Utah police officers kill 11 in 2010, plus 1 execution


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  • EgbertThrockmorton Layton, UT
    Jan. 3, 2011 12:56 p.m.

    Rifle is legally correct.

    One of the reasons, I believe that there has been an increase in the AMOUNT of officer involved shootings here in Utah, is the increase in thug/parolee/gangsta-wanna-bees here in Utah. Too many residents of Utah, have an extremely myopic view of "life in Utah" and fail to see the very routine increase in lowlifes here. Because of the cultural naivete, and false "belief" that all people here in Utah are inherently "good", this state is a target-rich environment for thugs and parolees. Good people are inherently "good", thugs and parolees are not. Perhaps "one day" they may well "change" for the better, until that time, we will continue (unfortunately) to see an increase in the amount and frequency our law enforcement officers are having to use the threat of deadly force on the idiots in our society. This slight uptick, isn't really news at all, unless one has their head firmly implanted in the west desert sand.

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Jan. 3, 2011 12:17 p.m.

    In response to the question from OKC UTE: Executions, by definition, are "homicides as part of a legal process".

    Homicides generally fall into one of two categories:
    They are either justified or unjustified.

  • OKC UTE Moore, OK
    Jan. 3, 2011 11:56 a.m.

    Why is Ronnie Lee Gardner execution listed as a homicide? And thanks go out to those who serve in blue.

  • ValiantDefender Herriman, UT
    Jan. 3, 2011 10:32 a.m.

    Robbers, drug dealers, felons, etc.

    Every one of them took aggressive action after being warned and asked to follow the direction of a law enforcement officer.

    Here's my thanks to our Police Force and other emergency service workers who put their lives on the line for us.

  • The Rocker Bountiful, UT
    Jan. 3, 2011 10:30 a.m.

    I find the headine of this article rather inapropriate. It displays Police officers as killers instead of heros and a number of killings like a talley board. I am certain this pleases many anti-cop people who hate all cops.
    I know there is a great number of cops who dishonor their badge and our society. But look at the heros we have. Police officers who serve and protect us. they do it for the same reason why many people in the military do what they do.
    The best cops are the ones who do their job. Use fireamrs against the bad guys. Not the ones who pull you over for going 5 over the speed limit.
    I would not call it a kill when a criminal gets shot. I would call it noble deed and better for us.
    One less criminal to worry about.

  • jdc311 EMC, Utah
    Jan. 3, 2011 8:28 a.m.

    And thank you to the officers who risked their lives to protect us. Especially to the 160 officers that were killed in the line of duty last year.

  • ST Layton, UT
    Jan. 2, 2011 9:05 p.m.

    execution rate should be higher ... and if others "get it" ... then it was probably because they were threatening officers ...