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Heavily Armed Gunman Shoots La. Deputy In Sheriff's Office

March 01, 2011  | 

A heavily armed Louisiana man opened fire in his local sheriff's office, wounding a deputy before he was wounded by returned fire from other deputies.

John W. Futrell, 52, of Colfax entered the Grant Parish Sheriff's Office's Criminal Investigative Division shortly before 3 p.m. Monday, reports The Town Talk.

Futrell was armed with a rifle, handgun, and knife, as well as extra magazines of ammunition for each firearm. Dep. Barkley Roberts was shot once in the chest and received medical treatment.

Read the full story at TheTownTalk.com.

Tags: Officer Involved Shootings, Gun Battles, Station Attacks


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Morning Eagle @ 3/1/2011 8:58 PM

This continuing drumbeat of officers being shot all across the country appears clearly indicative of a growing trend of willingness to use deadly force against law enforcement officers. That element has always been out there as we all know very well but recently the increasing frequency of such incidents is reason to be very alert no matter where you are or whatever "routine" activity you are engaged in. It isn't paranoia when you are right so always wear those vests since they are a lot more comfortable than a bullet in the chest, and …. pay attention.

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