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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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    bfriskey

    over 4 years ago

    980 Comments

    Not far from home..Hit s a little harder. Now this LEO I may run into ,, I mean meet up with, and buy him dinner !! Well Done, Stay Safe, and go home , hug the Dog and feed the Wife ?? Or something like that ! But take a look around and just let it sink in....Go to church, Take a surprise vacation NEXT week , and then let it go.. Thanks You

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    farrell1963

    over 4 years ago

    108 Comments

    He looks like he'd just gotten out of the academy. After getting shot so young, I hope this doesn't affect his dedication to the Job.

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    MeanStreets949

    over 4 years ago

    2318 Comments

    Wear your vests......Wear your vests......Wear your vests......Wear your vests......Wear your vests......Wear your vests......Wear your vests......Wear your vests......

    OK, I'm done......

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    depgomez

    over 4 years ago

    692 Comments

    Thank the Lord he is safe. Lets take care of our vests guys.

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    Lighthouse23

    over 4 years ago

    174 Comments

    Thank God the officer is safe, Glad he had his vest

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    militarypolice09

    over 4 years ago

    72 Comments

    always wear your vest.

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    CAZ

    over 4 years ago

    1428 Comments

    Glad to hear the Subject will not be able to hurt anyone again. Officer goes home and the Subject get's his.

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    Hardcopy69

    over 4 years ago

    6082 Comments

    Wow.....Glad he had a vest

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    shaun741

    over 4 years ago

    2758 Comments

    Good job, demonstrates that vests should be warn at all times

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    36TR

    over 4 years ago

    7620 Comments

    Glad he had his vest on!!!

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    AKangel

    over 4 years ago

    4972 Comments

    GOOD ENDING! Thank God he had his vest on. Glad the Officer is ok

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    cmays

    over 4 years ago

    48 Comments

    Good shoot glad Patrolman Conley was wearing that vest.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Glad the officer will be OK.

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    buck

    over 4 years ago

    1290 Comments

    thank god for vest

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    Robofuzz

    over 4 years ago

    310 Comments

    Well - no need for a DWI trial now! :)

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