Washington State Patrol Trooper Down

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  1. THELimey

    THELimey Ancient Member

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    Washington State Patrol Trooper Shot In Pacific County
    Posted: 5:56 am PST February 13, 2010
    Updated: 6:15 am PST February 13, 2010

    LONG BEACH, Wash. -- A Washington State Patrol trooper was shot in Long Beach, Wash. early Saturday.

    State Patrol spokeswoman Krista Hedstrom says that a tow truck driver found the trooper with a gun shot wound to the head around 1 a.m. on State Route 103, in Pacific County.

    Hedstrom said that the trooper had responded to assist another trooper who had pulled over a female DUI driver.

    After the first trooper took the DUI driver to jail, the second trooper waited for a tow truck, Hedstrom told KIRO 7.

    The tow truck driver found the wounded trooper. The trooper was transported to the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Ore.

    The trooper was reportedly conscious and was able to provide a description of a suspect.

    The condition of the wounded trooper is not known.
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  2. MeefZah

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    What the....?

    Hope he recovers.

    Random, like Lakewood? Or targeted, like the driver that got stopped might have called a thug buddy to come help her out?
     

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    Hack Crazy CO Gold Member

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    Or, was a sodding decoy and it was deliberate.:steamed:

    I pray he heals well.
     
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    SPDSNYPR Zippy's Friend.

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    Very odd. Lots of missing pieces. I wish the Trooper well and hope the BG is caught or killed quickly.
     
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    Praying for his recovery!! damn what is going on in Washington?
    I hope they crucify the shooter
     
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    Hope he will recover 100% if there is such thing!
    I wonder if this is part of the bad economy and people getting hateful towards government and him becoming a random victim to this?
    Hopefully we will find out soon.
     
  7. Narc1911

    Narc1911 Anchora Salutis

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    Prayer for his full recovery.
     
  8. blueiron

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    What in the Wide, Wide World of Sports is going on in Washington?????

    It seems like well over half of every LODD has occurred in that state so far!

    May he recover and may another cop put one right in the 10 ring on the shooter.
     
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    Word is he's going to be ok, and he was shot in the neck not head...
     
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    Prayers sent for a quick recovery. I think this is like the second or third LEO that has been shot in the upper extremeties and still survive this year. The guardian angels have been working overtime....
     
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    Prayers for a full recovery for the trooper. OHSU is cutting edge.
    Be safe out there.
     
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  12. Hawkwood

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    Sorry, friend. Most LEO's who get shot in the Portland area would rather be transported to Emmanuel Hospital, on the other side of the Willamette River in North Portland. They have a far better (and experienced) trauma unit dealing with GSW's, and a much better success rate. Lots of guys even have "NOT OHSU" written in sharpie pen on their vests. That's the difference between a working hospital and a teaching hospital.

    Prayers sent for the trooper. What in God's name is happening in Washington?!? This is some pretty unnerving s**t.
     
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    Dang! We used to only have one major trauma hospital around here. A giant beast of a county hospital which usually entails 9 hour wait times, however, if I were shot... I'd want to go there. Lord knows they've dealt with it a million times.

    Now, another local hospital is upping its trauma rating and we are starting to send people that way. I'd still rather go to the first one, even if I were closer to the second.
     
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    Sounds like he was targeted.

    Prayers sent...
     
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    TBO Why so serious? CLM

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    Prayers and warm thoughts for the Trooper and his family.
     
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    From the Seatle Times:

     
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    Amen!!
     
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    Well good news reading the follow up reports. Hope the trooper hit the bastard and he's our in the woods somewhere at ambient air temp.
     
  19. Kadetklapp

    Kadetklapp Methberry PD

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    Sounds very much like this Trooper was targeted.