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Mother-of-two police officer shot dead in Ohio
DailyMail UK ^ | 1-2-11

Posted on 01/02/2011 5:06:10 PM PST by rawhide

A female police officer has been shot dead and another wounded after a dramatic trailer park gun battle in Ohio.

Mother-of-two Suzanne Waughtel Hopper, 40, had driven to the trailer park after reports came in of shots being fired in the Enon Beach area late Saturday morning.

As she examined the area and took photos, the door of a nearby silver trailer opened and a man fired a single shot from a shotgun.

Deputy Hopper was killed instantly by the blast.

The officer who had accompanied there desperately tried to reach her body as a gun battle then ensued at the trailer park just southwest of Springfield and about 50 miles west of Columbus.

Sergeant Dustin White had been interviewing a family whose trailer had been shot at when he heard his partner scream.

Enon Beach resident Angelina Inman said: 'He was itching to get her. He kept radioing in, can he please get her, and he was told no because it wasn't secure. You could see him crying - he wanted to get her, he wanted to get her bad.'

The as-yet unidentified man fired again on police who responded to the 'officer down' call, sparking a furious gun battle as officers returned fire with handguns and automatic weapons.

It was during this firefight that Patrolman Jeremy Blum, 32, was also wounded...

...The shooter, who has not been named until relatives have been notified, was also killed in the gunfight as officers from several different agencies converged on the scene.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: officer; ohio; polive; woman
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To: rawhide

I am going to be called sexist but I think there are some professions women don’t belong in, especially young mothers. Now two young children will grow up motherless.


2 posted on 01/02/2011 5:08:38 PM PST by libh8er
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To: libh8er

Would you feel better if she died in a car accident?


3 posted on 01/02/2011 5:10:30 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: libh8er

I guess it’s okay for children to grow up without fathers...

And yes, that was very sexist.


4 posted on 01/02/2011 5:10:35 PM PST by TSgt (Colonel Allen West & Michele Bachman - 2012 POTUS Dream Team Ticket!)
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To: libh8er

You got me thinking about it.


5 posted on 01/02/2011 5:10:38 PM PST by Fishtalk (Dance like nobody's watching; Sing like nobody's listening; Blog like nobody's r.eading.)
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To: rawhide

I feel bad for her family but I don’t believe women should be police officers, fire fighters, soldiers, jail workers, etc.

It’s too risky and they put their fellow male officers in danger. My hubby who is built like a pro wrestler could easily snap most of the puny male and female sheriffs nowadays in half.

I’ll don my flame suit now for being so “sexist.”


6 posted on 01/02/2011 5:11:22 PM PST by AbolishCSEU (Percentage of Income in CS is inversely proportionate to Mother's parenting of children)
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To: rawhide
The shooter, who has not been named until relatives have been notified, was also killed in the gunfight

Tragic when an officer dies in the line of duty like this.

I wonder if this assassin had a record, or had ever been in the system before...

7 posted on 01/02/2011 5:11:26 PM PST by sargon (I don't like the sound of these "boncentration bamps")
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To: TSgt

Definitely not ok to grow up with fathers; but then we have the family court system to faciliate THAT.


8 posted on 01/02/2011 5:12:52 PM PST by AbolishCSEU (Percentage of Income in CS is inversely proportionate to Mother's parenting of children)
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To: libh8er
"I am going to be called sexist but.....Now two young children will grow up motherless."And just exactly what makes it ok to grow up fatherless?

RIP to a brave officer killed in the line of duty.

9 posted on 01/02/2011 5:12:59 PM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: libh8er

She was shot in an ambush,never had a chance.
At least her killer was shot dead soon after,no long drawn out trail and endless appeal process for him.But her children have suffered an unimaginable loss.


10 posted on 01/02/2011 5:13:56 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: AbolishCSEU

that is “definitely not ok to grow up WITHOUT fathers”


11 posted on 01/02/2011 5:13:59 PM PST by AbolishCSEU (Percentage of Income in CS is inversely proportionate to Mother's parenting of children)
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To: libh8er
No! You're not sexist, just spot on.

Female cops shouldn't be allowed in the field. PERIOD!

12 posted on 01/02/2011 5:14:12 PM PST by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: libh8er

My father died at 32,leaving 2 of us.

That certainly wasn’t easy.


13 posted on 01/02/2011 5:15:16 PM PST by Mears
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To: ADemocratNoMore; Akron Al; arbee4bush; Badeye; Bikers4Bush; BlindedByTruth; bonfire; boxerblues; ...

OHIO PING

Deputy Sheriff Suzanne Waughtel Hopper
Clark County Sheriff’s Office
Ohio

End of Watch: Saturday, January 1, 2011

Biographical Info
Age: 40
Tour of Duty: 12 years
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Date of Incident: Saturday, January 1, 2011
Weapon Used: Shotgun
Suspect Info: Shot and killed

Deputy Sheriff Suzanne Hopper was shot and killed after responding to a call of a window being shot out at a trailer park in Enon.

While conducting a preliminary investigation Deputy Hopper observed a footprint and took out a camera to photograph it. As she took photographs a male opened the door to his trailer and fired one shot at Deputy Hopper with a shotgun, killing her.

Additional deputies and officers from area police departments arrived at the scene and surrounded the trailer. A standoff ensued in which dozens of shots were fired between the suspect and officers. A police officer from the German Township Police Department was wounded and the suspect was ultimately killed during the shootout.

Deputy Hopper had served with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office for 12 years. She is survived by her husband and two children.

Agency Contact Information
Clark County Sheriff’s Office
120 N Fountain Avenue
Springfield, OH 45502

Phone: (937) 521-2050

Please contact the Clark County Sheriff’s Office for funeral arrangements or for survivor benefit fund information.


14 posted on 01/02/2011 5:16:18 PM PST by Las Vegas Dave (Note:HDTV&Ohio ping list HP Vista crash,current ping lists from Oct.08,send FreepMail to be added.)
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To: libh8er

Agreed


15 posted on 01/02/2011 5:17:11 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: libh8er

There’s nothing sexist about it; I’m surprised that any PARENT is comfortable with this type of work. Here in NJ, more officers are killed in traffic accidents, but in a state this densely populated, with many drivers who a few months ago were riding animals somewhere else on the globe, it is a fact of life that our roads are dangerous.


16 posted on 01/02/2011 5:17:49 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: libh8er

It is time for law enforcement to get rid of campaign hats. She was evidently taking a picture of a footprint as the guy came out of his trailer and shot her at point blank range. When looking down those hats take away way took much peripheral vision.


17 posted on 01/02/2011 5:23:04 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: libh8er

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington D.C. includes more than 17,000 male officers killed in the line of duty and more than 200 female officers 1916 thru 2006. source:http://www.drbillywilbanks.com/trueheroines/addendum.html


18 posted on 01/02/2011 5:23:04 PM PST by rawhide
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To: AbolishCSEU
I can understand your sentiments. But I doubt the shotgun cared which sex she was.
19 posted on 01/02/2011 5:23:36 PM PST by BigCinBigD (Northern flags in South winds flutter...)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

Another officer was shot as well he is in the hospital a video is here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAjOIn7Mtc4&feature=player_embedded

My heart and my prayers go out to their families.


20 posted on 01/02/2011 5:24:37 PM PST by FromLori (FromLori">)
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To: libh8er
Never leave your wing man.
21 posted on 01/02/2011 5:24:46 PM PST by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know .F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: libh8er

The comments at the Mail criticize the police procedure.

Should she have been photographing evidence at a site where someone had fired shots a few minutes before, or should she and her partner have been ready and on the alert to encounter the gunman?


22 posted on 01/02/2011 5:25:06 PM PST by proxy_user
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To: libh8er

Being male doesn’t make one immune from a shotgun blast, just FYI.

Rest in peace, Deputy Hopper.


23 posted on 01/02/2011 5:28:04 PM PST by KJC1
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To: Farmer Dean
At least her killer was shot dead soon after,no long drawn out trail and endless appeal process for him.But her children have suffered an unimaginable loss.

I have no problem with perps committing suicide-by-cop, but only the real cowards have the need to take a cop with them.

24 posted on 01/02/2011 5:29:54 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (DEFCON I ALERT: The federal cancer has metastasized. All personnel report to their battle stations.)
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To: Las Vegas Dave
Very sad. Two children will grow up without a mother. Also couldn't help noticing she was a stunning looking woman, as well

25 posted on 01/02/2011 5:30:15 PM PST by Krankor (It's time you started thinking inside your head, that you should stand up and fight.)
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To: AbolishCSEU

You are right. Even conservatives have bought into the feminist outrage at the very idea of there being any limits at all on a woman doing exactly what suits her fancy. PC has hit us all hard. - Women ARE built different than men, they don’t have the upper body strength to do certain jobs. A former military officer told me that he had women under his command and that when his company got the order to “bug out”, the women couldn’t do the heavy lifting to accomplish a bug out. They’d just ignore the order to do so, and call it done. In combat, sadly, calling it done isn’t getting it done. It’s foolish and costs lives.


26 posted on 01/02/2011 5:31:40 PM PST by Twinkie (Awake and strengthen that which remains . . . . . . . . Revelation 3)
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To: USNBandit
The township officer taking a round to the shoulder (He's expected to live)


27 posted on 01/02/2011 5:37:08 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: proxy_user

Somewhere in the handbook it’s supposed to say “secure the scene” before beginning the investigation.

Tragedy for her family and her County.


28 posted on 01/02/2011 5:37:58 PM PST by PLMerite (Thanks for fixing the clock.)
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To: libh8er
I agree with you, for the same reason I don't believe that Daddy's little girl should ever come home from a battlefield in a body bag. But then, I've always been chivalrous sexist that way.
29 posted on 01/02/2011 5:42:19 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Twinkie
You are right. Even conservatives have bought into the feminist outrage at the very idea of there being any limits at all on a woman doing exactly what suits her fancy. PC has hit us all hard. - Women ARE built different than men, they don’t have the upper body strength to do certain jobs. A former military officer told me that he had women under his command and that when his company got the order to “bug out”, the women couldn’t do the heavy lifting to accomplish a bug out. They’d just ignore the order to do so, and call it done. In combat, sadly, calling it done isn’t getting it done. It’s foolish and costs lives.

That's probably an accurate description of how Congress will handle the spending/budget issues.
Sadly, I do not believe things will at all change until, there too, lives are lost.

30 posted on 01/02/2011 5:42:27 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

A really nice person. Very tough for all who knew her.


31 posted on 01/02/2011 5:44:23 PM PST by griswold3 (Employment is off-shored, away from govt. regulations, price pressure groups, and liabilities.)
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To: PLMerite
Somewhere in the handbook it’s supposed to say “secure the scene” before beginning the investigation.

Yes, my first thought as well.
Especially when responding to a "shots fired" call.

In any event, prayers for this young woman and her family. What a horrible tragedy.
The only good part is that the scumbag perp is dead forever.

32 posted on 01/02/2011 5:45:39 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: proxy_user
Should she have been photographing evidence at a site where someone had fired shots a few minutes before, or should she and her partner have been ready and on the alert to encounter the gunman?

Good point. Survival instincts come innately to the male. There's a reason men used to be hunters/ gatherers and women stayed in their caves nurturing the young. No amount of social engineering will change instincts. I am not saying women should only stay home and rear the young, but I think there are somethings in which women don't naturally belong, even if training helps to a degree.

33 posted on 01/02/2011 5:47:22 PM PST by libh8er
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To: libh8er
"...sparking a furious gun battle as officers returned fire with handguns and automatic weapons."

Sad story, but I am going to have to call shenanigans on the "automatic weapons".

34 posted on 01/02/2011 5:48:00 PM PST by meyer (Obama - the Schwartz is with him.)
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To: TSgt

If fathers were around and DOING their jobs we wouldn’t have the Brittany Spear types and Lindsay Lohan types trapsing around in self destruction. Fathers are VERY important to their daughters and sons. You can NOT replace them with females.


35 posted on 01/02/2011 5:48:36 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: TSgt

I don’t know about the other one but Colonel Allen West is AWESOME. He’s got his act together. It’s NOT about his color for me. He has substance and principles I agree with.


36 posted on 01/02/2011 5:49:59 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Krankor

Wow. She looks just like FBI Agent Renee Walker from ‘24’.


37 posted on 01/02/2011 5:49:59 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Realman30

“No! You’re not sexist, just spot on.
Female cops shouldn’t be allowed in the field. PERIOD!”

Indeed!

Standards are LOWERED because females LACK the upper body strength. They are more emotionally wired. Every now and then you see it on one of these cop shows were the women are tossed around like rag dolls. Naturally the left is bombing us with female cop shows. It’s ridiculous.

Women have more to offer than trying to pretend they are males. Why don’t they see that? Take Condi Rice. A SHARP woman. She’s smarter than Graham and others. It’s too bad she doesn’t want a political life anymore.


38 posted on 01/02/2011 5:53:14 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Cacique

btt


39 posted on 01/02/2011 5:57:05 PM PST by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: nmh
Don’t tell that to the Sarah Palin cult that religously watches her Alaska show. She’s another obsessive Title IX girl. Poor Todd acts like a girly man so she can wear the pants. As for being wired differently, has Palin ever resisted a dumb comeback? No. Even Levi, her daughter’s shack up buddy gets her attention. Maybe some day Palin will get the sex change she is craving.

Uncalled for on this thread. Big time. Save it for your PDS garbage threads.

42 posted on 01/02/2011 6:00:59 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: libh8er

I am old school to and do not “like” it either yet I have seen women that are better at police work and military than some men. No I do not like seeing women put in harms way. But it’s their choice.

BTW ...thanks for thinking out loud .....:o)

Stay safe !


43 posted on 01/02/2011 6:04:34 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Krankor

She is attractive.

BTW, is their a DAD in the picture?

Or is she another “single mom” trying to do a man’s job?


44 posted on 01/02/2011 6:05:33 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: buccaneer81

Don’t tell that to the Sarah Palin cult that religously watches her Alaska show. She’s another obsessive Title IX girl. Poor Todd acts like a girly man so she can wear the pants. As for being wired differently, has Palin ever resisted a dumb comeback? No. Even Levi, her daughter’s shack up buddy gets her attention. Maybe some day Palin will get the sex change she is craving.

“Uncalled for on this thread. Big time. Save it for your PDS garbage threads.”

It’s perfectly appropriate. You just don’t want to see it.

Then again, I’m a conservative and not a progressive Populist as Sarah Palin is.


45 posted on 01/02/2011 6:07:16 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: nmh
You just don’t want to see it.

Neither did the mods.

46 posted on 01/02/2011 6:08:32 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: nmh

I don’t know if she’s married,divorced or single. There’s no mention in the story.


47 posted on 01/02/2011 6:11:03 PM PST by Krankor (It's time you started thinking inside your head, that you should stand up and fight.)
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To: Krankor

She was married six months ago.


48 posted on 01/02/2011 6:12:30 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: nmh

Ever notice how many overweight, out of shape deputies (of both sexes( there are?


49 posted on 01/02/2011 6:12:30 PM PST by bwc2221
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To: buccaneer81

It’s not my fault they can’t deal with the truth.

I’ll keep saying it.

These “mods” don’t silence me.

FR is beocming more and more like DU with SPEECH CENSORSHIP.


50 posted on 01/02/2011 6:13:58 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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