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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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    amramhakohen

    over 4 years ago

    206 Comments

    How did that POS even live to be 61 without getting popped years ago?

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    Canival9885

    over 4 years ago

    380 Comments

    Good riddance to bad rubbish.

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    Daysend

    over 4 years ago

    902 Comments

    Thank god that rotten drunk was a bad shot. Don't these stupid criminals learn? They think ambushing and shooting cops is the -in- thing to do? Don't they read or hear about the part where most of these shooters are Dead or Arrested?

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    TrojanSkyCop

    over 4 years ago

    532 Comments

    Thank God for the officer's safety and survival. Good shooting, and bye-bye bad guy, boo-freakin'-hoo.

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    mmarchesi

    over 4 years ago

    2686 Comments

    The POS Drunk got what he deserved; "I'll take a shot and a beer, oh yea, toss in a bit of lead poisoning while you're at it, cuz I'm an idiot."

    I'm glad the Officer will be OK; thank God he was wearing his vest.

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    gunnerv1

    over 4 years ago

    120 Comments

    I know that in Indiana, you can not be released to anyone until an 8 hour period has elasped plus you get to "blow" in the tube.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    blucas: they're not thinking. That's the problem.

    Us: 1. Them: 0. Keep up the good work, all!

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    blucas80

    over 4 years ago

    1002 Comments

    What are people thinking these days!!

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    Flatbush

    over 4 years ago

    58 Comments

    Officer Conley, you have certainly been blessed! You are wished a speedy recovery! A Safe Year ahead.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Quick recovery to the officer

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    ladynblue

    over 4 years ago

    522 Comments

    great

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    orangebomber01

    over 4 years ago

    1008 Comments

    Finally one for the good guys!

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    kadan

    over 4 years ago

    626 Comments

    Thank God Officer Conley for your vest. God has something special in mind for you. Job well done.

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    184retired

    over 4 years ago

    3806 Comments

    Maybe this is a good reason not to release a DUI until they sober up...Amen meanstreets!!!!

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    aussie4

    over 4 years ago

    5328 Comments

    All this pain over a dui.......... God was watching down on you, Leo Conley. Well done by all.

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