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    Officer killed driver fined 310 dollars

    ELLICOTT CITY, Md. The Howard County State's Attorney's Office says a driver who struck and killed a county police officer last year has paid her traffic fines.
    Prosecutors say Stephanie Grissom of Columbia paid $310 in fines for speeding and negligent driving. She also received three points on her driving record.
    In March, a county grand jury declined to indict Grissom on automobile manslaughter charges.
    Police say Grissom was driving 71 mph in a 55-mph zone on Route 32 when she struck Officer Scott Wheeler. The officer was working a speed enforcement detail and had stepped into the road to flag Grissom down when he was struck.

    I am really wondering if the cops family will look into a civil lawsuit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gozling View Post
    I am really wondering if the cops family will look into a civil lawsuit?
    If I was the cops family, I'd have already gotten that action started.


    She needs a bigger hurt than 310 bucks.
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    People still step out into traffic to flag down cars on the freeway?
    I'm your huckleberry...

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    Quote Originally Posted by maclean View Post
    People still step out into traffic to flag down cars on the freeway?
    howard county banned the practice after this tragedy
    in the warriors code there's no surrender, though his body says stop, his spirit cries...NEVER. deep in our souls, a quiet ember, knows its you against you, its the paradox that drives us all. its a battle of wills, in the heat of attack, its the passion that kills, and victory is yours alone.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tapout View Post
    howard county banned the practice after this tragedy
    Shame it had to cost a life to accomplish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maclean View Post
    People still step out into traffic to flag down cars on the freeway?
    I had a MN trooper do it to me a few years ago, in a 70 mph zone on the interstate.

    boggles the mind.
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    Regardless, had this situation been reversed (let's say she was trying to flag him down as a motorist assist, and he struck her while speeding 16mph over the limit), the cop would have been fucking FRIED. This is bullshit. People need to fucking pay attention! Whether it's cops, construction flagmen, just plain old pedestrians. Ugh!

    RIP and prayers to the copper's family.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maclean View Post
    People still step out into traffic to flag down cars on the freeway?
    Point overs from the side of the road are not uncommon here.
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