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Posted: 8/21/2006 11:59:51 AM EDT
They finally got the dirt bag POS that has been running around here.

RIP officer Sutphin
Link Posted: 8/21/2006 12:00:46 PM EDT
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well....now we know it wasnt you.
Link Posted: 8/21/2006 12:02:12 PM EDT
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Fuck no, I actually knew officer Sutphin.  Been crazy as hell down here.  We are a small community.
Link Posted: 8/21/2006 12:05:56 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/21/2006 12:08:03 PM EDT
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Got him as in apprehended him or got him as in "BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG....GOT HIM!"

Got him as in hopefully waiting to be hanged got him.
Link Posted: 8/21/2006 12:11:12 PM EDT
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Got him as in apprehended him or got him as in "BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG....GOT HIM!"

Got him as in hopefully waiting to be hanged got him.


So, you and JW777 can come out from behind your ammo/beer forts now?

CO
Link Posted: 8/21/2006 12:13:02 PM EDT
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Got him as in apprehended him or got him as in "BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG....GOT HIM!"

Got him as in hopefully waiting to be hanged got him.


So, you and JW777 can come out from behind your ammo/beer forts now?

CO
It was crazy, I have a friend who works 2 blocks from where the shooting was this morning and I had to go through 2 road blocks to get out of the county.  Armored cars, helicopters...........
Link Posted: 8/21/2006 12:17:41 PM EDT
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Got him as in apprehended him or got him as in "BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG....GOT HIM!"



We could only hope so.

too late

So....Hangin's too good for him! Burnin's too good for him! He should be torn to bitsy pieces and buried alive!!
Link Posted: 8/21/2006 12:19:41 PM EDT
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I'm glad that he's been caught.
Link Posted: 8/21/2006 12:20:39 PM EDT
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www.roanoke.com/news/nrv/wb/xp-23926
Drawn to the job, despite the danger
After a 2003 shooting, Eric Sutphin left police work. But he couldn't stay away for long.

By Joe Eaton
 381-1665

Eric Sutphin sat in his patrol car at Long John Silvers on Roanoke Street in Christiansburg, watching the road for a green Ford when his police radio squawked.

Christiansburg police had found the Ford at a Shell gas station less than a mile from where Sutphin sat.

It was around 5:15 a.m. on May 9, 2003. Sutphin pulled into the street and drove toward the Shell station to assist. A quarter-mile from the station, Sutphin's radio squawked again, with an ominous message.

"Officer down."

Sutphin slammed his foot on the accelerator.

As he approached the gas station driveway, Sutphin noticed two things. First, he saw a Christiansburg police car with an officer hanging part way out the door. Then he saw the green Ford, lights off, pulling into the street toward him.

Sutphin aimed his cruiser at the green Ford and slammed into the driver's side door, pushing it into the curb. When the cars came to a stop, Sutphin was looking straight at the man inside the Ford.

The man looked down toward the seat. With one hand on his gun, the deputy pulled hard on his door handle to get out. It was locked.

Then the first bullets slammed through the cruiser's windshield and Sutphin felt a burning feeling under his right arm and on his shoulder.

Sutphin ducked down under the steering column, put his right arm up and fired several rounds through his windshield at the man.

The deafening sound of gunfire and smashing glass stopped and still under the dash, Sutphin reloaded. Then he popped up his head.

The man was gone.

Soon after, Sutphin and two other officers, Sgt. Matt Wilburn of the sheriff's office and Lt. Mark Sisson of the Christiansburg police, trapped the shooter behind a Dumpster in the McDonald's parking lot next door to the gas station.

When the man came out with his gun drawn, the officers, standing three abreast, shot and killed 21-year-old Christopher Holmes.

Scott Hylton, 43, the Christiansburg officer Sutphin saw when he first pulled into the parking lot, died later from gunshot wounds.

Sutphin was lucky. One bullet grazed the skin on the top of his shoulder. Another passed between the inside of his right bicep and his chest, leaving only a burn mark.

But three months after the shooting, Sutphin was no longer in uniform. He resigned in August 2003, and became a salesman for Oakwood Homes in Christiansburg.

After 13 years of civilian police work, less than a year of it for Montgomery County, Sutphin was done.

It was not just the shooting that drove Sutphin away. It was also the pay. The starting salary for a Montgomery County Sheriff's Deputy is almost $28,000. Sutphin has twin 7-year-old daughters and a wife who then was attending Radford University to be a teacher.

Sutphin had been talking with his wife, Tamara, about leaving the force for months. He had been offered a job as a salesman at Oakwood. The shooting "was the icing on the cake. It kind of sealed the decision," he said earlier this week.

Dwayne Shell, his boss at Oakwood Holmes, said Sutphin easily made the transition from cop to salesman. He was once employee of the month. But Sutphin kept his policeman's short flattop haircut and mustache. And he kept his love of police work.

Although he made more money at Oakwood Homes, he began to dread the job.

Sutphin promised Shell he would stay at least a year when he was hired. As the months passed by, Sutphin began talking to his wife about going back to police work. They did not talk about the danger of returning, Sutphin said. They talked about the money.

"I tried everything I could to keep him here," Shell said. "But he came to me and said his true calling is in the police car."

In August 2004, Sheriff Tommy Whitt hired Sutphin back to the force.

Like many officers, he took a second job, setting up modular homes, to make ends meet.

Isaac Van Patten, a criminal justice professor at Radford University who serves as a police psychologist for the Virginia State Police, said some officers can't stay away, regardless of the danger and the pay.

"There is almost an instant brotherhood, almost a fraternitas," he said.

And an officer who has been involved in a shooting is viewed differently by other officers.

"You gain a measure of respect that officers who have not been tested in that way do not have," Van Patten said.

Two weeks ago, Sutphin was awarded the state's Medal of Valor for his response during the 2003 shooting.

On Monday, he attended a memorial for fallen officers in front of the Montgomery County Courthouse.

In the crowd, Scott Hylton's 3-year-old daughter wore a pink shirt with "proud to be a hero's kid" printed on the front and picture of her father -- the one that hangs in the lobby of the Christiansburg Police lobby -- on the back.

After the memorial, Sutphin said the danger is just something he doesn't think about.

It's part of the police unwritten code not to brag and not to play up hardships, but Sutphin says his memory of the 2003 shooting has already faded. Except for the sound of the explosions and breaking glass.

"It's like I can still hear it more than I can still see it," he said.
Link Posted: 8/21/2006 1:17:37 PM EDT
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They finally got the dirt bag POS that has been running around here.

RIP officer Sutphin


Saw this on DRUDGE. What a shame, over a freaking Deli robbery.
Link Posted: 8/21/2006 2:26:56 PM EDT
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They finally got the dirt bag POS that has been running around here.

RIP officer Sutphin


He wasn't the one that died! He was the one that responded to the scene after the shooting. The article said Officer Scott Hylton, 43, the officer that Sutphin saw hanging partway out of his cruiser door later died of his injuries.
Link Posted: 8/21/2006 2:32:20 PM EDT
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They finally got the dirt bag POS that has been running around here.

RIP officer Sutphin


He wasn't the one that died! He was the one that responded to the scene after the shooting. The article said Officer Scott Hylton, 43, the officer that Sutphin saw hanging partway out of his cruiser door later died of his injuries.


+1

Still a tragedy, but at least the POS that killed the officer isn't going to steal any more of our oxygen.
Link Posted: 8/21/2006 2:32:51 PM EDT
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They finally got the dirt bag POS that has been running around here.

RIP officer Sutphin


He wasn't the one that died! He was the one that responded to the scene after the shooting. The article said Officer Scott Hylton, 43, the officer that Sutphin saw hanging partway out of his cruiser door later died of his injuries.

Brush up on your news, he was killed today..


Corporal Sutphin was shot and killed while participating in a massive manhunt for an escaped prisoner who had shot and killed a hospital security guard hours earlier. The suspect had overpowered another deputy after being taken to Montgomery Regional Hospital for leg injuries. He was able to obtain control of the deputy's service weapon and then shot and killed an unarmed hospital security guard who had attempted to assist the deputy.

The suspect fled from the scene and was the subject of a massive manhunt. Corporal Sutphin was shot and killed when he encountered the suspect near the head of the Huckleberry Trail in Blacksburg. The suspect was apprehended approximately 8 hours later.

Link Posted: 8/21/2006 2:34:09 PM EDT
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They finally got the dirt bag POS that has been running around here.

RIP officer Sutphin


He wasn't the one that died! He was the one that responded to the scene after the shooting. The article said Officer Scott Hylton, 43, the officer that Sutphin saw hanging partway out of his cruiser door later died of his injuries.
Nope they are wrong.  Scott Hylton died 2 years ago during an armed robbery, at that time Sutphin answered the call for backup.  By the time Sutphin got there Hylton was already dead.  Sutphin then rammed his car into the perp's car, stepped out of his cruiser and killed him. He recieved the governor's valor award for bavery.   Now a few years later it is Sutphin that was killed.
Link Posted: 8/21/2006 2:35:41 PM EDT
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They finally got the dirt bag POS that has been running around here.

RIP officer Sutphin


He wasn't the one that died! He was the one that responded to the scene after the shooting. The article said Officer Scott Hylton, 43, the officer that Sutphin saw hanging partway out of his cruiser door later died of his injuries.
Nope they are wrong.  Scott Hylton died 2 years ago during an armed robbery, at that time Sutphin answered the call for backup.  By the time Sutphin got there Hylton was already dead.  Sutphin then rammed his car into the perp's car, stepped out of his cruiser and killed him. He recieved the governor's valor award for bavery.   Now a few years later it is Sutphin that was killed.


It's a doggone shame that such a hero has died.
Link Posted: 8/21/2006 2:38:31 PM EDT
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They finally got the dirt bag POS that has been running around here.

RIP officer Sutphin


He wasn't the one that died! He was the one that responded to the scene after the shooting. The article said Officer Scott Hylton, 43, the officer that Sutphin saw hanging partway out of his cruiser door later died of his injuries.
Nope they are wrong.  Scott Hylton died 2 years ago during an armed robbery, at that time Sutphin answered the call for backup.  By the time Sutphin got there Hylton was already dead.  Sutphin then rammed his car into the perp's car, stepped out of his cruiser and killed him. He recieved the governor's valor award for bavery.   Now a few years later it is Sutphin that was killed.


It's a doggone shame that such a hero has died.


Sutphin had a wife and two kids and in order to send his kids to college he worked part time selling moble homes.
Link Posted: 8/21/2006 2:45:23 PM EDT
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Sutphin had a wife and two kids and in order to send his kids to college he worked part time selling moble homes.


Reminds me of my own dad when I was a little boy.  He worked with the local utility company, was a deputy US Marshal, and a reservist NCO in the Army National Guard, all at the same time so he could take care of us kids and our mom.
Link Posted: 8/21/2006 2:51:23 PM EDT
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They finally got the dirt bag POS that has been running around here.

RIP officer Sutphin


He wasn't the one that died! He was the one that responded to the scene after the shooting. The article said Officer Scott Hylton, 43, the officer that Sutphin saw hanging partway out of his cruiser door later died of his injuries.
Nope they are wrong.  Scott Hylton died 2 years ago during an armed robbery, at that time Sutphin answered the call for backup.  By the time Sutphin got there Hylton was already dead.  Sutphin then rammed his car into the perp's car, stepped out of his cruiser and killed him. He recieved the governor's valor award for bavery.   Now a few years later it is Sutphin that was killed.


It's a doggone shame that such a hero has died.


Sutphin had a wife and two kids and in order to send his kids to college he worked part time selling moble homes.


I drove right into the middle of it this AM. cops everywhere.

was the guy they arrested the same moron who robbed the handi mart then waited at the bus stop to make his getaway?
Link Posted: 8/21/2006 2:58:04 PM EDT
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Wow, this was one confusing thread. Didn't have a CLUE what the heck it was about until the 9th post. A little more in the first post would've...oh, nevermind.

dupe: http://ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=492879

t

Link Posted: 8/21/2006 3:38:08 PM EDT
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They finally got the dirt bag POS that has been running around here.

RIP officer Sutphin


He wasn't the one that died! He was the one that responded to the scene after the shooting. The article said Officer Scott Hylton, 43, the officer that Sutphin saw hanging partway out of his cruiser door later died of his injuries.
Nope they are wrong.  Scott Hylton died 2 years ago during an armed robbery, at that time Sutphin answered the call for backup.  By the time Sutphin got there Hylton was already dead.  Sutphin then rammed his car into the perp's car, stepped out of his cruiser and killed him. He recieved the governor's valor award for bavery.   Now a few years later it is Sutphin that was killed.


It's a doggone shame that such a hero has died.


Sutphin had a wife and two kids and in order to send his kids to college he worked part time selling moble homes.


I drove right into the middle of it this AM. cops everywhere.

was the guy they arrested the same moron who robbed the handi mart then waited at the bus stop to make his getaway?
10-4
Link Posted: 8/21/2006 3:41:23 PM EDT
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They finally got the dirt bag POS that has been running around here.

RIP officer Sutphin


He wasn't the one that died! He was the one that responded to the scene after the shooting. The article said Officer Scott Hylton, 43, the officer that Sutphin saw hanging partway out of his cruiser door later died of his injuries.
Nope they are wrong.  Scott Hylton died 2 years ago during an armed robbery, at that time Sutphin answered the call for backup.  By the time Sutphin got there Hylton was already dead.  Sutphin then rammed his car into the perp's car, stepped out of his cruiser and killed him. He recieved the governor's valor award for bavery.   Now a few years later it is Sutphin that was killed.


It's a doggone shame that such a hero has died.


Sutphin had a wife and two kids and in order to send his kids to college he worked part time selling moble homes.


I drove right into the middle of it this AM. cops everywhere.

was the guy they arrested the same moron who robbed the handi mart then waited at the bus stop to make his getaway?
10-4


thought he looked famillir. we lived right near there when that robbery happened.

Link Posted: 8/21/2006 3:48:57 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/21/2006 4:24:51 PM EDT
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