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Corvallis Police refuse to shoot Suicidal Woman

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Lance Jacobs, Jan 1, 2016.

  1. Lance Jacobs

    Lance Jacobs South Willamette Valley Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Despite her best efforts, a suicidal woman failed to provoke the Corvallis Police Department in letting her commit "suicide by cop" last Tuesday night.

    Amazingly, officers held their fire, as she pointed a very realistic looking toy handgun that she had stolen from a toy store at them, and verbally challenged them to shoot her. It was 9pm at night, and officers stated that they could not determine that the gun was a toy. They said that it was only after she finally dropped it, that they realized the toy gun was not real.

    Here is a photo of the mentally disturbed woman, and the toy, which is designed to look like a S&W 500 Magnum revolver:

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    The woman admitted that her goal was to get herself killed, and that she thought that suicide by cop would be an effective way to commit suicide.

    Here is a link to the complete news story from Fox 12 news:

    http://www.kptv.com/story/30856146/...-confronted-officer-hoping-he-would-shoot-her

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  2. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Looks like she's a troubled soul.
     
  3. Patriot1668

    Patriot1668 SW Washington Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    I'm glad that a cop didn't have to live with shooting her.
     
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  4. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    She picked the wrong toy gun, no full size man can wave a 500 mag around for very long...
     
  5. Heywood

    Heywood Prineville Oregon Well-Known Member

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    They shouldn't run these stories, and we shouldn't encourage them to.
    We are only supposed talk about this kind of story when cops do something wrong...
     
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  6. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like she may have been a little too eager.
     
  7. Capn Jack

    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  8. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Great job by the LEO's! They should be proud!
     
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  9. No_Regerts

    No_Regerts United States Well-Known Member

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    They were like....

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  10. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Corvallis PD are slow to react since they got their tit in the ringer for detaining the guy checking his mail and had to pay out a lawsuit.

    Three/four weeks ago a group of teens were arrested after some street armed robberies. I believe they pulled some crazy stuff like this on the police too.

    They also have lots of patience with open carriers. Just don't call them if you were mugged, they will take 15-20 minutes to show up and accuse you indirectly of selling drugs as to the reason you were mugged.

    Source: former Corvallis resident for 12 years.
     
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  11. Patriot1668

    Patriot1668 SW Washington Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    It's those damn Beaver alumni!
     
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  12. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    I think the "other guys" have been in the news more frequently as of late.

    :p
     
  13. Lance Jacobs

    Lance Jacobs South Willamette Valley Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Really quite brave of them in many ways. They could have easily gunned her down, and it would have been ruled to have been justified.

    They truly put their lives on the line.
     
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  14. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Yay shivalry!
     
  15. Lance Jacobs

    Lance Jacobs South Willamette Valley Oregon Well-Known Member

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  16. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I'd hate to make that call! Pretty real looking in the dark.
     
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  17. Lance Jacobs

    Lance Jacobs South Willamette Valley Oregon Well-Known Member

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    The Albany Democrat Herald has posted a follow-up story about the officer that held his fire. He is a young officer by the name of Derrick Samuels: only on the force for a year and a half. Despite the fact that he did not shoot her, the incident was still so very stressful that he has decided to take some time off.

    Samuels states in the article that the Corvallis Police Department encourages its officers to use their heads first, before anything else. I think that something about the circumstances must have seemed suspicious, and caused him to hold his fire.

    Here is the officer's official police photo:


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    Here is a link to the full news article:

    http://democratherald.com/news/loca...cle_3281bfa5-fe2b-5499-9f94-30d610138326.html

    Let's hope that this officer is recognized for his courage in handling this incident.

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  18. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Potted meat is nasty.
     
  19. 41Slinger

    41Slinger Harrisburg Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I thought toy guns were supposed to have orange tips on the barrel, is this a bb or pellet gun ? The cylinder is tipped out also. Opps, missed it, she removed the orange tip.

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  20. Lance Jacobs

    Lance Jacobs South Willamette Valley Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Yea, she simply yanked the orange tip off.

    I wonder if this incident could spark protests here in Oregon for Fred Meyer to remove toy guns from their stores?? Could the anti-gun extremists go that far?? I would not put it past them.

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