Skip to comments.Hotel guests describe tense scene after Memphis officer, civilian killed Sunday
Posted on 07/04/2011 9:00:47 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
The atmosphere around the Downtown DoubleTree Hotel was in stark contrast this morning to the chaos that swirled at Third and Union after a Memphis police officer and a civilian were killed at the hotel Sunday night.
Officer Timothy Warren, 39, and a still unidentified man were shot to death at the DoubleTree about 7 p.m. Sunday in what authorities say started as a "shots fired" call . A domestic dispute appears to have contributed to the incident.
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Both of the folks killed were civilians.
Prayers up for the families of both.
Funny you should mention that. My son’s friend’s Mother is a cop. She always speaks of people who are not cops as being civilians. Kind of creepy.
Part of the militarizaion of the police.Be very glad we don’t yet have a unified national police as in most countries.
Military wannabees. It makes sense to use pseudo-military “ranks” to organize law-enforcement agencies, but too often they forget their place.
FBI, TSA, ATF, DEA, Etc...
God help us if they ever unify.
Jeeez people,, is this the time to nitpick semantics? Brave guy lost his life responding to a dangerous call. He works for the government, wears a vest, carries a gun, serves in a sturcture,,on a squad, under a sergeant, and then a Lt, and above that a captain of some such.
There was one officer killed and one civilian. This story doesn’t seem to call for anything but prayers for the officers family.
Both were citizens. One was trying to help keep the peace which is every citizen’s duty, the other was a killer set on killing.
I'm with Desert Rhino. There are MANY instances of cops behaving like totalitarian Gestapo, but this isn't one of them. The Memphis police officer killed here, deserves our prayers and so does his or her family.
All the best to the fallen police officer..but..anyone who has spent time around a modern police department has likely seen first hand the disdain all too many of the officers have toward civilians who are not police employees. We need to keep the gulf between our military and police departments wide and deep. They have two entirely different roles in our society.
But that is a discussion for another thread -- right now, I bow my head and mourn someone that could very well have been a wonderful cop.
There were two civilians killed. One was a police officer, one wasn't.
That doesn't change the fact that we mourn the loss of the officer's life.
>Part of the militarizaion of the police.
Cops, military, and most Americans are all people who are unusually geared towards engaging in group competitions. The psychology naturally views the world as groups, either their own, or outsiders. If Mexican citizens naturally came up here all the time, we would differentiate ourselves from the outsiders. If twenty people are killed in Afghanistan in a suicide bombing, and three are American Military, and 17 are MSNBC journalists, we view the military death as a great loss. The traitrous Libs, not so much.
Libs are exactly the opposite. They seek to stifle group competition, so they align with the interests of out-groups, castigate their fellow citizen, and seek to betray their own.
Cops viewing their own as a group isn’t so bad. The psychology will help them to be good at their job.
They do rely on each other to battle evil, feel compelled to protect civilians, and generally support freedom and Conservatism. When they start catering to evil, be it criminals, or a Lib dictator, then we’ll have problems we’ll need to deal with. Until then, a little esprit de corps in’t that bad.
God,a cop bashing comment on a thread like this.
Go look at the table of organization for the Department of Homeland Security sometime, the bastards are already unified.