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A National Recognition for Seattle Officer

Associated Press

April 09, 2010

SEATTLE —The Seattle police officer who shot cop-killer Maurice Clemmons has been named the Officer of the Month for March by the National Law Enforcement Officers memorial Fund.

Benjamin Kelly killed Clemmons in a confrontation on Dec. 1, two days after he killed four Lakewood officers.

A King County inquest jury decided Wednesday that Kelly had reason to fear for his life when he shot Clemmons. Clemmons was reaching for a gun that he had taken from one of the slain officers.

Kelly is a five-year veteran of the Seattle Police Department. He’ll be honored at an awards luncheon during National Police Week next year in Washington, D.C.


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    DALLASCRANE

    about 4 years ago

    19382 Comments

    Excellent. The citizen's are sleeping safer once again. Congratulations and well deserved Officer.

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    Scurge

    over 4 years ago

    1232 Comments

    It seriously took more than 4 mos to gather info/evidence, process it, present it to an inquest jury for them to look at and then come to a decision that Officer Kelly had reason to believe he feared for his life? At least they were thorough about it.

    I concur, Officer of the year!!!

  • Fallenherobadge-3-1_max50_max50

    CAZ

    over 4 years ago

    1428 Comments

    OFFICER GOES HOME SUBJECT IS STOPPED!!! Enough said. Congrats

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    HEYSARGE

    over 4 years ago

    16726 Comments

    Perfect

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    I know that the "inquest" was just a formality.. but obviously such a waste of time. Officer Kelly not only saved his life that nite..but others too. They should erect a statue in his honor! Congrats on a well deserved award.

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    Jonas

    over 4 years ago

    42222 Comments

    Wait a minute. Stop the music. Hold the phone, and all those corny comments. Am I seeing things? This is a good Cop story from AP!!! Officer Kelly is not just an Officer of the Month. He's a hero!!!

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    Robocop33

    over 4 years ago

    14618 Comments

    Outstanding! I concur wholeheartedly!

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    AKangel

    over 4 years ago

    4972 Comments

    Congratulations Officer Kelly! You Rock....
    God Bless You, Stay Safe...

  • Anonymous-killer-whale-232189_1__max50

    Whalewatcher

    over 4 years ago

    11194 Comments

    Congrats, Officer Kelly !!!! You did a tough job in an outstanding manner !!!!!!

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    A hero!

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Well deserved! Congrats!!!

  • Fallenherobadge-3-1_max160_max50

    Radiotelegrapher

    over 4 years ago

    2714 Comments

    Congrats

  • My_baby___me_max50

    NiceLikeDat

    over 4 years ago

    42 Comments

    Perfect ending to a loose cannon on the streets!

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    copper5817

    over 4 years ago

    892 Comments

    Yaay!

  • Pug_max600_max50

    DALLASCRANE

    over 4 years ago

    19382 Comments

    Congratulations Officer Kelly.

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