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Shots fired into home of Edmonson prosecutor
The Courier-Journal ^
| Deborah Highland
Posted on 10/22/2002 4:59:47 AM PDT by toddst
Edited on 05/07/2004 6:46:45 PM PDT by Jim Robinson.
The Edmonson County attorney, whose home was fired on Saturday night, likely was targeted for a drive-by shooting because of his job, authorities said.
''Right now we're investigating this as if he was targeted because he's a prosecutor,'' Sheriff B.J. Honeycutt said yesterday.
(Excerpt) Read more at courier-journal.com ...
TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: drivebyshots; prosecutor
Our second incident in Kentucky where shots fired at a prosecuting attorney. The first was a shoot-out where the attorney and his attacker killed each other. These attorneys better take personal protection seriously, which doesn't appear to have happened thus far.
posted on 10/22/2002 4:59:47 AM PDT
posted on 10/22/2002 7:20:35 AM PDT
Thanks for the link to the article. I was not aware of the Tom Wales killing or the other incidents referenced.
I know our Commonwealth's Attorney personally and have suggested to him that a training program be implemented for prosecutors and judges. I'm not aware anything has been done to prepare these professionals for what may very well come to them one day - without warning.
We do have CCW in Kentucky and many of us carry all the time (plus a weapon within easy reach at night.) It's also possible to "harden" one's home to make it very difficult to enter and attack day or night. An ounce of prevention. . .
posted on 10/22/2002 11:19:57 AM PDT
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