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Utah officer who killed family used service weapon
AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 7/7/14 | BRADY McCOMBS

Posted on 07/07/2014 12:57:01 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah police officer used his service weapon when he killed his wife, two children and his mother-in-law before turning the gun on himself in January, authorities said Monday.

An investigation completed by Spanish Fork City Police was unable to determine Lindon police officer Joshua Boren's exact motive, Lt. Matt Johnson said. But investigators did learn Boren, 34, and his wife were having marital problems.

Toxicology reports from the autopsy show Boren had no drugs or alcohol in his system, and he had no history of violence or mental illness, Johnson said.

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Remember, boys and girls, only cops can be trusted with guns!
1 posted on 07/07/2014 12:57:01 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows

Sounds like a Negligent Discharge to me! The damn gun just went off!


2 posted on 07/07/2014 12:59:17 PM PDT by Haiku Guy (Health Care Haiku: If You Have a Right / To the Labor I Provide / I Must Be Your Slave)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Did he kill the dog?...................


3 posted on 07/07/2014 1:04:47 PM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,756 threads and 85,113 replies................)
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To: Slings and Arrows

That seals it (pardon the Utah pun). Cops should not have firearms.


4 posted on 07/07/2014 1:05:15 PM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: Slings and Arrows

proving that fire arms back ground checks are about as accurate as the global warming computer models


5 posted on 07/07/2014 1:05:55 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: Slings and Arrows

If people are so against guns then officers should be required to store their service arms, at their station, after each shift....


6 posted on 07/07/2014 1:08:42 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Outlaw marital problems!


7 posted on 07/07/2014 1:10:58 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Toxicology reports from the autopsy show Boren had no drugs or alcohol in his system, and he had no history of violence or mental illness, Johnson said.

Yet another news source The Deseret News states "Disturbing new details were revealed in the report released Monday that allege abuse by Joshua Boren against his wife, lingering anger against his mother, and drug and pornography addictions that contributed to a troubled life and the collapse of his marriage."

8 posted on 07/07/2014 1:13:28 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

“he had no history of violence or mental illness”

He does now. Not that makes any difference.


9 posted on 07/07/2014 1:19:21 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: Slings and Arrows
My ex-mother-in-law never liked me, but she wasn't so bad I wanted to shoot her. That's a lie, but I believe in self-restraint.
10 posted on 07/07/2014 1:21:42 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: Slings and Arrows

The gun is a JOB tool and should be kept at the work site.

EVEN IF IT SAVES JUST **ONE** LIFE, right?

And:

Fences don’t work so take down the one around the WH.

Sit back and just watch how manners improve..!


11 posted on 07/07/2014 1:26:27 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Slings and Arrows

Scumbag cop.

12 posted on 07/07/2014 1:29:06 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Ken H

Oh my, those darling kids, bless their souls. Makes me Sick.


13 posted on 07/07/2014 1:34:14 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: Starstruck

Who has time for fact-checking when you’re so busy writing about people’s feeeelings?


14 posted on 07/07/2014 1:56:37 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: SeaHawkFan
There are a great many people whom I despise, and somehow I've managed to not shoot any of them. Maybe my guns are defective.*

[*Were defective. Before they were all lost in that tragic boating accident, of course.]

15 posted on 07/07/2014 2:00:13 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Haiku Guy

And reloaded itself too, from the sound of it.


16 posted on 07/07/2014 2:01:06 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

steroids and other assorted pharmaceuticals these clowns are taking.


17 posted on 07/07/2014 2:07:38 PM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: Dick Vomer

Not improbable.


18 posted on 07/07/2014 2:21:58 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Did the officer remember to say, “I felt threatened?” If he said that then it was a good shoot.


19 posted on 07/07/2014 2:22:24 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: arthurus

You can ask him, but you’ll need a shovel.


20 posted on 07/07/2014 2:23:37 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: null and void

Not sure this is in your mandate since it’s not line-of-duty.


21 posted on 07/07/2014 2:26:02 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: servo1969

Bet he doesn’t do it again.


22 posted on 07/07/2014 2:26:52 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

DV issues with cops is terrible because there is no place to go and hide. That is from national DV experts. One has to place the spouse in witness protection, I kid you not.


23 posted on 07/07/2014 2:53:53 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: servo1969; Slings and Arrows
“he had no history of violence or mental illness”

Yet he had a history of drugging his wife with Ambien, raping her, and videotaping it. Go figure.

24 posted on 07/07/2014 2:57:30 PM PDT by Scoutmaster (Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?)
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To: Ken H

Wow! Such a beautiful wife and kids.

What a shame...


25 posted on 07/07/2014 3:08:29 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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