Friday, May 31, 2013

Fort Worth PD Guns Down Senior Citizen in his own Driveway


Man reportedly shot five six times by police while attempting to help neighbor he likely thought was in distress

Two police officers in Fort Worth are claiming the reason they gunned down a 72-year-old man in his own drive-way is because they “felt threatened.”

Early Tuesday, Jerry Wayne Waller heard his neighbor’s home alarm system sound, so he grabbed his gun and began walking over to investigate what the problem was.

“The 72-year-old man didn’t even make it to the house across the street before he was shot. He died on his own property,” reported CBS Fort Worth.

Waller was reportedly shot five six times attempting to help a neighbor he likely thought was in distress.

Of Waller’s family, one of his neighbors, Becky Haskin, a former Fort Worth City Councilwoman stated, “They are just a nice retired couple, that loved working in their yard, having family over, and grandkids.” Haskin also said she saw the officers “sobbing uncontrollably and very distraught” following the shooting.

Fort Worth police Cpl. Tracey Knight said, “Officers felt threatened by the man with the handgun and he was shot,” but Waller’s family says they are “disturbed” by this excuse.

“We were disturbed by suggestions that police may have felt threatened by a man in his own garage faced with unknown trespassers wielding flashlights,” the family remarked in a statement released today.

Waller’s family says police have also been feeding misinformation to local news stations and the public. They are calling for an independent investigation into yesterday’s deplorable police actions.
Waller’s wife Kathy told NBC DFW she was “disgusted” by the incident, describing the officers as “trigger happy.”

“He would give you the shirt off his back, and he was loving, and he was a wonderful husband,” Kathy said the day of the shooting. “I think the police made a terrible mistake.”

The officers involved, R.A. Hoeppner and B.B. Hanlon, have been on the force less than a year and were not hurt, according to law enforcement. They have been placed on administrative leave until the investigation concludes.

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9 comments:

  1. AMartinez no not that one!May 31, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    Your fate my fellow Americans, just ask for help. 911 what a joke. P.S. Did you know that 911 started in my county here in Alabama. Winston Co. celebrations are set for this month.

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  2. "The officers involved, R.A. Hoeppner and B.B. Hanlon, have been on the force less than a year"
    "Haskin also said she saw the officers “sobbing uncontrollably and very distraught” following the shooting."


    Two inexperienced cops panicked, its a tragedy. Based on this article, this sounds like a legitimate mistake brought on by lack of proper training and, especially, inexperience.

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    1. Based on this article, this sounds like a legitimate mistake brought on by lack of proper training and, especially, inexperience.

      Agreed and maybe the "no hesitation" targets. If these cops trained with them, then I see one hell of a lawsuit, hopefully against both the cops and TPTB.

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  3. As usual no police officer will be punished in any way. Any story told will be a lie to protect the murdering scum with badges. I don't know about Texas, but in Ky. the police have immunity for almost anything that they do short of contract murder. Law suits are a joke, that do nothing.

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    1. If there was no immunity to cops being sued, it would make a big difference.

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  4. I don't think any State grants government officials immunity for wrongful death or manslaughter. If it does Federal law allows civil prosecution. "Every person who, under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage, of any State or Territory … subjects, or causes to be subjected, any citizen of the United States or other person within the jurisdiction thereof to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution and laws, shall be liable to the party injured in an action at law, suit in equity, or other proper proceeding for redress…" The right to life is a basic God-given and Constitutional tenet.
    The PD may clear the officers as just bad judgement but they will be held liable.

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    1. I never hear of individuals being sued for some reason.

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  5. Dave put away your funny mushrooms and live in reality.
    Miss V

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