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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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    HCSO531

    over 4 years ago

    248 Comments

    Great JOB OUTSTANDING, Hope if your married your wife stays on you like mine does about the vest... Hmmm sounds like your smart enough to wear yours..

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    Twinker

    over 4 years ago

    1776 Comments

    Thank GOD he was smart and had his vest!! i'm always on my husband to wear his vest. Even on off duty jobs, you never know what you wil come in contact with, or have to break from the job to be back-up. He hates the thing in this FL heat, but I keep telling him I'd rather be married to you than be a rich widow!! Please, all the LEOs on here, here me when I tell you...PLEASE, don't get complacent... There is no such thing as being able to "read" someone to guage your safety!! Even the devel himself, can smile! You are too appreciated (at least by this girl). I grieve for every LEO and pray for their families when a LEO is lost. I'm a friend to you all.

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    chrissanders

    over 4 years ago

    5232 Comments

    Great job. Get well soon Officer Conley.

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    bleu1240

    over 4 years ago

    312 Comments

    Ya gotta love that silent partner that always watches your back. God Speed your recovery.

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    mhare

    over 4 years ago

    424 Comments

    A good outcome? Amazing! Great job and recover quickly.

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    mkiprotection

    over 4 years ago

    2384 Comments

    Great job and heal up brother!

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    Jonas

    over 4 years ago

    42222 Comments

    Glad you're going to be ok sir!!!!!!!!!!

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    Euro

    over 4 years ago

    942 Comments

    Great Job !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    JP503

    over 4 years ago

    7616 Comments

    Good job

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    With the way things are these days I think all of you LEO"s should pretty much sleep in your vests! Speedy recovery Officer Conley!

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    RetCop9855

    over 4 years ago

    30 Comments

    "You ani't dressed if you ani't wearing your vest" My motto for 25 years on the force!

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    Dutch101

    over 4 years ago

    1654 Comments

    Good job officers. Speedy recovery to Officer Conley

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    jakesdad

    over 4 years ago

    298 Comments

    Well Done Officers.

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    BklynsFinest347

    over 4 years ago

    2016 Comments

    Thank God for his vest!! NEVER leave the precinct for patrol without it...

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    harris003

    over 4 years ago

    8 Comments

    Thank God he had that vest on. God bless him and his family why they deal with this.

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