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10-27-06, 03:11 PM #1
Sheriff's Deputy shot and killed by a suspect he was interviewing about a possible...
HOXIE, Kan.-- A county sheriff was shot and killed in his office Thursday by a 36-year-old man he was interviewing, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation said. The suspect was then fatally shot by a deputy.
Sheridan County Sheriff James L. Johnson was talking to Steven Paul Reitcheck about a possible commitment to a mental health facility when Reitcheck pulled a handgun and fired, KBI deputy director Kyle Smith said. The shooting occurred around 1:20 p.m. CDT.
Johnson, 54, was elected sheriff in 1988 after serving as a Hoxie police officer. He was married and had five adult children.
Several law enforcement agencies are investigating. It was unclear Thursday what led to Reitcheck's conversation with Johnson about mental health.
Sheriff Allan Webb of neighboring Gove County was sworn in as interim sheriff of rural Sheridan County.
10-27-06, 03:17 PM #2
RIP my Brother
My thoughts and prayers to the Family and the Dept."An Unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper
Some people are meant to be the police......Some people are meant to call the police!!!
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10-27-06, 03:24 PM #3
the guy shot the sheriff, in the sheriff's office...
clearly he did need mental help...SURGEON GENERAL'S WARNING:
Lead is very hazardous to your health.
Always include Kevlar in your daily diet.
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- Gen. George S. Patton, Jr.
10-27-06, 04:31 PM #4
Soon absolutely everybody is going to have to be searched when entering the "behind the scenes" parts of police stations, right down to the damn secretary's and janitors...Calm Like A Bomb...
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10-27-06, 06:22 PM #5CopsRCool302 Guest
RIP You are Loved by alot of people! Prayers to your family. Thank you for keeping us All safe.
Rest In Peace
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