Skip to comments.Arkansas man sentenced to death for killing police officer
Posted on 07/28/2012 3:14:48 PM PDT by jazusamo
PARAGOULD, Ark. An Arkansas man who shot a police officer during a traffic stop last year, then coldly shot him again in the face while he was pleading for his life, was sentenced to death on Saturday.
Jerry Lard was convicted Thursday of capital murder, and a Greene County judge agreed with the jury that the 38-year-old should die for killing Trumann police officer Jonathan Schmidt in April 2011.
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Too bad they don’t have hanging. This one cries out for a hanging.
BTW, anyone know what happened to the policeman (I presume) who killed two other policemen (dogs we are told are also policemen) by locking them in a car until they died?
Happened last week.
I saw that....what a dolt! I don’t care if he was in a hurry to get ready for “an evening out” he had a responsibility to take care of those dogs. And what about these idiots that leave children in the car? Totally irresponsible behavior in both cases. Too many people with their heads up their arses these days and the most helpless are the victims. I have a feeling that officer who by the way is on administrative leave will be punished....by himself. This should be with him the rest of his life. I don’t think he should be fired, just made to wear a “I AM A SCHMUCK” t-shirt for a year and be made to volunteer at a local animal shelter. People need to wake up and take responsibility in ALL aspects of life FCOL!!
Exactly. Hope the people in Arkansas won’t have to house and feed this monster for too long.
The traffic stop involved a 2002 Hyundai driven by Brian Keith Elumbaugh of Trumann. There were three other individuals in the car. The stop was made based on a license check by Officer Schmidt which indicated the vehicle was not covered by liability insurance.
A back-up officer, Corey Overstreet, 41, arrived within minutes of the stop as a matter of routine. Both squad car cameras were on. Officer Schmidt was removing the driver from the vehicle. After removing the driver and left rear seat passenger, Officer Schmidt moved to the right rear seat passenger, Jerry Lard of Trumann, 37, and opened the door. Lard was armed with a handgun and fired on Officer Schmidt.
Oh well, caught a MAJOR criminal-driving without insurance-and it only cost one cop.
Why was the shooter, who was NOT DRIVING, removed from the vehicle? Is it now against the law to RIDE in an uninsured auto?
Someday the cops will catch on that the laws they enforce are not worth their lives.
Maybe Hucabee will get reelected Gov. and pardon him.
What was the other officer doing while Officer Schmidt was getting shot?
The shameful part of this post is that we Freepers have a very vocal minority that is overjoyed reading about a dead (jackbooted)police officer.
Sadly, you’re right and I ignore them.
Happened last week.
Do you, or anyone have a FR link to that story? I can't seem to find it.
Here is an outside source: http://www.examiner.com/article/police-dogs-die-hot-car-a-persistent-and-preventable-tragedy
Lard was convicted Thursday for the murder of Schmidt on April 12, 2011. Schmidt pulled over a vehicle with four occupants at the Cottonwood Manor Apartments. Jerry Lard jumped out of the car firing a .25 caliber handgun at Schmidt and Sgt. Corey Overstreet. The first shot hit Schmidt in the face. Lard was injured after Overstreet returned fire. Prosecutors testified in court the fourth, fatal gunshot wound to Schmidt was from a .40 caliber handgun. Schmidt carried a .40 caliber while on police duty.
I saw it on the local news in our area. Can’t remember seeing it in the paper (I quit taking the Houston Comical years ago) but went online and didn’t see it there either.
No sense of humor implied...if need be, re-read my first post.