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Vest Saves Ambushed Officer's Life, Shooter Killed

Vest Saves Ambushed Officer's Life, Shooter Killed

Officer Justin Conley, Mount Orab PD

The AP via YellowBrix

January 07, 2010

MOUNT ORAB, OH – Authorities say a Mount Orab man who had been booked and released on drunk driving charges returned to the police station and shot an officer in the back, then was fatally shot himself.

Mount Orab Police Chief Bryan Mount says 61-year-old George Ruby of Mount Orab was killed about 4 a.m. Sunday. Patrolman Justin Conley was shot but was not seriously injured.

A few hours earlier, Conley had arrested Ruby on drunk driving charges. Ruby had been taken to the station 30 miles east of Cincinnati and released to his wife.

Police say Ruby returned later and opened fire when Conley walked out. Conley used his radio to call an officer inside the station, and the two exchanged fire with Ruby.

Ruby was pronounced dead at Mercy Mount Orab Hospital.

The state is investigating.

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    JCSO119

    over 1 year ago

    820 Comments

    Excellent outcome for everyone involved, including the turd!

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    LynchburgPD2020

    almost 4 years ago

    194 Comments

    Great Job.

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    hpd29yrz

    about 4 years ago

    62 Comments

    Unfortunately, this is not the first time something like this has happened. The good part of this tragedy is that the officer is safe. Until recently, when you arrested a person for DWI, chances were that they would spend the night in jail. When they were released in the morning, hopefully they were sober enough to think clearly. Then some judge deceided that the drunk should be released to a "responsible person" or taken home after he was processed and bond was set. What kind of sense does that make? You've arrested him because he was under the influence of alcohol or drugs to such a degree that he was a menace to the motoring public, but now a "responsible person", i.e. civilian without any training at all, can take care of him until he sobers up? Until our courts understand that a drunk is a person who's mental state is altered and presents a danger to himself and others, and should stay confined for at least 8-12 hours after he's arrested, we will continue to have these horrible situations. My prayers go out for Officer Conley and his partner because now they will have to deal with the aftermath of this incident.

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    Anonymous

    about 4 years ago

    I agree with Drknite298. What amazes me though is that people support cop killers, such as the guy who sang "Pants on the ground", some people have no sense and their morals are messed up beyond belief.

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    DALLASCRANE

    about 4 years ago

    19386 Comments

    excellent JOB EVERYONE. mend QUICKLY.

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    drknite298

    about 4 years ago

    474 Comments

    death should be the result for all cop killers. Good job.

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    Deltaman01

    about 4 years ago

    330 Comments

    Good job!

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    delvic_25

    about 4 years ago

    372 Comments

    GOOD

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    gunnerv1

    about 4 years ago

    120 Comments

    Never release (unless to another department) a drunk to anyone untill they can do a "clean" blow.

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    Saltdogg35

    about 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    Get some!

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    RenoPD8702

    about 4 years ago

    22 Comments

    It is situations like this that make you wonder why some departments give you the choice of wearing or not. Godspeed for a quick recovery, brother.

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    truthdetector

    about 4 years ago

    24 Comments

    Never go out on the field without one, its like your seatbelt, make sure you are wearing one

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    BigNTS

    about 4 years ago

    6750 Comments

    What a nightmare! God bless the officer. Here's hope for a full recovery (physically and emotionally).

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    thev8man

    about 4 years ago

    1830 Comments

    this is why we war them

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    chopt_liver

    about 4 years ago

    354 Comments

    Thank God he was wearing his vest! Chalk up one for the good guys! Sure wonder if the wife even tried to warn them that he was comin back.

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