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Officers fire 33 shots at suicidal man
The Frederick News-Post ^ | June 13, 2012 | Brian Engler

Posted on 06/13/2012 12:06:58 PM PDT by RetroSexual

Two law enforcement officers fired a total of 33 rounds at an armed man who had threatened suicide Sunday, striking him with four or five shots, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office. James Jacob Jardina, 45, who had addresses in Myersville and Smithsburg, remained hospitalized in critical condition Tuesday night at R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.

Jardina was shot when he pointed a handgun at a Washington County sheriff's deputy and a Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police officer at a park-and-ride off Md. 66 near Boonsboro, the sheriff's office said in a news release. Responding to a call about Jardina, who had called his wife threatening suicide, the officers found him in the lot, the sheriff's office said. After starting to pull away, Jardina got out of his truck and approached the deputy and the DNR officer with a 9 mm handgun.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: cops; frederick; gunman; maryland; nutcase; police
But at least he didn't commit suicide.
1 posted on 06/13/2012 12:07:08 PM PDT by RetroSexual
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To: RetroSexual
fired a total of 33 rounds at an armed man who had threatened suicide Sunday, striking him with four or five shots

If he had been a dog they would only have needed one shot.

2 posted on 06/13/2012 12:09:49 PM PDT by Ben Mugged ("Life's tough..... It's even tougher if you're stupid." John Wayne)
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To: RetroSexual

Yes he did....


3 posted on 06/13/2012 12:10:25 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: All

The only thing I find surprising about the article was that a Florida law enforcement agency wasn’t involved.


4 posted on 06/13/2012 12:11:55 PM PDT by MplsSteve (Amy Klobuchar is no moderate. She's Al Franken with a nicer smile.)
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To: RetroSexual

Well that was very helpful of them.


5 posted on 06/13/2012 12:13:05 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: RetroSexual

They hit him with 15% of the shots fired at best.

No more donuts for them.


6 posted on 06/13/2012 12:13:05 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: circlecity

He’s in critical condition. Time will tell!


7 posted on 06/13/2012 12:15:06 PM PDT by RetroSexual
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To: RetroSexual

They fired 33 shots, he is still living and they prevented him from committing suicide. It’s a mixed bag of results, I’m glad the guy has an opportunity to find his way again...but I question the training and marksmanship of the cops.


8 posted on 06/13/2012 12:17:49 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: RetroSexual
33 rounds ... critical condition

More range time.

9 posted on 06/13/2012 12:18:01 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: RetroSexual

Where’s one of those ‘FAIL’ posters?


10 posted on 06/13/2012 12:18:11 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Ben Mugged
If he had been a dog they would only have needed one shot.

Well, to be truthful, the dog would have be cornered on the man's front porch, or chained up in the back yard.

11 posted on 06/13/2012 12:18:11 PM PDT by Hodar (Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.- A. Schopenhauer)
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To: Twotone

12 posted on 06/13/2012 12:21:24 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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We had a similar case here locally not too long ago where a family member called 911 to say their son was depressed and suicidal.

So the cops, being that they exist to serve and all that, obligingly dropped what they were doing and came right over and killed him.


13 posted on 06/13/2012 12:21:40 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: RetroSexual
...fired a total of 33 rounds ... striking him with four or five shots...

Maybe that's why DHS is in the market for 400 million rounds of ammo - a lot of Barney Fifes out there to supposedly enforce Mordor's aspirations for a police state.

14 posted on 06/13/2012 12:22:35 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: RetroSexual

If the man recovers from this, would he be cured of the suicidal tendency?

BTW, who pays the medical bill?


15 posted on 06/13/2012 12:28:53 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: RetroSexual

“But at least he didn’t commit suicide.”

But at least he didn’t try to eat someone.


16 posted on 06/13/2012 12:38:23 PM PDT by Marcella (God wouldn't vote for Romney so I won't, either.)
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To: DTogo
..fired a total of 33 rounds ... striking him with four or five shots...

With rifles???
Range time, definitely need more range time.

BTW, in Marland, is 10 rounds, like Jardina had, considered a 'cache' or that an 'arsenal'?

17 posted on 06/13/2012 12:39:39 PM PDT by dread78645 (Evolution. A doomed theory since 1859.)
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To: BitWielder1

It really begs the question, ‘were they aiming at him?’ Keystone cops.


18 posted on 06/13/2012 12:40:58 PM PDT by toolman1401
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To: exit82

Maybe they should try some Voodoo Doughnuts from Portland, OR before shooting. The magic is in the hole!!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voodoo_Doughnut


19 posted on 06/13/2012 12:41:53 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Ben Mugged

Was that all the ammunition they had?


20 posted on 06/13/2012 12:43:46 PM PDT by alloysteel (Fear and intimidation work. At least on the short term.)
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To: Repeal The 17th
Yes, there are few situations that cannot be made worse by our boys in blue.

I remember a family who had a mentally ill son threatening their other children. They decided that rather than handling things themselves - the boys in blue would use their magic blue powers to make the bad situation go away. The blue magic killed their son and they were upset - but really - what did they expect?

21 posted on 06/13/2012 12:43:58 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: RetroSexual

It worked. They kept him from shooting himself.


22 posted on 06/13/2012 12:47:52 PM PDT by Pollster1 (A boy becomes a man when a man is needed - John Steinbeck)
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To: RetroSexual

They had to kill him in order to save him.....like in the villages of Viet Nam.


23 posted on 06/13/2012 12:50:11 PM PDT by 2harddrive
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To: Repeal The 17th

Now did you mean to make me choke with laughter?


24 posted on 06/13/2012 12:51:15 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: miss marmelstein

If you found any of that humorous, I can not help you.


25 posted on 06/13/2012 1:00:36 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: MplsSteve

florida taught them.


26 posted on 06/13/2012 1:02:18 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (they have no god but caesar)
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To: MplsSteve

florida taught them.


27 posted on 06/13/2012 1:02:37 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (they have no god but caesar)
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To: Repeal The 17th
Oh, sorry. I always laugh at inappropriate moments.

Your timing, though, was very good - very comic - whether you meant it or not, lol.

28 posted on 06/13/2012 1:03:54 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: miss marmelstein

I can vaguely remember a time long ago when I still had a sense of humor.


29 posted on 06/13/2012 1:20:58 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: MplsSteve
Right? There are certain stories you just assume are coming out of Florida.

Just as when, today, I noticed a headline concerning a woman who had an excessive number of cats, dogs, and other furry associates in her home. The location? Ohio, of course. Could've told you that.

Here in Maryland, I thought we were best known for corruption. But maybe we're making a move on the crazy LEO market too. It's a growth year, no doubt about that.

30 posted on 06/13/2012 1:23:24 PM PDT by RetroSexual
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To: 2harddrive

Our Men in Blue (or Ninja Black) continue to win the hearts and minds of their enemies. Atta-boys and raises in pensions for all!


31 posted on 06/13/2012 1:24:41 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: RetroSexual
This is absurd. What’s the use of shooting a suicidal man if you don’t kill him? You’re there to help the public, guys. Step it up.
32 posted on 06/13/2012 1:42:48 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Repeal The 17th

As someone who comes from a family of Hollywood comedy writers, I can tell you that having a sense of humor is the least important thing in writing a sentence “funny.” Comedy writers are the gloomiest gusses in the world. I read your post and laughed at your wording! So sorry I didn’t get it. Cheers. Miss M.


33 posted on 06/13/2012 1:44:09 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: dread78645
BTW, in Marland, is 10 rounds, like Jardina had, considered a 'cache' or that an 'arsenal'?

I think that qualifies as a "munitions dump."

34 posted on 06/13/2012 2:51:03 PM PDT by Erasmus (BHO: New supreme leader of the homey rollin' empire.)
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To: Ben Mugged

The average cop sucks at target shooting compared to the average concealed carry citizen. CCWs shoot far less rounds and hit their target far more often than an officer does. I still love that story where two cops and a criminal, in a squad car, fired over thirty rounds while all in the car, nobody hit.


35 posted on 06/13/2012 5:50:56 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: RetroSexual; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ..

Well, they were only trying to give him what he wanted...

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


36 posted on 06/14/2012 7:24:16 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: DTogo

Presumably, the other 50 million rounds are for use by Gomer Pyle, Goober and Floyd the Barber.


37 posted on 06/14/2012 7:30:11 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: Erasmus

Not in Myersville. This ain’t liberalland we’re talking about.


38 posted on 06/14/2012 8:48:23 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: RetroSexual

“fired a total of 33 rounds at an armed man ...., striking him with four or five shots”

Bad shootin’, Tex.


39 posted on 06/14/2012 8:49:50 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Reflecting the overall competency of today’s society.

Embarrassing !


40 posted on 06/14/2012 8:56:42 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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