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Cop shoots Sunday school teacher?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by twoclones, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. twoclones

    twoclones Tri-Cities, WA Well-Known Member

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    Husband Baffled by Police Shooting of Wife in Culpeper

    54-Year-Old Patricia Cook Killed

    Updated: Friday, 10 Feb 2012, 6:31 PM EST
    Published : Friday, 10 Feb 2012, 6:31 PM EST

    John Henrehan
    BY JOHN HENREHAN/ myfoxdc

    CULPEPER, Va. - Virginia State Police say the Culpeper police officer who shot a middle-aged women, Thursday, did so because he was being dragged by the woman's car. 54-year-old Patricia Cook was killed by multiple shots fired by the officer.

    Late Thursday morning, an unfamiliar vehicle driven by a woman appeared in the parking lot of the middle school building of Epiphany Catholic School in Culpeper. Police were called, and a town officer arrived to investigate.

    Virginia State Police, who are conducting the investigation, say the responding town officer was conversing with Pat Cook, and, "while attempting to retrieve her identification, the woman suddenly closed her driver's side window, trapping the officer's arm and started driving away dragging the officer alongside. The officer repeatedly commanded the woman [to] stop the moving vehicle. She refused and shots were fired."

    Cook's Jeep Wrangler wound up crashing into a utility pole about a block away. She was apparently dead at the scene.

    Pat Cook's husband, Gary, is baffled by the explanation. Gary Cook said his wife's car had no power windows. "Crank [windows]," Cook explained, "old fashioned crank [windows]."

    Culpeper Police have not identified the officer involved in the shooting, other than saying he is a five year veteran of the force. Witnesses have told reporters that the policeman fired his weapon multiple times. That's another puzzling issue to Gary Cook. "Why he would shoot a 54-year-old unarmed woman five or six times? I don't know. I can see shooting once for wounding. You know, to make her stop. But, five or six times?"

    Pat Cook sometimes attended the Culpeper United Methodist Church, volunteering as an assistant in the children's religious education classes, according to Pastor Randy Orndorff.

    Culpeper Town Police say the unidentified officer involved in the shooting sustained a "minor" injury in the incident. He is on administrative leave while Virginia State Police continue their investigation.

    There is now a news video of an eye witness telling a different story that the police.
  2. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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  3. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    WOW interesting story. If the carpenters story is true. The cop killed her. And there was no self defense involved.
  4. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    We will see if they let us know the truth.
  5. darkminstrel

    darkminstrel PDX Well-Known Member

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    Cop and Teacher...secret lovers?
  6. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    Just another cop gone nuts; simple case of murder. But because he has a badge the worst he'll get is fired. You or I would get life or the needle. Just a daily event now. No one cares because it is not them or someone they care about. Yet.
  7. Bigfoot

    Bigfoot Clack Co. OR Well-Known Member

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    The witness said that the cop shot once in the parking lot then stepped into the street and fired several more times at the retreating vehicle. In the video there are several empties in the street. I believe the witnesses story more than the cops. Looks to me like this guy shot a 50ish church going woman because she didn't do as HE said.
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  8. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    When did they start shooting fleeing cars that didn't have homicidal maniacs in it? Or at least the car is trying to run over the cop.
    It's a small town,he could have picked her up any time.

    I'm in with darkminstal.Not far fetched at all.

    And Father of Four.......hahahahahahaha..sure they will.
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  9. pokerace

    pokerace Newberg Well-Known Member

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    what ever happened the cop will go free.
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  10. PreviaDrifter

    PreviaDrifter Oregon Member

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    I would like to here the followup investigation on this one.
  11. Kevatc

    Kevatc Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I usually find myself siding with LEO's but this looks pretty bad on the surface. I will continue to reserve judgement until the grand jury findings come out. Just the same the cop needs to access a really good attorney because he's gonna need him/her.