Skip to comments.54-Year-Old Woman Patricia Cook Killed in Police Shooting in Culpeper
Posted on 02/19/2012 10:16:11 AM PST by Altariel
By AUDREY BARNES/myfoxdc
CULPEPER, Va. - Investigators are trying to figure out what led to a police shooting that killed a 54-year-old woman in Culpeper.
A telephone pole on North East Street is where police say the confrontation between Patricia Cook and a five-year veteran of the Town of Culpeper Police Department ended.
Ironically, it began about 75 yards up the street outside of the church Cook attended. And if you had to pick a person least likely to be shot and killed by police, the victim's next door neighbor said it would be Patricia Cook.
Shes always talked really nice, and always smiling and laughing with you, said Robin Herndon, a neighbor of Cooks. Its just a shock.
Investigators say she was shot and killed by a Culpeper Police officer responding to a call about a suspicious person at around 10 a.m. Thursday.
Some sort of altercation took place and some shots were fired. The vehicle ended up traveling south on North East Street about 75 yards and ended up striking a telephone pole, said Town of Culpeper spokesman Wally Bunker.
After the initial shots, witnesses said Cook drove her Jeep up North East Street, taking out a street sign before hitting the light pole. There are unconfirmed reports from witnesses that the officer fired more shots as Cook tried to drive away.
Instead, Herndon says Cook, a petite woman with blond hair always in a neat bun, didn't have children of her own, so she would make gifts for her neighbor's children, and always took the time to say hello.
Virginia State Police are in charge of the investigation now. The officer is on paid administrative leave.
Police have not said how many times Cook was shot or what might have prompted the officer fire his weapon.
I was just reading it.
Uh huh. So since you were there, please provide a detailed account of what happened.
Yeah, and the lizard people and FEMA camps are real too.
But why she was in the nearby parking lot of the middle school at Epiphany Catholic Thursday morning remains a mystery to many, including Michael Watts of Culpeper, whose children attend the small private school that fronts on Main Street.
As a parent, I have questions about what the woman was doing at our school. Why was she walking around the middle school and why wouldnt she leave when asked by school staff? he said.
Watts said he appreciated the routine safety precautions in place at Epiphany and seeing them smoothly implemented during Thursdays shooting, including putting school facilities on lockdown.
Was the "eyewitness" lying in his first story, or is he lying now?
"According to eyewitness Kris Buchele, whose father owns a building directly behind the school parking lot, the officer was talking to Cook in her Jeep, when she began to roll up the window and pull away. The witness said the officers arm was in the window as Cook was rolling it up."
Either way, why would you believe a liar?
Bah, you are too invested in your own fantasies rather than figuring out the truth.
well obviously no one knew why this middle age woman was there, so she deserved to die. I mean those middle aged women are dangerous.
The link you provided in Post #22 doesn't verify that at all.
Doubly so if she had Chicken McNuggets.
These cops are getting really out of control.
Apparently she didn’t a dog or it would have been two civilians murdered.
Getting harder to find the warm and fuzzies toward those who ‘serve and protect’.
I wonder how many of these doofuses are on steroids.
CULPEPER, Va. (WUSA) - State police say Kris Buchele changed his story about what he saw Thursday morning when a five-year Culpeper police officer shot and killed 54-year-old Patricia Cook. Buchele says he told state police and reporters the same thing...then and now... that the officer’s arm was not stuck in Cook’s window and he was never dragg
BUCHELE, KRISTOPHER M. Sex:
White Caucasian (Non-Hispanic) DOB:
CULPEPER, VA 22701
Where are the officer’s wounds, if he was dragged? Blood at the scene? Torn scraps of clothing?
How did the officer manage to get his arm caught in a window that had to be *cranked up*? More importantly, what was his arm doing in her window in the first place?
Why believe the word of a government employee above a non-government employee?
I read this story in the Culpeper Star-Exponent newspaper several weeks back. Patricia Cook was a very nice looking woman, much younger looking than her 54 years, so he could have been hitting on her. She may have been looking for a job at the church’s nursery. You are parked in church parking lot, someone thinks you are a suspicious person and you get murdered by a overzealous police officer. Mayberry R.F.D. this ain’t! Sheriff Andy Taylor had better confiscate this deputy’s pistol before he shoots Opie.
According to Virginia State Police, at approximately 10 a.m. Thursday, Culpeper Police got a call about a suspicious women sitting in a Jeep Wrangler in a church parking lot in the 300 block of North East Street. The officer started talking to Patricia A. Cook, 54, of Culpeper. State police say that for some reason, while the officer was trying to get her identification, Cook “suddenly closed her driver’s side window trapping the officer’s arm and started driving away dragging the officer alongside.”
Police say the officer repeatedly asked her to stop but the car kept going. Then shots were fired, and the Jeep wrecked in the 200 block of North East Street.
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