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Off-duty jailer on administrative leave after shooting

August 18, 2010

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— An off-duty Wabaunsee County jailer is on administrative leave after shooting a man who appeared to be having car trouble.

Sheriff Doug Howser says the jailer stopped to help a person around 5 p.m. Monday on a rural road near Harveyville in northeast Kansas. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the man was shot after the two became involved in an altercation.

The shooting victim was taken by air ambulance to a Topeka hospital for wounds that weren't believed to be life-threatening.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is looking into the incident.

Comments

garyr 3 years, 8 months ago

Another fine example of a law enforcement officer letting his badge go to his head. A perfect example of their "shoot first, ask questions last" mentality. Policemen are nothing more than after college frat boys. Probably kicked out of college or college drop out former frat boys I should say!!!

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Bob Kraxner 3 years, 8 months ago

Be patient morons... maybe Jonathan can dredge up some more info on this one...

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Tom Shewmon 3 years, 8 months ago

I took the CCH course and something seems strange about this shooting, because if the jailer had a reason to pull, he felt his life was in danger. If you pull your weapon, fearing your life is in danger, you are to shoot to kill, not wound. This of course is assuming it wasn't a small caliber handgun like a .22 or .25 or thereabouts. If your'e going to carry, you want at least a .38 caliber. Of course, the guy could be a horribly poor shot too.

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CWGOKU 3 years, 8 months ago

...What we have her, is a failure to communicate...

Strother Martin

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slowplay 3 years, 8 months ago

BAM! One for JK. Keep up the good work.

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Iwetmypants 3 years, 8 months ago

Here we have the typical ill-infomed second rate amateur reporting of the inept Urinal World. Get just enough information to have a hyped up headline, then produce nothing more than the fuzz in the bottom of my pocket. You people are a joke.

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skinny 3 years, 8 months ago

most jailers carry weapons and work the streets too!

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1029 3 years, 8 months ago

I bet someone didn't "buy American". That usually seems to be the cause when something like this happens.

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1234 3 years, 8 months ago

Anyone can carry with a CCW permit.

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Practicality 3 years, 8 months ago

There appears to be a lack of information concerning this incident. What, were they arguing the ins and outs of how to change a tire? And since when did jailers start carrying weapons on them?

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