrote:
this is the second police officer shot and killed
in this area in less than six months.We need to hire
more police officers,so two can ride in the police car
and protect each other.
Why not just hire thousands more so there won't be anyone left to protect. How ridiculous!
Justin

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Feb 17, 2006
 
Well Carl, thats five CHPs dead in five months... your suggestion to help fix this problem is what?(beside sarcastic ridicule)

I work in a rural area where there is almost no backup; we recently investigated going to two unit cars to help with officer safety issues. Its not a bad idea.

Have you ever been getting your butt whooped for 30 minutes while you waited for the nearest backup to get there Carl? I suspect not.
Second Thoughts

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Feb 17, 2006
 

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ben hernandez wrote:
this is the second police officer shot and killed
in this area in less than six months.We need to hire
more police officers,so two can ride in the police car
and protect each other.
How about we put the shooter to death in a timely manner...and not after 20 years when he's exhausted all of his appeals and whined for clemency.

And how about having him meet his death the same exact way he imposed it upon others.
Second Thoughts

Ontario, CA

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Feb 17, 2006
 
Carl wrote:
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Why not just hire thousands more so there won't be anyone left to protect. How ridiculous!
Show a little respect for those who, every day, put their lives on the line to protect you.
Reannon Rodriguez

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Feb 18, 2006
 
As a public safety dispatcher in this area, I second the recommendation to have two Police Officers per vehicle! This is the 5th CHP Officer to be killed in the last 5 months and that's NOT INCLUDING all the Officers who are hurt on the job. CARL, maybe you should think about the comment you just made when you have an emergency and it takes us 45 minutes to respond because the Officers are understaffed. Uh hello, then you'd be ranting and raving for more staffing! This man was a good Officer and had a wife...It's every law enforcement spouse's worst nightmare to have something like this transpire. Yes, it's all part of the job but think how much guts it takes to pick up the pieces and continue doing your job after something like this.
Vanessa-- Texas

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Feb 18, 2006
 
I believe it is ridicuolus for California to have officers alone especially at night, and on that part of the state.
Reannon Rodriguez

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Feb 19, 2006
 
Oh it is ridiculous but what's being done about it? This is the 5th in 5 months and still it keeps happening. When we it change? We need harsher punishments for the scum bags who do things like this.
northern CA

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Feb 19, 2006
 

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Carl wrote:
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Why not just hire thousands more so there won't be anyone left to protect. How ridiculous!
I would like to know what you do for a living Carl? As a CHP Officer in northern california my friends and I put our lives on the line daily to protect people like you. I'm sure that this Officer would have much rather been home in bed at 4 AM like you were. But no he was out on the street doing his sworn duty...have some respect...serioulsy.
We took the oath

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Feb 20, 2006
 
northern CA wrote:
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I would like to know what you do for a living Carl? As a CHP Officer in northern california my friends and I put our lives on the line daily to protect people like you. I'm sure that this Officer would have much rather been home in bed at 4 AM like you were. But no he was out on the street doing his sworn duty...have some respect...serioulsy.
Cut Carl a break! First of all let me say how sick I feel about another peace officer "fallen in the line of duty". Thats the risk we take as emergency personel. I work "crash" for LAPD and begged for the chance Because routine B&W enroutes were boring for me. I risk my life even more because I decided to, nobody else. Our logo says "To protect and serve" but lets face it most of us have these jobs because of the great salary and owesome overtime. We knew the job was dangerous when we took the oath. Read the fine print, and our deaths in the line of duty should not be more important than any civilian's.
Second Thoughts

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Feb 20, 2006
 
We took the oath wrote:
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Our logo says "To protect and serve" but lets face it most of us have these jobs because of the great salary and owesome overtime.
Being a civilian, myself, this last statement shows me you're not a police officer.

First of all, an officer's salary is not that great. That's why the LAPD is having such a hard time getting officers and keeping them.
Second, your "owesome" (as opposed to awesome) overtime is not your choice. Whereas, it may be over-time, the double-shifting and triple-shifting leaves no time for any sort of family, or family life.

If you call divorce and child support awesome...more power to you.
Malia

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Feb 20, 2006
 
I think that saying the last comment made by the LA officer meant that he wasn't a officer was unfair.His comment was meant to be sarcastic and is very true.Officers put there lives on the line daily because of the passion they have for there jobs,it has nothing to do with pay.In my opion police officer are seriously underpaid.
JDJ

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Nov 30, 2006
 
California Highway Patrol are also known as CHP. Everyday, they put their life on the line to protect the California highways. Some CHPs are not so lucky, and are shot and killed while doing a routine stop. This leaves their families and friends in great devastation and sadness. In every CHP car, there should be some type of video equipment, which gives live feed back to the police station. As well, every CHP should be required to wear bulletproof vests. The taxpayers should be willing to pay for the camera and bulletproof vests.
A video camera that gives live feedback to the station can help the CHP officer in many ways. The video camera gives a good look on what kind of vehicle the station can tell CHP officers to look for and what is happening to the officer. If the officer pulls over a car, and is shot, the police station can see the identity of the person who shot the officer and thus put out a manhunt. In addition, the station can call immediate medical help to help the CHP in need.
Bulletproof vest should be required, so that every Highway Patrol officer is wearing it while on duty. The bulletproof vest helps protect the officers in everyway to help keep the officer alive. There may have been a lower number of CHP officers killed, if they were required to wear bulletproof vests.
These two things could be paid with the taxpayers’ money. Taxpayers should be willing to pay extra money to help save lives of CHP officers, who put themselves in danger to keep taxpayers safe.
CHP officers should not be killed while on the line of duty, and should be protected in everyway. Since there are a low number of people wanting to become High Way officers because of recent shootings, the camera and vests should increase the number of CHP officers in the community. The bulletproof vests and camera are just two ways, which should protect the officers, and the love ones that can be left behind.
Former Texas Cop

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Feb 13, 2007
 
Well I read this entire thread, first of all, my heart goes out to all of those who are surviving the loss of a loved one who sacraficed it all in the line of duty. And my hats off to those of you who are still in the profession. One thing is for sure, it is not the money. I made a lot more as a civilian before I was in law enforcement. It is that we all like to think that we can some how make a difference. And is some small way... each of us has. In Texas we have a strong brotherhood, it is something that those of you in this business know what I mean. Regardless of what city or state, when a fellow officer goes down, we all feel it. I remember when I was a kid, we respected the law. Where did that go?
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Feb 13, 2007
 
Also, I cannot imagine being an Officer in California without wearing a vest everyday. It was mandatory with the Austin Police Department. Also, I thought there was some Federal requirement that mandated all police cruisers be equipped with in-car camera systems. Anyone know the story here? Does CHP have cameras in all of their cars?
NO LOVE LOST

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Mar 28, 2007
 
While I have the utmost respect for honest good peace officers, the HPs on the other hand are just a bunch of tax collectors with guns roaming our roads.

I do feel sad for the family members left behind but I have zero tears for the victims because of all the hurt they have caused with BS tickets.

Put yourself in the community's shoes and you'll feel the same.
NO LOVE LOST

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Mar 28, 2007
 
JDJ wrote:
California Highway Patrol are also known as CHP. Everyday, they put their life on the line to protect the California highways. Some CHPs are not so lucky, and are shot and killed while doing a routine stop. This leaves their families and friends in great devastation and sadness. In every CHP car, there should be some type of video equipment, which gives live feed back to the police station. As well, every CHP should be required to wear bulletproof vests. The taxpayers should be willing to pay for the camera and bulletproof vests.
A video camera that gives live feedback to the station can help the CHP officer in many ways. The video camera gives a good look on what kind of vehicle the station can tell CHP officers to look for and what is happening to the officer. If the officer pulls over a car, and is shot, the police station can see the identity of the person who shot the officer and thus put out a manhunt. In addition, the station can call immediate medical help to help the CHP in need.
Bulletproof vest should be required, so that every Highway Patrol officer is wearing it while on duty. The bulletproof vest helps protect the officers in everyway to help keep the officer alive. There may have been a lower number of CHP officers killed, if they were required to wear bulletproof vests.
These two things could be paid with the taxpayers’ money. Taxpayers should be willing to pay extra money to help save lives of CHP officers, who put themselves in danger to keep taxpayers safe.
CHP officers should not be killed while on the line of duty, and should be protected in everyway. Since there are a low number of people wanting to become High Way officers because of recent shootings, the camera and vests should increase the number of CHP officers in the community. The bulletproof vests and camera are just two ways, which should protect the officers, and the love ones that can be left behind.
Don't risk your life for bull**** stops then. Pull over the DUIs and unsafe fools weaving between cars in traffic, let the safe drivers go.
NO LOVE LOST

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Mar 28, 2007
 
Second Thoughts wrote:
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Show a little respect for those who, every day, put their lives on the line to protect you.
Put your life on something that matters, not bs traffic stops. Get a different job.
JJJ

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#19
Apr 14, 2007
 
Why are you blaming our Police Force because of dumb A-- that want to ruin everyone elses way of life or end it, sometimes these deaths could be prevented if friends and family members would turn in the unruly JackA--s that have a behavior problem that they are aware of, and probably brag about it. P.S. guns dont kill people idiots that use them kills people. Police Officers have to wear guns to protect them and us from idiots.if you do not feel sorry for the Police Officer losing his life well then you are possible an idiot!!!!!!!!!!
Shaun

Visalia, CA

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Apr 18, 2007
 
Former Texas Cop wrote:
Also, I cannot imagine being an Officer in California without wearing a vest everyday. It was mandatory with the Austin Police Department. Also, I thought there was some Federal requirement that mandated all police cruisers be equipped with in-car camera systems. Anyone know the story here? Does CHP have cameras in all of their cars?
$ounds to me like you are a damn $nitch

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