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2 Bastrop police officers killed (Louisiana)
KNOE TV ^ | August 10, 2007

Posted on 08/10/2007 2:47:34 PM PDT by kms61

BASTROP (TV8) - Morehouse Parish Sheriff Danny McGrew confirms two Bastrop police officers were shot and killed Friday afternoon in downtown Bastrop.

McGrew says one suspect was also shot and killed. Two emergency medical technicians were shot and wounded. One was reported to be in surgery at Morehouse General Hospital.

At least one other suspect was said to be in a standoff with police at the Best Budget Inn on South Franklin Street near the courthouse square.

McGrew said the suspects were possibly persons of interest in a double homicide in Texas, but that was not confirmed.

TV8 News reporter Jennifer Townley reports from the scene that part of downtown Bastrop has been sealed off, and both Bastrop City Hall and the Morehouse Parish courthouse have been placed under lockdown, and that two persons have been arrested.

SWAT teams equipped with helmets, shields and guns are taking up positions outside the Best Budget Inn. FBI agents are on the scene.

A caller who identified herself as Sharon Anders, manager of Altel's Bastrop store, said the FBI has ordered all Bastrop phone service disconnected until the situation is normalized.

Other details are sketchy.

A Bastrop police dispatcher who answered a phone call from TV8 News said she did not have time to talk and immediately hung up the phone.

Sterlington Police Chief Barry Bonner says he was notified that emergency personnel would be traveling through Sterlington en route to Bastrop in response to "an officer involved shooting."

A clerk in a store on the Bastrop courthouse square called KNOE TV8 News to describe the scene following the shooting. She says police armed with rifles are running around the area of a motel near the square. She also saw ambulances coming and going from the area.

Check in with KNOE.com and watch TV8 News for details on this developing story.


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: bastrop; courthouse; leo; louisiana; officerdown; shootout
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this is from the local Monroe TV station. It's not the most informative, but a better article from the local newspaper can't be posted due to copyright complaints. Latest update is that two suspects are in custody, but the situation is "ongoing." Flashbangs were heard going off at 4 PM.
1 posted on 08/10/2007 2:47:46 PM PDT by kms61
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To: kms61

also, I inadvertently put the wrong news source. It’s from KNOE.com


2 posted on 08/10/2007 2:51:11 PM PDT by kms61
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To: kms61

Louisiana, right? I caught the word “parish.”


3 posted on 08/10/2007 2:51:56 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: kms61

May the officers truly rest in peace in the arms of the Lord;

I also pray for the EMT’s, and for the families of all involved.


4 posted on 08/10/2007 2:52:13 PM PDT by Peace4EarthNow (Come to know Jesus as your Savior, so YOU TOO can be saved!!)
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To: kms61

May have missed it but just where is this happening?


5 posted on 08/10/2007 2:53:17 PM PDT by engrpat
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To: kms61

Bastrop is about 70 miles from us. We live in S. Ark.


6 posted on 08/10/2007 2:54:10 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: engrpat

Bastrop, Louisiana. Northeast corner of the state near the Arkansas border.


7 posted on 08/10/2007 2:54:21 PM PDT by kms61
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To: engrpat

Louisiana


8 posted on 08/10/2007 2:54:38 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kms61

Flashbangs?.......Should have been the other way round......


9 posted on 08/10/2007 2:55:01 PM PDT by Red Badger (All I know about Minnesota, I learned from Garrison Keilor.............)
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To: kms61

update from the 5:00 news. Still ongoing, one of the suspects is a white or hispanic female wanted for a homicide in the Houston area.


13 posted on 08/10/2007 3:04:40 PM PDT by kms61
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To: kms61

Where might this be?


14 posted on 08/10/2007 3:08:18 PM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: firebrand

I didn’t catch that. Thought it was Bastrop, TX. I was wondering why the local news in San Antonio didn’t have anything on it.


15 posted on 08/10/2007 3:12:08 PM PDT by DaGman (`)
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To: kms61
A caller who identified herself as Sharon Anders, manager of Altel’s Bastrop store, said the FBI has ordered all Bastrop phone service disconnected until the situation is normalized.
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This sounds very strange,,,

Local news just sniped your post on the info for the most part,,,to add : LASP SWAT TEAM is on standby,,,the whole
downtown area is being evacuated/shut-down,,,

And they shut off the phones ??

16 posted on 08/10/2007 3:12:53 PM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: kms61

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17 posted on 08/10/2007 3:13:09 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: kms61

Bastop Texas, just east of Austin.


18 posted on 08/10/2007 3:15:19 PM PDT by Horns
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To: kms61

Police have identified a person of interest. She is 26-year-old Tonya Smith of Texas. Police say a vehicle was found at the hotel. They traced this vehicle back to Harris County, Texas, and they discovered a murder warrant was attached to the vehicle. Police say Smith is a suspect in that murder warrant.

Smith is described as either a white or hispanic female, 26 years old, 5’9” and about 150 lbs. She has brown hair and hazel eyes. She is believed to have two tattoos: one on her left wrist and another on her back right shoulder. The second tattoo is reported to be of a viking. She was last seen wearing a white shirt and blue jeans and driving a dark green Dodge. If you have any information on this suspect, call Bastrop police or State Police immediately.

At least six law enforcement agencies are on the scene.

http://www.region10.com/news.php?id=4708


19 posted on 08/10/2007 3:15:42 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68

No kidding! That does sound strange.


20 posted on 08/10/2007 3:16:31 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kms61

one of the frustrating things about fr

is a post that tells not the location.

si.

you look at the post and you wonder,

where is this?

here, my first thought went to bastrop, tx.


21 posted on 08/10/2007 3:19:16 PM PDT by ken21 (28 yrs + 2 families = banana republic junta. si.)
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To: kms61

Two Bastrop Police Officers shot and killed

Aug 10, 2007 04:57 PM CDT

Morehouse Parish Sheriff Danny McGrew says two Bastop police officers were shot and killed at a hotel near the courthouse Friday afternoon.

According to Sheriff McGrew, one suspect was shot and killed. Another suspect is said to be staging a standoff with police at the hotel.

In addition, to the officers, two emergency reponders were also shot and wounded.

http://www.ksla.com/Global/story.asp?S=6916870&nav=0RY5


22 posted on 08/10/2007 3:19:47 PM PDT by kcvl
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http://forums.thenewsstar.com/viewtopic.php?t=19327

Down thread, Middle Eastern mentioned. Not confirmed by newspaper.


23 posted on 08/10/2007 3:20:21 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 ( “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping that it will eat him last.”)
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To: kcvl

I don’t think I’ve ever heard of doing that before,,,
Who they gunna call ??


24 posted on 08/10/2007 3:26:32 PM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: Shermy

News star gives BOLO suspect name as Tanya Smith, other site Tonya.


27 posted on 08/10/2007 3:31:22 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: kms61

Prayers up for the fallen officers and their families. Lord look over them and bless them, comfort their families in their hour of grief.


28 posted on 08/10/2007 3:36:41 PM PDT by Crapgame (There's no place I'd rather be than right here, with my FRedneck, white socks and Blue Ribbon Beer)
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To: kms61

Why was this sent to Chat?


29 posted on 08/10/2007 3:44:51 PM PDT by Shermy
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she has a VIKING tatoo...

correct me if I am way wrong but that would suggest white can someone elaborate on the profile of who would get a VIKING tatoo?


30 posted on 08/10/2007 3:51:58 PM PDT by Global2010
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To: ken21

That really irks me too ken21.

Newport. ORegon? California? East Coast?

(just an example)


31 posted on 08/10/2007 3:58:12 PM PDT by Global2010
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To: kms61

I know the officers that were killed, one of them I knew very well. The shootings occured directly across from the police department. My daughter works for the police department and this was a very frightening situation for all involved. My daughter was outside the police station and heard shots that made her hit the ground. She ran back into the police station and was called and told to lock down her office and stay away from the windows. She was alone and listening to gunfire for quite a long time and didn’t know what was going on.

Please pray for the families of the police officers that were slain. They were good officers and good men and it’s a great loss for all of us.


32 posted on 08/10/2007 4:17:21 PM PDT by Elyse (I refuse to feed the crocodile.)
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To: firebrand
Louisiana, right? I caught the word “parish.”

Caught that too. Af first I though it was Texas, as their is a Bastrop here as well. ~35 mi SE of Austin.

But I see there is Texas connection.

Hope they catch up with the SOBs, who then resist arrest.

33 posted on 08/10/2007 4:33:29 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: Shermy

State Police said they are looking for 26-year-old Tonya Smith of the Houston area. She fled from the motel this afternoon in a stolen vehicle, State Police said.


34 posted on 08/10/2007 4:44:54 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Shermy

Two of your posts have been removed because you posted an article from thenewsstar.com.

Thenewsstar.com material cannot be posted due to copyright complaint.


35 posted on 08/10/2007 4:46:51 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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Down thread, Middle Eastern mentioned. Not confirmed by

Story says "Large Black woman and older Black man arrested. Also says two people, not necessarily the same two, but perhaps, wearing FBI vests were handcuffed and lead away.

Now that's wierd.

36 posted on 08/10/2007 4:51:36 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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Down thread, Middle Eastern mentioned. Not confirmed by

Story says "Large Black woman and older Black man arrested. Also says two people, not necessarily the same two, but perhaps, wearing FBI vests were handcuffed and lead away.

Now that's weird.

37 posted on 08/10/2007 4:52:08 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: Elyse

Thank you for your post, Elyse. I know your daughter went through hell for a while. My husband had lunch in Bastrop today then thankfully returned to work in Mer Rouge.

I first learned of this on FreeRepublic while I was at work in Richland Parish. This is just crazy - shootings like this in the middle of a peaceful small town. I will definitely be praying for the families of these officers and for the Bastrop community as you all deal with the aftermath of this tragic event.


38 posted on 08/10/2007 4:58:18 PM PDT by nana4bush
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Thank you, nana. I’m glad your husband wasn’t caught in the middle of it. I think my daughter is still in shock. She worked closely with the slain officers and also knows the paramedics that were shot. As you said, it’s a small town and there is a lot of shock and disbelief that something like this could happen there, but like any small town it just looks peaceful on the surface. No one, No where is safe from an incident like this.


39 posted on 08/10/2007 5:31:37 PM PDT by Elyse (I refuse to feed the crocodile.)
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Bless her heart, Elyse. I’m from LA and my father has business associates in Bastrop. When I saw this I thought it must be another Bastrop. Am praying for all with special prayers for your daughter. God bless.


40 posted on 08/10/2007 5:50:19 PM PDT by SlidingW (If winning isn't important, why keep score?)
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I knew one of the officers that was killed since he was 18 years old. He came to work at a store that I managed when he was going to college studying police science. He dreamed of being not just a policeman, but a good policeman.

He got a job on his hometown police force (when he could have made so much more money in a big city job). He married, had children and became a detective. I’m so sad that hate and violence has ended this man’s life.


41 posted on 08/10/2007 6:16:14 PM PDT by Elyse (I refuse to feed the crocodile.)
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To: Shermy
Smith is described as either a white or hispanic female, 26 years old, 5’9” and about 150 lbs. She has brown hair and hazel eyes. She is believed to have two tattoos: one on her left wrist and another on her back right shoulder. The second tattoo is reported to be of a viking.

Although most "Hispanics" have more or less Spanish, and thus white, ancestry, and some have German too (Germans in Mexico), and the name Smith is not exactly Rodriguez, it's very odd to have a murder warrant out for someone and not know something that basic about them. However Viking tattoo on a Latina would be very strange indeed.

Something a little off here, just like shutting off the phone is a little odd. Well, we'll see soon enough.. I guess.

42 posted on 08/10/2007 7:19:57 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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From KARD TV

The identities of the officers killed today have been released. Killed in the line of duty are 40-year-old Detective Sergeant John Smith, an 18-year veteran of the Bastrop Police force, and 34-year-old Detective Sergeant Charles Wilson Jr. who's been with the department for 11 years.

Still no ID on the dead assailant. Still a BOLO for "Tanya 'Littlefeather' Smith, a 26-year-old female wanted for questioning.".

From KTBS in Shreveport:

The 26-year-old woman police are looking for got away in a stolen pickup. All the suspects are believed to be connected to a murder in the Houston area.

?? "All" sort of implies more than just two, but maybe not.

43 posted on 08/10/2007 8:00:03 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: Global2010

http://knoe.com/headlines/fullstory.php?id=180623


44 posted on 08/11/2007 4:22:05 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 ( “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping that it will eat him last.”)
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45 posted on 08/11/2007 4:27:16 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 ( “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping that it will eat him last.”)
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To: El Gato

http://www.dps.state.la.us/lspnewsr.nsf/0/35d73966afbdfe1c862573340013b9a5?OpenDocument


46 posted on 08/11/2007 4:27:44 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 ( “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping that it will eat him last.”)
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The Bastrop Enterprise online has several articles about the incident this morning.

http://bastrop.townnews.com/news/

Thenewsstar online has updated stories with a few picture galleries, but I think that is a site we can’t link to.


47 posted on 08/11/2007 5:28:10 AM PDT by Elyse (I refuse to feed the crocodile.)
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http://bastrop.townnews.com/articles/2007/08/11/news/news68.txt

Trio held in detective’s deaths


48 posted on 08/11/2007 1:56:43 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 ( “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping that it will eat him last.”)
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http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/nation/5047714.html

female suspect captured


49 posted on 08/12/2007 11:19:23 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 ( “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping that it will eat him last.”)
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I’m so happy the woman was apprehended. I hope she will be able to shed some light on these senseless murders and maybe help the families understand what happened.

My daughter told me that they had someone at the police department giving grief counseling to everyone there and the officers that were first responders to the incident will be able to take off until they feel mentally able to come back.

This is such a small police department that the people you work with are like family. There were only 4 detectives on the force, so they have lost half of that division. You know, people always say nice things about people after they die, but seriously, Chuck Wilson and John Smith were the two most respected and well-liked officers on the whole police force. The whole community is in shock and trying to come to terms with everything that happened.

Here are two you-tube presentation of the stand off made by two citizens of Bastrop.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLDe41Rogvs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nB56WUQM94


50 posted on 08/12/2007 9:44:14 PM PDT by Elyse (I refuse to feed the crocodile.)
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