Skip to comments.GBI investigating SWAT team shooting of Iraq war vet in Appling County standoff
Posted on 02/21/2012 8:54:11 PM PST by smokingfrog
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is probing the weekend shooting death of an Iraq war veteran in an armed standoff near Appling Countys Surrency community, Appling Sheriff Bennie DeLoach said.
Neighbors of James M. Dixon III, 31, called the Sheriffs Office about 3:50 a.m. Sunday to say someone had fired a shot through their house, DeLoach said in a release.
Deputies went to Dixons house but decided for safety reasons to wait until daylight before confronting whoever fired the shot, DeLoach said.
As they waited, Dixon left the house and drove to his parents house about a half mile away on Holland Road Extension, Chief Deputy Lee J. Sweat Jr. said.
Deputies were not in position to stop Dixon but tried to stop him as he came back home, Sweat said.
When he returned, he ran through a [partial] roadblock and we pursued him, but Dixon made it back into his house, Sweat said.
The Georgia State Patrol SWAT team came to the scene and took over, and Dixon came outside the house just before 9 a.m. armed with a shotgun, DeLoach said.
When Dixon refused orders to put down the weapon, the SWAT team fired on him hitting him twice, Sweat said.
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Thank you for your service. We need more peace officers like you.
I am honored. Thank you.
And there are STILL more indications that this was not [treated] a priority:
The objective is to survive your day at work.
It is unreasonable to die on the job because of tactical error.
Screw that fantasy island utopia la la land crap, if it's me or them it aint gonna be me.
No, you’re comparing apples to harps.
A peace officer is not blamed if a criminal does the wrong thing (so long as the officer does the right thing).
An LEO is justly blamed if he values his own live above the constitutional rights and liberty of a law-abiding citizen.
If your objective is to survive your day at work, you’re in the wrong occupation.
That's Darwin award logic.
No, that’s logic employed by a conservative.
Where would we be if the Founders believed their survival was their objective?
Where would we be if generations of peace officers and soldiers decided their survival was their objective?
Right where we are, because that's how it is.
Why do you think cops wear vests and carry guns and train their butts off?
Wrong, as you yourself know because you deliberately ignored the first question.
Where would we be if the Founding Fathers decided their survival was their objective?
That has nothing to do with law enforcement. Do you have ADD? Focus.
You just made my point for me. Thank you.
This is the third recent case of LEOs shooting (and killing) a military serviceman/vet in recent memory.
Let’s hope these are all coincidental, and not foreshadowing of a trend.
No problem sport.
>Where would we be if the Founding Fathers decided their survival was their objective?
In some sense, they did: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbGbKbGZsGY
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