Police Officer killed during arrest

(262 Posts)
AGoldenOrange Tue 18-Sep-12 12:38:27
marquesas Tue 18-Sep-12 12:43:32

The BBC are reporting injuries only

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-19635239

Let's hope Sky are wrong

AGoldenOrange Tue 18-Sep-12 12:45:01

I hope sky are wrong then

fingers crossed

StinkyPig Tue 18-Sep-12 12:47:16

sad

The police are heros. It really annoys me when they get slated. They put their lives on the line daily to protect us and catch scum like this.

Thinking of the family. So sad.

AGoldenOrange Tue 18-Sep-12 12:48:41

BBC have confirmed the death sad

ThatVikRinA22 Tue 18-Sep-12 13:10:19

oh great. sad

this job is pants. it is dangerous, we deal with things everyday which are unique - i saved someones life yesterday, and now today hear this.

and the people who make the decisions, the government, are making this job more and more unsafe day by day - our numbers on our shift are shocking

if you need specialist services like firearms or tazer they are often no where near.

the police service is being decimated.

may the pc that died rest in peace and my thoughts are with both of those officers families today.
it could be anyone of us.

Thank god u are ok Vicar. You were first person I thought of when I heard the news.

So sad for officers involved though sad

Hoping the other officer pulls through. sad

RIP.

AGoldenOrange Tue 18-Sep-12 13:18:48

I hope you are ok Vicar

AGoldenOrange Tue 18-Sep-12 13:22:44

The other officer is fighting for her life sad

I really hope she pulls through

ziggers Tue 18-Sep-12 13:28:08

I work in Tameside so this feels close to home. It's just so sad, my thoughts are with the families of the police officers involved and also all the police in Tameside at this difficult time.

Timeforabiscuit Tue 18-Sep-12 13:28:17

An absolute and tragic loss, hope her partner pulls through. At least he's in custody, but I'd hate being an officer outside his cell.

bureni Tue 18-Sep-12 13:29:42

Its about time that English police were armed, the level of violence the police have to deal with merits this imo. Also time the courts stopped pussy footing around and handed out proper sentences and stopped tying police officers hands behind their back with the joke human rights act.

ThatVikRinA22 Tue 18-Sep-12 13:31:08

im ok thanks guys, - im just going to do my stint in a minute. Things like this just bring home the stark realities of the job.

i NC but popped back as "me" for this thread. thank you for the concern, im fine.

see you all later.

niceguy2 Tue 18-Sep-12 13:35:29

Its about time that English police were armed, the level of violence the police have to deal with merits this imo.

Personally I'm on the fence about this one. But I do know though that the first time someone gets accidentally shot as a result of routine arming, the press will have a field day.

Not sure we're ready for the inevitable innocents being shot. Wasn't it only a couple of weeks ago in New York where the police accidentally shot more people than the suspect they were trying to shoot? Does anyone actually want that here?

Maybe it's about time though that our officers were all given tasers. That may be a good compromise. Not sure it would have helped here. Too little information at the moment but it does make you wonder if the officers knew who they were dealing with? I suspect they didn't. sad

Second officer has died sad

AGoldenOrange Tue 18-Sep-12 13:40:30

Oh no sad

bureni Tue 18-Sep-12 13:40:56

Niceguy, the PSNI are armed 24/7 with a sidearm and/or light machine guns this includes female officers on and off duty. People tend to show the police a lot more respect when they are armed plus it is a good deterrent, this is the reason why N.I has the lowest crime rate in the U.K plus they have access to superior equipment including proper riot control gear. Police officers should not be put in a situation where they cannot defend themselves and as such should have access to deadly force which is basically what they have to face on a daily basis.

JodieHarsh Tue 18-Sep-12 13:42:26

FUCK sad

and no no NO to police being armed

JodieHarsh Tue 18-Sep-12 13:43:36

STay safe Vicar xx

(DH is a cop, just about to leave, for all the all-too-obvious reasons)

sad

bureni Tue 18-Sep-12 13:43:49

Jodie, they already are in N.I so why not the rest of the U.K where the crime rate is higher?

LadyBeagleEyes Tue 18-Sep-12 13:44:40

The man that did it had grenades and guns.
Even they had been armed I don't think it would have helped.
I've just heard the other woman pc has died too.
So shocking.

JodieHarsh Tue 18-Sep-12 13:44:41

all the obvious reasons bureni - you will have heard the argument before so no need for me to go into it.

Theresa May 'This is a deeply shocking incident and a terrible reminder of the risks that police officers face every day to keep our communities safe." angry

PoppyWearer Tue 18-Sep-12 13:45:00

Just awful.

But I still don't believe our police should be armed.

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