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02-22-10, 01:28 PM #1
Philly Officer dumps Bad Guy!
Good Job! Glad she is going to be alright.
Pa. cop fought for her life before shooting suspectPolice say robbery suspect assaulted officer before she fired her weapon
Officer Janine Triolo
PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh police Officer Janine Triolo was in a fight for her life.
She had one handcuff on Ryan Davis, 20, of Lawrenceville, the suspect in an armed robbery on Denniston Street in Shadyside, when Davis began to resist at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, officers told the Tribune-Review. Davis beat the officer's face and shoved a Ruger double-action pistol into her armpit and pulled the trigger.
The gun jammed.
When Davis reached for Triolo's gun, the officer unholstered it first and fired. Davis, who was 6 feet, 1 inch tall and weighed about 200 pounds, died at the scene of a gunshot wound in the chest, the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's office said.
The fight left Triolo, 28, who stands about 5 feet 3 inches tall, with a broken eye socket, fractured nose and left hand, as well as a concussion and a detached retina, officers said.
"She was literally fighting for her life. The suspect had already robbed someone, and we believe he was willing to kill her if it meant he would get away," said Officer Dan O'Hara, president of the Fraternal Order of Police Fort Pitt Lodge No. 1.
"She stood her ground and did her job. She is a hero."
Triolo, who remains at an undisclosed hospital, is on paid leave while authorities investigate the incident, which is normal in police-involved shootings. The Allegheny County District Attorney's office will oversee the investigation.
Police said they found Davis' gun at the scene. City homicide detectives questioned the unnamed robbery victim, who was not injured and did not witness the shooting.
Triolo, a three-year veteran, works out of the Zone 4 station in Squirrel Hill. Officers described her as "soft-spoken, quiet and extremely nice."
She graduated in the same police training academy class as the late Officer Paul J. Sciullo II, who was killed along with two other officers April 4 while responding to a domestic disturbance in Stanton Heights.
Officers from Zone 5 were initially dispatched to the robbery. Triolo spotted Davis after dispatchers said the suspect ran toward Schenley High School.
"This call wasn't even in her patrol zone, but she went anyway," O'Hara said. "She could have waited for the other officers, but she didn't. She was brave."
Triolo is the first female officer in Pittsburgh to fatally shoot someone while on duty, said police spokeswoman Diane Richard.
Every year, 60,000 law enforcement officers are assaulted on the job, resulting in about 16,000 injuries, said Craig Floyd, chairman of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Floyd didn't have statistics on how many of those assaults and injuries involve female officers compared with males. There have been 18,661 male officers killed in the line of duty since 1792, and 237 women have been killed on the job since 1916.
"Women are just as likely as their male counterparts to be assaulted, injured or killed," Floyd said. "They are taking the same risks."
Police were involved in eight shootings in the city last year, including four incidents in which officers fatally shot someone, Richard said.
Six local law enforcement officers have been fatally shot in the past 15 months.Any day above ground is a fine day indeed!
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02-22-10, 01:56 PM #2
Glad I'm not reading about another line of duty death. Good job, Ofc. Triolo. Prayers for a full and speedy recovery.SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM-Ex-Sheriff Martin Howe to Will Kane in "High Noon"
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02-22-10, 05:46 PM #3
Thoughts and prayers en route for a full and speedy recovery.
02-22-10, 08:26 PM #4
02-22-10, 10:28 PM #5
Hope she recovers quickly.
02-22-10, 10:32 PM #6
She did good. I hope she heals fully.Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you, Jesus Christ and the American G.I.
One died for your soul, the other for your freedom. ~ Anon
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02-22-10, 11:38 PM #7http://www.odmp.org/officer/16551-de...l-eron-shannon
Police Officers put themselves at risk for strangers every day. Some do not make it home to their families. Next time you think of saying something negative about the police, remember...YOU are one of the strangers.
02-23-10, 06:44 AM #8
Excellent news.Do not war for peace. If you must war, war for justice. For without justice there is no peace. -me
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02-23-10, 08:11 AM #9
We had an officer that suffered very similar injuries and had to retire. I hope the department does right by her and keeps her on. We had another brand new officer that shot in face when his FTO coach was killed and is now blind in one eye. The department kept him on and he currently handles all the CALEA stuff.
02-23-10, 08:58 AM #10
Outstanding Officer Triolo. May your recovery be full and speedy.
02-23-10, 03:13 PM #11
Prayers for her recovery. She did it right.
She looks just like a female friend of mine at a Sheriff's Office who just left the jail and is now kicking ass on the road, three months out of TO. Gives me the heebie jeebies."If anything worthwhile comes of this tragedy, it should be the realization by every citizen that often the only thing that stands between them and losing everything they hold dear... is the man wearing a badge." -- Ronald Reagan, in the wake of the deaths of 4 CHP troopers in the Newhall Incident, 1970
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02-26-10, 05:18 AM #12
Praise be to her. go home at the end of shift..or to the hospital to survive. Send the A**hat to the dirt.Insert witty comment and disclaimer here.
02-26-10, 08:25 AM #13In the warrior's code, there's no surrender Though his body says stop, his spirit cries never... - Survivor, "Burning Heart"
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