Skip to comments.Troopers Need The Publicís Support
Posted on 09/07/2006 6:41:59 PM PDT by lightman
By LEWIS SNYDER
9/8/2006 - A trooper died this week.
A young, useful, productive member of society one sworn to help and protect the citizens of New York died as the result of a gunshot wound. The shooting was very likely the cowardly deed of one Ralph Phillips an individual who has never done anything useful in his entire life for society. An individual who, in fact, has been nothing but a drain on society since his first arrest all those years ago.
I have some questions I would like to ask. To all those who thought Phillips escape and the subsequent manhunt a joke (Bucky burgers? Run Bucky Run T-shirts?), supported him rather than the police searching for him, or for some insane reason consider him a folk hero are you satisfied now that he is really nothing more than a dangerous, worthless criminal? For the woman from Sinclairville who was upset about the overreaction, inconvenience and police attitude is this enough reason? For all those bleeding hearts so upset over the fact that Phillips granddaughter was removed from his daughters custody (for two whole days!), and their concern for the childs failure to thrive because she is supposedly breast feeding how do you supposed this murdered troopers child of 13 months will thrive with his father being taken away forever? How will the troopers wife thrive? For all those concerned that Phillips, a useless piece of human trash, might get shot its all right for him to shoot three state troopers? Finally, are the people of this county who keep questioning the extent of this manhunt ready to acknowledge that Phillips is extremely dangerous and needs to be caught, before he murders someone else?
One final question, to our earnest and hard working district attorney, Dave Foley. I may be off base on this, but since it appears that Phillips may now have committed a murder during the course of a felony (his escape from a penal institution), can those individuals who assisted him in the commission of this felony by aiding and abetting his escape now be charged with felony murder? Just a thought.
Having recently completed a 33 year career in law enforcement, I know and appreciate the danger these men are facing on a daily basis. In fact, I spent my last two days on the job in the woods looking for Phillips. It has been increasingly frustrating to me to see peoples comments against the police in the paper. I dont believe the public knows how much their support means to law enforcement always, but particularly at a time like this, or how much lack of support can damage morale and discourage those working to protect them. I ask you to support our law enforcement certainly during this time, but also in all the work they do in the effort to make this a safer county in which to live. It is, however, most unfortunate and a sad comment on society today that it took the shooting of three state troopers and the death of one, for some to offer that support.
A trooper died (Sunday, Sept. 3, 2006). May God bless and may your prayers with him, his family and the entire law enforcement community.
Lewis Snyder is a resident of Jamestown.
Should make for some interesting "deer hunting" in that area.
Thin blue line ping.
I would not call it a cowardly act but an evil act.
FRY the SOB.........what a worthless PS............and there are people supporting him? Aiding and abetting him........they deserve the same fate.
The men of my family are all retired (in the case of my grandfather, deceased) but coming from 3 generations of NYPD.........I have no use for the killers of cops.
My prayers are with the family of the man murdered in cold blood. That man was a hero every moring he donned that uniform.
To the lowlifes hiding the scum that did this, may you rot in Hades.....
Last I heard the reward was at $225,000.00, which would make it now at least $235,000.00. Not exactly chump change. I'd turn him in in a heartbeat and donate the money to the trooper's families.
I cannot believe the support he has had. Not any support around here, but it is still shocking. His family and friends are accomplices to murder.
Philips has made it on to the FBI 10 most wanted list.
Such is life in NYS.
We don't even execute cop killers here.
without a doubt.
We don't even execute cop killers here.
Had a good bit to do with my non-desire to return to even visit, let alone move back........and I was born and raised in Brooklyn.
-of course the land of the hildebeast loves cop killers. what could we expect?
Sorry; my error. I misread Post 31, "reward cache is $10,000.00 higher" and missed the word, 'higher'.
That should be Post #1, NOT 31...
No problem. I wouldn't need any reward to turn him in, just the opportunity.
God Bless the LEOs, l. But I carry concealed. They can't protect me; that's up to me...
You "sound" like me from time to time....
I suffer from "digital dyslexia" (my finger get reversed from time to time...)
Is that reward good dead or alive?
I'm right with you, t. I'd refuse a penny to get that SOB! It'd be a personal pleasure to *get* him, one way or the other. Cash goes to his family.
I believe lightman mistyped and meant an additional $100,000 reward. As this article mentions, the reward is now $325,000.
What a lowlife POS this Phillips is and anyone supporting him isn't any better.
May the Trooper R.I.P. and God Bless his family.
If I lived up that way (or the PS decides to head this way) I don't need a reward or opportunity to turn him him -- just the opportunity to get him in my sight..............
I was only aware of the 10K from the PA State Troopers. The extra 100 K from FBI should get even the most tongue tied singing and soon.
Can't end soon enough for me.
You can view this worthless scumbag's FBI page here.
A Darwin Award candidate?
Actually, they asked hunters to avoid the area for their own safety, IIRC.
Thay may not have known it a head of time - but they sure has chit know it know - and are still hiding him........
If it's not accomplice to murder, it is definitely aiding and abetting the MURDERER of a police officer.
Ahead of time, certainly. But he shot a trooper in April. From April on, while they were looking for him, the relatives had to know he was dangerous.
God damn all of them to hell.
June, not April, for the first shooting.
Philips escaped in late winter. On March 10 he shot and seriously wounded a State Trooper near Elmira. Many people helped him hide in the months between that shooting and his cowardly shoot-from-behind ambush last month. So far at least six people in NY and PA have been charged with harboring him.
The POS needs to be brought down........and those helping him need to be punished.......
He shot an officer back in June....this was the SECOND shooting of NY state troopers here. They knew he did that and with all those stolen weapons that he would do it again. They have no excuse.
The first trooper was shot on June 10th in the Elmira area. His partner rushed him to the nearest hospital, which saved his life. He could easily have died.
Allegedly, yes. But he was wanted for that crime and being sought by the same troopers he shot, it was why they were there. An innocent man needn't shoot two men in the back. I have NO sympathy for his friends and family sheltering him. His family has taken sides.
HUH? I work with law enforcement officers, I respect them. I am the one who gets in an ambulance and rushes off to save people. My family and I would not be in that position to begin with. I do not operate outside the law, never have and never will.
We are dealing with someone who does operate outside the law, he could have walked out of jail in a matter of days...but NO, he had to escape and shoot at a couple of troopers and nearly kill one. Then he shoots two more and does kill one. Another man's life is still hanging in there. He and his family are out of options. I do not expect LEOs to put up with this. He and his family can turn themselves in and handle the consequences.
This thread is entitled "Troopers need public support". They have this New Yorker's support. Do they have yours?
Ralph Philips cornered ping?
Are they any closer to the POS?
News is reporting alot of activity near Carroll, NY near PA border
Earlier this morning, as posted on www.wben.com:
"Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - New York State police are about to hold a news conference that is believed to be about the search for fugitive Ralph "Bucky" Phillips. Following earlier reports of a traffic stop that resulted in the driver fleeing his vehicle near the Chautauqua County town of Carroll, NY this morning, police activity in the area has steadily increased."
WBEN reporting there is also increased police activity in Russell (sp?), PA.
Caller reporting that police are tearing down roadblocks, and leving to go in the vicinity of Frewsburg, NY (near Carroll).