UHP trooper shoots, injures man following traffic stop

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  • cmoa Visalia, CA
    July 15, 2013 4:16 a.m.

    Why would they tell someone to go out and investigate if they hear something late at night, good case for kidnapping. If you hear something, look out your windows and call the police. Do not go outside and put yourself in the way of danger. Too bad this guy that was shot was out of jail, sounds like he should of still been in prison.

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    July 15, 2013 3:14 a.m.

    Most traffic stops are not routine, they are driven by behavioral and irrational driving or gun related.

    Will have to give the officer credit for his restraint is not pursuing the vehicle and driver though, that took some common sense reasoning talent.

    Routine stop would be people running a red light, speeding, or improper right turn, or smoking car (emissions). When the police do pull over a vehicle it has to be a cost effective reason to engage driver behaviors. And DUI tickets are a billion dollar industry for city, state, and federal budgets. One stop could net millions of dollars. A 30 dollar speeding ticket is not cost effective use of police officers military training and multimillion dollar armory.

  • johnhenry APO, AP
    July 14, 2013 8:31 p.m.

    It doesn't matter how common traffic stops are, there is still no such thing as a routine traffic stop. Treating the stop as routine is what's gotten police officers and others shot or even killed. I really wish the media would stop calling them routine stops. Just say "traffic stop."