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02-26-11, 05:56 PM #1
NC SWAT officer killed when stun grenade detonates
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Police in North Carolina say a SWAT officer was securing a stun grenade known as a "flash-bang" at his home when it exploded, killing him.
Charlotte Police Chief Rodney Monroe says 50-year-old Fred Thornton suffered massive internal injuries when the grenade detonated Friday. Police say a preliminary investigation showed Thornton had been working to make sure his equipment was safe. He underwent surgery at a hospital and later died.
NC SWAT officer killed when stun grenade detonates - WAFB Channel 9, Baton Rouge, LA |
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02-26-11, 08:59 PM #2
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02-26-11, 08:59 PM #3
Rest in peace.
02-26-11, 09:01 PM #4
That sucks. Rest in Peace."There is no 'nice' way to arrest a potentially dangerous, combative suspect. The police are our bodyguards, our hired fists, batons and guns. We pay them to do the dirty work of protecting us, the work we're too afraid, too unskilled or too civilized to do ourselves. We expect them to keep the bad guys out of our businesses, cars and houses, out of our face. We want them to 'take care of the problem.' We just don't want to see how its done."
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02-27-11, 07:53 PM #5
RIP my Brother"An Unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper
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02-27-11, 07:54 PM #6
R.I.P. Brother.......Swamp Mafia
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02-27-11, 09:02 PM #7
03-01-11, 04:15 PM #8
Trumpet Call , As The Sun , Sinks In Fright
Sleep In Peace , Comrade Dear
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Rest in peace, Ofc. Thornton. Condolences to family , friends and colleagues.SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM-Ex-Sheriff Martin Howe to Will Kane in "High Noon"
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