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Posted: 5/20/2005 4:25:03 PM EDT
Rookie Tampa Officers Shoot, Kill Motorist Who Aims Car At Them



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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- A pair of rookie officers fatally shot a driver who tried to run them over, police said.

Gregory T. Sanderson, 33, died at the scene of the Thursday night shooting in north Tampa as paramedics worked to stabilize him.

Officer David Joyner, 24, pulled the man over for running a stop sign and Sanderson gave Joyner a false name. Joyner joined the force less than seven months ago, police spokeswoman Laura McElroy said.

A second officer, Jason Brocato, who has only a month's more experience than Joyner, arrived to help and a struggle ensued. The officers fired a Taser at the motorist, but one of the electric stun gun's prongs fell off and Sanderson was able to put the car in gear and hit the gas, aiming the car at the officers, McElroy said.

The officers opened fire, hitting Sanderson, she said.

Both officers are on paid administrative lead pending an investigation into the incident.

Sanderson had served a 10-year sentence in state prison for armed robbery with a deadly weapon and was released in 1998. The cops were rookies but the suspect was an old pro.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 4:26:49 PM EDT
Works for me.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 4:28:12 PM EDT
Righteous kill. Taking lessons from the media I see with the misleading title.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 4:28:44 PM EDT
They should get the "Rookies of the Year" Award!!! GJ GUYS!! Just another piece of trash of the street.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 4:28:53 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 4:29:19 PM EDT
So what's the problem?
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 4:30:00 PM EDT
To bad for the cops something like this happened so early in their careers.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 4:30:19 PM EDT
I guess that if this happened in Los Angeles, the officers would have just had to let him run them over.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 4:31:47 PM EDT
Was watching it on the news this morning before work. The bg had lots of priors using weapons.
Good ridance.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 4:32:39 PM EDT
Training must have improved in the academy since they actually got a kill.

<­BR>Just kidding!
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 4:33:48 PM EDT
Perfect. At least now we wont have to pay for the shitbag to live in prison for 10 more years after he failed to rehabilitate.

Link Posted: 5/20/2005 4:35:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HighlandMac:
Perfect. At least now we wont have to pay for the shitbag to live in prison for 10 more years after he failed to rehabilitate.




American prisons are not rehabilitation or punishment. They are simply warehouses for human beings.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 4:35:52 PM EDT
Let's hear it for the street cops who can take a dangerous criminal out of the population more effectively than the attorneys, judges and prisons combined.


Cheers to the boys in blue, for doing a hard job the right way.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 4:36:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AR15fan:

Originally Posted By HighlandMac:
Perfect. At least now we wont have to pay for the shitbag to live in prison for 10 more years after he failed to rehabilitate.




American prisons are not rehabilitation or punishment. They are simply warehouses for human beings.



I totally agree.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 4:37:36 PM EDT
Good shoot.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 4:38:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AR15fan:

Originally Posted By HighlandMac:
Perfect. At least now we wont have to pay for the shitbag to live in prison for 10 more years after he failed to rehabilitate.




American prisons are not rehabilitation or punishment. They are simply warehouses for human beings.



There is no such thing as rehabilitation. There has never been any program in prison which has been shown to have any rehabilitative effect.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 4:38:50 PM EDT
One less dirtbag!!!
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