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Posted: 7/21/2008 7:55:40 AM EST
http://kdka.com/national/emergency.workers.st.2.775713.html




MAPLEWOOD, Mo. (AP) ― A suburban St. Louis firefighter was shot to death Monday and two other emergency workers were injured in a standoff with a gunman.

The incident began with a report of a pickup truck fire Monday morning in Maplewood, just southwest of St. Louis. When firefighters arrived, someone began firing shots. Police responded, and at least one officer was also reportedly struck.

St. Mary's Hospital spokesman Eric Clark says a firefighter/paramedic from Maplewood was killed.

A Maplewood police officer was also taken to the hospital and was being treated for a gunshot wound to the right shoulder. Clark says his injury is not considered life-threatening.

The third injured emergency worker was taken to another hospital. There was no word on the worker's condition.


Link Posted: 7/21/2008 7:57:55 AM EST
Damn

I hope this is not a trend
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 7:58:10 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 7:58:32 AM EST
that is crazy shit

im in stl putting on TV now
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 7:59:17 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/21/2008 7:59:57 AM EST by Nighthawk08]
wow Have a family member in Chicago who is a paramedic. They wear vests and are shot at regularly.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 7:59:21 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/21/2008 7:59:52 AM EST by runcible]
Damn.

Who expects to get shot at a car fire?

Another sad reminder... take nothing for granted. There's no such thing as a "routine" call.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 8:00:08 AM EST
Its pretty fucked up.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 8:02:11 AM EST
Wild conjecture: The shooter torched his car that was about to be repossesed and didn't want anyone getting in the way of his insurance check.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 8:02:30 AM EST
RIP

Link Posted: 7/21/2008 8:04:18 AM EST
WTF!!!!!


Someone sets a truck on fire, and then shoots at the firefighters as they arive????

Link Posted: 7/21/2008 8:05:38 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/21/2008 8:08:12 AM EST by AJ-IN-JAX]

Originally Posted By Bobby_the_Hun:
Damn

I hope this is not a trend




JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A man with a knife who stole an officer's patrol car and crashed it into other police cars late Sunday night was shot and killed by police, according to Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Chief Rick Graham.

Graham said the car thief tried to stab the other officers with a large knife. Two officers opened fire on the suspect, killing him, Graham said.

http://www.news4jax.com/news/16939401/detail.html






Not totally the same type of story but just it's just one more case where criminals don't give a fuck and will attack officers.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 8:07:35 AM EST
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Link Posted: 7/21/2008 8:08:54 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 8:09:03 AM EST

Originally Posted By runcible:
Damn.

Who expects to get shot at a car fire?

Another sad reminder... take nothing for granted. There's no such thing as a "routine" call.


Amen to that.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 8:10:20 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 8:10:38 AM EST
local news says 1 fifer fighter dead 2 cops wounded and the house the suspect was suspected of shooting from has burned to the ground
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 8:12:04 AM EST
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Link Posted: 7/21/2008 8:12:46 AM EST
Fucking with firemen is one sure way to end up on my personal shit list.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 8:20:08 AM EST
FOX just said the dead firefighter was a probie.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 8:22:06 AM EST
Just posted this over in BOTS.

RIP brother.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 8:22:07 AM EST

Originally Posted By Maccrage:
FOX just said the dead firefighter was a probie.


only 22 years old.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 8:26:55 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 8:47:11 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/21/2008 8:49:40 AM EST by runcible]

Originally Posted By Tango7:
And the guys at the FD laughed when I told them about attending a (police) Officer Survival course a few years ago.


To this day, I still use a lot of the training that I got on the cops... and that was 15 years ago.

One way to tell which firefighters are ex-cops: look for the guys that never stand in front of the door that they're knocking on.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 9:55:00 AM EST

Originally Posted By Tango7:

And the guys at the FD laughed when I told them about attending a (police) Officer Survival course a few years ago.

RIP Brother.




try explaining that you're bringing kevlar in the event of a hurricane or disaster to ride the box. people thought i was nuts until this morning
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 9:57:51 AM EST

Originally Posted By IShootPics:

Originally Posted By Tango7:

And the guys at the FD laughed when I told them about attending a (police) Officer Survival course a few years ago.

RIP Brother.




try explaining that you're bringing kevlar in the event of a hurricane or disaster to ride the box. people thought i was nuts until this morning


In case of disaster you may find alot of my rigs with rifles in them.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 10:03:17 AM EST
A little off topic but St louis seems to be desperate for popo

Story related
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 10:04:49 AM EST
Isolated incident. The shooter was a "good boy who was mis understood". He "Kept to himself". He's mama said he'd never hurt a fly.

Fing shit bad criminal, I hope he burns.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 10:06:17 AM EST

Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:

Originally Posted By IShootPics:

Originally Posted By Tango7:

And the guys at the FD laughed when I told them about attending a (police) Officer Survival course a few years ago.

RIP Brother.




try explaining that you're bringing kevlar in the event of a hurricane or disaster to ride the box. people thought i was nuts until this morning


In case of disaster you may find alot of my rigs with rifles in them.




same here... i'll probably be in my M35 doing high water rescues, and armed to the teeth
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 10:07:19 AM EST

Originally Posted By John_Wayne777:

Originally Posted By HoodyHoo21:
WTF!!!!!


Someone sets a truck on fire, and then shoots at the firefighters as they arive????



That's how it works.

There's a lot of evil MFers out there who will kill you for absolutely nothing. Setting a car fire to get some FD people there just to play shooting gallery isn't beyond the capability of a startling number of our fellow Americans.



As I recently read in a novel:
Americans don't really believe that evil exists.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 10:09:31 AM EST
save the firefighters, let those people's shit burn if they are gonna shoot on first responders
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 10:09:44 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 10:17:28 AM EST

Originally Posted By Nighthawk08:
wow Have a family member in Chicago who is a paramedic. They wear vests and are shot at regularly.


That is all kinds of fucked up.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 10:24:03 AM EST

Originally Posted By Admiral_Crunch:

Originally Posted By Nighthawk08:
wow Have a family member in Chicago who is a paramedic. They wear vests and are shot at regularly.


That is all kinds of fucked up.


But,but,but, handguns are banned in Chicago, nothing like that can happen when the evil guns are banned.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 10:27:44 AM EST
WTF

Seal off the neighborhoods, cut off all access and utilities, no ems FF or LEO's.

Link Posted: 7/21/2008 10:30:45 AM EST
Hopefully the wounded pull through.


Link Posted: 7/21/2008 10:33:06 AM EST

Originally Posted By Tango7:

Originally Posted By runcible:

Originally Posted By Tango7:
And the guys at the FD laughed when I told them about attending a (police) Officer Survival course a few years ago.


To this day, I still use a lot of the training that I got on the cops... and that was 15 years ago.

One way to tell which firefighters are ex-cops: look for the guys that never stand in front of the door that they're knocking on.


Or who stop just before entering on a rescue call and just listen for a second or two.

Never been PD, or even had training with them, but thank goodness I had some good EMS instructors eons ago who taught those exact tactics.

Tragic.

I need to call my hubby... he's at the station today.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 10:52:44 AM EST
During our riots in 1975, our firemen were getting shot at when responding to fires on one particular side of the city. We then started escorting them in and stayed with them on the calls.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 11:18:45 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 5:51:21 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/22/2008 12:32:18 PM EST by Tango7]

Sinceless, speechless. I hope the POS that did this burns in hell.

use this link to read another story and it also has a photo of the fallen brother.

cms.firehouse.com/web/online/In-The-Line-Of-Duty/Friends--Family-Remember-Fallen-Missouri-Firefighter/39$60302

Link heated - thanks for the update.

-T7



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