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Wis. Cop Killer Will Be Released

September 20, 2013  | 

Alan Randall may have been better off going to prison for killing two police officers in 1975. He might have been freed in his early 30s, with most of his life still ahead of him.

Instead, Randall likely will be discharged from a Madison hospital by the end of the month as a 55-year-old who has spent his entire adult life in psychiatric institutions for a mental illness he never had. A judge signed an agreement Friday that Randall will be released by the end of the month.

At age 16, Randall ambushed two officers—Summit Township Officers Robert "Rocky" Atkins and Wayne Olson—outside the tiny police station in his rural Summit home in Waukesha County. He had robbed the station, and later told investigators that the officers' arrival had startled him. Randall gunned down the two men, then drove off in their bloody, bullet-ridden squad car to commit another burglary before going home to bed.

Read the full Associated Press story.

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maddog 81 mm @ 9/24/2013 2:50 AM

In my opinion , whether or not ii's PC enough , I don't give a rats *** what others may think about this post. I sure wish there were a " Star Chamber ", where this POS can really pay for what he did ! This is a good example of the failure of our justice system ! In the commission of a robbery , ( Breaking , and Entering ) , to the office, he then shot , and murdered the two LEOs , stole their vehicle, subsequently committed another burglary , and went home to bed ! I think he still merits extermination , like any other vermine !!

Trigger @ 9/24/2013 5:13 AM

I pray that Randall will get his in the end.

Chief B @ 9/24/2013 7:06 AM

My guess is we'll be reading about him again when he engages some LEOs and he losses this time.

S.S. @ 9/24/2013 8:04 AM

This is pathetic. I can't believe Im reading this. This asshole is still alive? That's because this didn't happen in TEXAS. This guy should've been dead a long time ago. The system really failed here.

Greg @ 9/26/2013 4:18 AM

Good, he's not nuts anymore, put him in the general population at a very bad facility. Only fair.

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