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(The Daily Beast)   Police officer lost his life trying to save others during the Thousand Oaks shooting. He was one year from retirement   ( thedailybeast.com) divider line
    More: Hero, Sheriff Geoff Dean, Ventura County Sheriff, Police, Ventura County, California, Sgt. Ron Helus, Thousand Oaks club, early-morning press conference, Wednesday night  
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2018-11-08 08:21:23 AM  
now he'll never get too old for that sh*t.


RIP, Ofc. Clanky Brass Balls
 
2018-11-08 08:50:01 AM  
This would have been appropriate for the HERO tag instead a simple FOLLOW-UP tag, IMHO.
 
2018-11-08 08:53:38 AM  

AirForceVet: This would have been appropriate for the HERO tag instead a simple FOLLOW-UP tag, IMHO.


Yeah. Can that be changed?
 
2018-11-08 09:21:18 AM  
It's actually the worst time for a cop to be still in the force. One year before retirement.
 
2018-11-08 09:21:23 AM  

edmo: AirForceVet: This would have been appropriate for the HERO tag instead a simple FOLLOW-UP tag, IMHO.

Yeah. Can that be changed?


Vote for HERO tag here.
 
2018-11-08 09:21:40 AM  
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But seriously, that sucks.
 
2018-11-08 09:23:24 AM  
dang what a deal
 
2018-11-08 09:24:51 AM  
"We call it retirony."
 
2018-11-08 09:24:52 AM  
No question that's absolutely tragic.

But maybe the police would feel and be more protected if they had the gun laws they almost uniformly oppose.
 
2018-11-08 09:25:41 AM  
He'll be posthumously promoted to some high officer rank and his family will receive a whopping retirement plan as well as cover funeral costs. If he had kids in college, a fund might be set up to pay for that as well.

No one should die a year before retirement.
 
2018-11-08 09:28:33 AM  
Not a huge fan of cops... but, there are some that still do the right thing.

I'll hoist a whiskey tonight for this guy
 
2018-11-08 09:29:04 AM  
obvious tales from the crypts related only to issues of jumping the gun.
 
2018-11-08 09:31:47 AM  
It's like the Red Jersey of career planning.
 
2018-11-08 09:32:31 AM  

steklo: He'll be posthumously promoted to some high officer rank and his family will receive a whopping retirement plan as well as cover funeral costs. If he had kids in college, a fund might be set up to pay for that as well.

No one should die a year before retirement.


No one should die in one of these stupid shootings.
But stopping that would upset the fantasy world of USofA gun fanatics.
 
2018-11-08 09:33:34 AM  
You're a loose canon McBain
 
2018-11-08 09:34:20 AM  

wademh: steklo: He'll be posthumously promoted to some high officer rank and his family will receive a whopping retirement plan as well as cover funeral costs. If he had kids in college, a fund might be set up to pay for that as well.

No one should die a year before retirement.

No one should die in one of these stupid shootings.
But stopping that would upset the fantasy world of USofA gun fanatics.


Banning guns is the real fantasy. Gun control is fine and taking steps to ensure lunatics do not have easy access to a gun is ideal. Disarming the population and thinking you will cure violence is foolish.
 
2018-11-08 09:35:28 AM  

pounddawg: edmo: AirForceVet: This would have been appropriate for the HERO tag instead a simple FOLLOW-UP tag, IMHO.

Yeah. Can that be changed?

Vote for HERO tag here.


Repeating the call for Hero tag.
 
2018-11-08 09:36:45 AM  

the money is in the banana stand: wademh: steklo: He'll be posthumously promoted to some high officer rank and his family will receive a whopping retirement plan as well as cover funeral costs. If he had kids in college, a fund might be set up to pay for that as well.

No one should die a year before retirement.

No one should die in one of these stupid shootings.
But stopping that would upset the fantasy world of USofA gun fanatics.

Banning guns is the real fantasy. Gun control is fine and taking steps to ensure lunatics do not have easy access to a gun is ideal. Disarming the population and thinking you will cure violence is foolish.


No way to prevent this says only country where this regularly happens
 
2018-11-08 09:39:51 AM  
That's great and all, but 12 farking KIDS lost their lives. I'd rather the emphasis be on them than on someone whose life is in the twilight.
 
2018-11-08 09:41:25 AM  

the money is in the banana stand: wademh: steklo: He'll be posthumously promoted to some high officer rank and his family will receive a whopping retirement plan as well as cover funeral costs. If he had kids in college, a fund might be set up to pay for that as well.

No one should die a year before retirement.

No one should die in one of these stupid shootings.
But stopping that would upset the fantasy world of USofA gun fanatics.

Banning guns is the real fantasy. Gun control is fine and taking steps to ensure lunatics do not have easy access to a gun is ideal. Disarming the population and thinking you will cure violence is foolish.


Exactly. No way we could stop all the gun violence. More likely we reduce it 10 to 20 fold. No half measures, right?
 
2018-11-08 09:42:01 AM  
This just sucks all around. Nobody deserves to go out like that.

Respect to the officer. 

Thoughts and prayers... can kiss my goddamn ass.
 
2018-11-08 09:43:28 AM  

fastfxr: That's great and all, but 12 farking KIDS lost their lives. I'd rather the emphasis be on them than on someone whose life is in the twilight.


They haven't released the names of the victims yet, as they are still identifying and notifying families. Meanwhile, this officer went straight to the sound of guns to try to protect lives and gave his.

So, you know, try to show a little respect.
 
2018-11-08 09:43:31 AM  
We need more cops like him.
 
2018-11-08 09:43:34 AM  

fastfxr: That's great and all, but 12 farking KIDS lost their lives. I'd rather the emphasis be on them than on someone whose life is in the twilight.


You must be very very young. Just about to retire isn't twilight, it's about to start living the good life.
 
2018-11-08 09:47:23 AM  

fastfxr: That's great and all, but 12 farking KIDS lost their lives. I'd rather the emphasis be on them than on someone whose life is in the twilight.


Twilight?? He was 54.

RIP sir.
 
2018-11-08 09:48:30 AM  

fastfxr: That's great and all, but 12 farking KIDS lost their lives. I'd rather the emphasis be on them than on someone whose life is in the twilight.


This is a fishing pole. He just threw it right into the water.
 
2018-11-08 09:52:03 AM  

fastfxr: That's great and all, but 12 farking KIDS lost their lives. I'd rather the emphasis be on them than on someone whose life is in the twilight.


I am sure there will be threads to discuss and respect the youngsters who lost their lives, and the horrific impact to their families but you came into a thread specifically about the cop. What did you expect?  How many threads did you submit about the kids were redlit?
 
2018-11-08 09:53:06 AM  

Boojum2k: fastfxr: That's great and all, but 12 farking KIDS lost their lives. I'd rather the emphasis be on them than on someone whose life is in the twilight.

They haven't released the names of the victims yet, as they are still identifying and notifying families. Meanwhile, this officer went straight to the sound of guns to try to protect lives and gave his.

So, you know, try to show a little respect.


And you know for a fact none of the kids ran towards the gunfire to try to stop it?

You sound like Trump.
 
2018-11-08 09:54:41 AM  
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Too soon?
 
2018-11-08 09:55:24 AM  

king of vegas: the money is in the banana stand: wademh: steklo: He'll be posthumously promoted to some high officer rank and his family will receive a whopping retirement plan as well as cover funeral costs. If he had kids in college, a fund might be set up to pay for that as well.

No one should die a year before retirement.

No one should die in one of these stupid shootings.
But stopping that would upset the fantasy world of USofA gun fanatics.

Banning guns is the real fantasy. Gun control is fine and taking steps to ensure lunatics do not have easy access to a gun is ideal. Disarming the population and thinking you will cure violence is foolish.

No way to prevent this says only country where this regularly happens


I clearly said I believe in gun control, just not a gun ban. Not quite sure why you responded to me in such a childish way.
 
Xai [TotalFark] [BareFark]
2018-11-08 09:56:19 AM  
I wonder how gun nuts are going to answer this - I mean we had an armed, trained police officer killed by a bad guy with a gun - I always thought that good guys stopped bad guys with guns
 
2018-11-08 09:57:10 AM  

wademh: the money is in the banana stand: wademh: steklo: He'll be posthumously promoted to some high officer rank and his family will receive a whopping retirement plan as well as cover funeral costs. If he had kids in college, a fund might be set up to pay for that as well.

No one should die a year before retirement.

No one should die in one of these stupid shootings.
But stopping that would upset the fantasy world of USofA gun fanatics.

Banning guns is the real fantasy. Gun control is fine and taking steps to ensure lunatics do not have easy access to a gun is ideal. Disarming the population and thinking you will cure violence is foolish.

Exactly. No way we could stop all the gun violence. More likely we reduce it 10 to 20 fold. No half measures, right?


I am all for sensible gun control. That does not mean a gun ban or removal of the 2A.
 
2018-11-08 09:58:04 AM  

Xai: I wonder how gun nuts are going to answer this - I mean we had an armed, trained police officer killed by a bad guy with a gun - I always thought that good guys stopped bad guys with guns


I've seen a few arguments already.  All have blatantly ignored the fact, while literally claiming "there is no way to stop this, so don't try".  Really, it's whatever argument works for them that day, without any basis in reality as usual.
 
2018-11-08 10:00:59 AM  
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2018-11-08 10:01:16 AM  

wademh: steklo: He'll be posthumously promoted to some high officer rank and his family will receive a whopping retirement plan as well as cover funeral costs. If he had kids in college, a fund might be set up to pay for that as well.

No one should die a year before retirement.

No one should die in one of these stupid shootings.
But stopping that would upset the fantasy world of USofA gun fanatics.


The real problem is that it would upset the gun manufacturing industry, and related industries, who have cultivated the current masturbatory gun culture for profit.

Ultimately, hiding behind all the other layers, this is yet one more problem with capitalism gone toxic, creating lots of problems ('externalities') for everyone else in service of profits for a few, and having used their money to effectively cripple our own government's ability and desire to restrain the industry in any meaningful way.

Until we actually address THAT it's going to be hard to get anything meaningful done about this constant barrage of mass murders. America is the largest manufacturer of weapons in the world. Paradoxically so many of us claim to be "Christian" yet no one in the world does more to enable human on human violence than we do. No one. And it's all in the service of greed for a few.
 
2018-11-08 10:01:16 AM  
Another shooting where the attacker chooses a gun free zone.  (Can't concealed carry at a bar in most states.)  Not even a cop could stop him.  In a state with the strictest gun control laws in the nation.

How many times must this be repeated before we learn?
 
2018-11-08 10:01:19 AM  

fastfxr: Boojum2k: fastfxr: That's great and all, but 12 farking KIDS lost their lives. I'd rather the emphasis be on them than on someone whose life is in the twilight.

They haven't released the names of the victims yet, as they are still identifying and notifying families. Meanwhile, this officer went straight to the sound of guns to try to protect lives and gave his.

So, you know, try to show a little respect.

And you know for a fact none of the kids ran towards the gunfire to try to stop it?

You sound like Trump.


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Go away, adults are speaking.
 
2018-11-08 10:04:34 AM  

AirForceVet: This would have been appropriate for the HERO tag instead a simple FOLLOW-UP tag, IMHO.


You have to be really careful assigning the HERO tag to a cop here.  You're asking to get people coming in saying things like, "So he's a hero for just doing his job?", and "Doesn't make up for the corrupt stuff he surely did, or covering for those who did".
 
2018-11-08 10:05:47 AM  

Vifa: Another shooting where the attacker chooses a gun free zone.  (Can't concealed carry at a bar in most states.)  Not even a cop could stop him.  In a state with the strictest gun control laws in the nation.

How many times must this be repeated before we learn?


Thanks gun industry sales person. Yes, the only solution is.... everyone carry even more guns! Guns everywhere for everyone! Buy buy buy!

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2018-11-08 10:06:06 AM  
Mass shooting took place at a COUNTRY & WESTERN bar. If only the govt hadn't prevented patrons from being armed, they could have defended themselves.
 
2018-11-08 10:07:37 AM  
This is why having an armed guard is no substitute for armed citizens: "the gunman walked up to the entrance to the bar, shot a security guard"
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/08/us​/​shooting-california-thousand-oaks.html​?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgt​ype=Homepage
 
2018-11-08 10:08:11 AM  

steklo: He'll be posthumously promoted to some high officer rank and his family will receive a whopping retirement plan as well as cover funeral costs. If he had kids in college, a fund might be set up to pay for that as well.

No one should die a year before retirement.


The first part of your post has a tone implying that that shouldn't happen.  But the second part seems sympathetic.

I'm so confused.
 
2018-11-08 10:11:04 AM  

the money is in the banana stand: wademh: steklo: He'll be posthumously promoted to some high officer rank and his family will receive a whopping retirement plan as well as cover funeral costs. If he had kids in college, a fund might be set up to pay for that as well.

No one should die a year before retirement.

No one should die in one of these stupid shootings.
But stopping that would upset the fantasy world of USofA gun fanatics.

Banning guns is the real fantasy. Gun control is fine and taking steps to ensure lunatics do not have easy access to a gun is ideal. Disarming the population and thinking you will cure violence is foolish.


I agree.  Unfortunatly, there's often no way to determine who is a lunatic until they engage in lunacy.
 
2018-11-08 10:14:47 AM  

bdub77: No question that's absolutely tragic.

But maybe the police would feel and be more protected if they had the gun laws they almost uniformly oppose.


In my anecdotal recollection, cops almost universally support tightening of gun laws
 
2018-11-08 10:14:48 AM  

johnny_vegas: fastfxr: That's great and all, but 12 farking KIDS lost their lives. I'd rather the emphasis be on them than on someone whose life is in the twilight.

I am sure there will be threads to discuss and respect the youngsters who lost their lives, and the horrific impact to their families but you came into a thread specifically about the cop. What did you expect?  How many threads did you submit about the kids were redlit?


I know what I expected coming into a thread about a cop getting killed.  And a certain segment of farkers certainly didn't disappoint.
 
2018-11-08 10:14:51 AM  

Vifa: Another shooting where the attacker chooses a gun free zone.  (Can't concealed carry at a bar in most states.)  Not even a cop could stop him.  In a state with the strictest gun control laws in the nation.

How many times must this be repeated before we learn?


Learn what? That 50 drunk people blazing away in a dark night club is a terrific idea?
I would prefer that public venues not be dictated to by authoritarian gun nuts who want to force weapons into private spaces where they are not wanted.
As an American citizen with property rights, I will never accept that someone can bring weapons into my private space against my will.
 
2018-11-08 10:15:43 AM  

mongbiohazard: Vifa: Another shooting where the attacker chooses a gun free zone.  (Can't concealed carry at a bar in most states.)  Not even a cop could stop him.  In a state with the strictest gun control laws in the nation.

How many times must this be repeated before we learn?

Thanks gun industry sales person. Yes, the only solution is.... everyone carry even more guns! Guns everywhere for everyone! Buy buy buy!


Yes, I'm sure the gun lobby is trolling Fark as a way to drum up business.
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2018-11-08 10:16:00 AM  

the money is in the banana stand: king of vegas: the money is in the banana stand: wademh: steklo: He'll be posthumously promoted to some high officer rank and his family will receive a whopping retirement plan as well as cover funeral costs. If he had kids in college, a fund might be set up to pay for that as well.

No one should die a year before retirement.

No one should die in one of these stupid shootings.
But stopping that would upset the fantasy world of USofA gun fanatics.

Banning guns is the real fantasy. Gun control is fine and taking steps to ensure lunatics do not have easy access to a gun is ideal. Disarming the population and thinking you will cure violence is foolish.

No way to prevent this says only country where this regularly happens

I clearly said I believe in gun control, just not a gun ban. Not quite sure why you responded to me in such a childish way.


Do you get extra points for busting up your own strawman?
 
2018-11-08 10:16:28 AM  

GDubDub: I agree. Unfortunatly, there's often no way to determine who is a lunatic until they engage in lunacy.


And it also leaves out the people who are just too stupid and incompetent to operate a firearm responsibly.
 
2018-11-08 10:17:28 AM  

Vifa: Another shooting where the attacker chooses a gun free zone.  (Can't concealed carry at a bar in most states.)  Not even a cop could stop him.  In a state with the strictest gun control laws in the nation.

How many times must this be repeated before we learn?


He shot an ARMED GUARD at the door. Then he SHOT AN ARMED COP. So what lesson should we be learning? That somehow he should have been shot...before he started shooting? How?

RIP, brave cop.
 
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