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04-06-06, 01:25 PM #1Signal_W Guest
Fatally Shot L.A. County Deputy Makes Three In One Week
Sheriff's Deputy Paul Wilms, fatally shot himself accidentally while cleaning his weapon, in the Community Service Center at the department's Industry Station, authorities said today.
Paul Wilms was the third sheriff's deputy killed in a week.
The body of the 38-year-old man was discovered by a fellow deputy about 5 a.m. in an office at the facility in the 200 block of Hudson Avenue, said Deputy Oscar Butao of the Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau.
"This is the third deputy to die in the last seven days, and it's been kind of tough for us," Butao said.
On Tuesday morning, Deputy Maria Cecelia Rosa, 30, was fatally shot, apparently during a robbery attempt, outside a Long Beach residence as she was preparing to drive to work. No arrests have been reported.
And last Thursday, Deputy Pierre Bain, 45, was killed when his motorcycle crashed in Lancaster while he was in pursuit of a motorist.
Outside the Industry Station this morning, sheriff's Capt. Ray Peavy told reporters that investigators believe the latest death was accidental.
"He was cleaning his weapon," Peavy said. "We believe this probably occurred some time last night. During the course of cleaning his weapon it appears that a round was discharged and, at this point, it appears to be ... an accident"
04-06-06, 02:23 PM #2
What's the photo of?
04-06-06, 03:43 PM #3
I feel bad for his family... But he should have known better...
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04-06-06, 04:56 PM #4
That is sad. One careless mistake is all it takes.
Prayers to the family.Be careful whose feet you step on today, they may be attached to the ass you have to kiss tomorrow.
04-06-06, 05:17 PM #5Signal_W GuestOriginally Posted by Virginian
04-06-06, 05:20 PM #6Cris1102 Guest
Yes, very sad. Thoughts and prayers are with the family and may he rest in peace.
04-12-06, 07:54 AM #7
Rip!"In God we trust, everyone else keep your hands where we can see them."
04-12-06, 08:34 AM #8
May he rest in peace and prayers to his family."This flag, which we honor and under which we serve, is the emblem of our unity, our power, our thought and purpose as a nation. It has no other character than that which we give it from generation to generation." Woodrow Wilson, 1917
04-12-06, 09:38 PM #9UK police officer
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God rest his soul'The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
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04-13-06, 04:39 AM #10
My prayers and condolences to his family, friends, and the members of the department he worked for. May he rest in peace.
A smile cost nothing, but gives so much.
It enriches those who receive it,without making poorer those who give.It takes but a moment, but the memoryof it sometimes lasts forever.
None is so rich or mighty that hecan get along without it,and none is so poor but thathe can be made rich by it.
A smile creates happiness in the home,fosters goodwill in business,and is the countersign of friendship.
It brings rest to the weary,cheer to the discouraged, sunshine to the sad,and it is nature's best antidote for trouble.
Yet it cannot be bought, begged, borrowed,or stolen, for it is something that is of novalue to anyone until it is given away.
Some people are too tired to give you a smile.Give them one of yours, as none needs a smileso much as he who has no more to give.
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05-01-06, 06:23 PM #11
I heard today that this deptuy committed suicide.
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