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Man Who Ambushed Ohio Deputy Had Similar Confrontation In 2001

January 03, 2011  | 

The man who killed a Clark County (Ohio) Sheriff's deputy on New Year's Day fired on other deputies during a 2001 confrontation that resulted in his visit to a mental facility, reports the Columbus Dispatch.

Michael Ferryman, 57, who fatally shot Deputy Suzanne Hopper and then died in a gun fight with officers from five agencies, fired at Morgan County (Ohio) Sheriff's deputies from inside a trailer in 2001.

No one was hurt in the earlier incident, and Ferryman was sent to a Columbus psychiatric facility.

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kimber45 @ 1/4/2011 6:50 AM

My prayers go out the the officers family and all her brothers & sisters in Law Enforcement.

adrian stroud @ 1/6/2011 7:35 AM

This is a terrible tragedy. I feel terrible for the deputy and her family. I want to praise her fellow officers who surrounded that trailer and took care of business. Great job!

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