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Deputy Attacked by Transient with Knife

Associated Press

April 09, 2010

ORLANDO, Fla. — Authorities in central Florida say an Orange County sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a homeless man who threatened him with a knife.

Sheriff’s reports state the shooting happened early Friday after a deputy tried to confiscate a knife and other items from a transient at a gas station in Orlando.

The man allegedly punched the deputy in the face and ran away.

Authorities say a struggled ensued in which the deputy fired his Taser, missed, and ran after the man. When the deputy caught up to him, the homeless man allegedly pulled out a knife.

That’s when investigators say the deputy fired his weapon.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the shooting.

Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/04/09/1570906/authorities-deputy-shoots-kills.html#ixzz0kc66pb2F


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    lawsoldier92

    over 4 years ago

    42 Comments

    Glad to hear the deputy is ok, it's unfortunate that the homeless person lost his life. However that is how we are trained to defend ourselves on a daily basis when you look at the escalation of force!

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    bfriskey

    over 4 years ago

    980 Comments

    Florida IS getting ALOTT of thousand yarders..Spooky, dangerous, and dirty who like to spit....Enjoy

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    Weberstudios

    over 4 years ago

    204 Comments

    We are learning about stuff like this in the academy right now. The situation was tense, uncertain, and rapidly evolving so the officer had the right to fire his weapon. GOOD SHOOT!

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    Jonas

    over 4 years ago

    42242 Comments

    Thanks for stealing my thunder buddy! LOL! bump rsironron.

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    Robocop33

    over 4 years ago

    14618 Comments

    Here's is another replay.....BOOM!, end of story.

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    rsironron

    over 4 years ago

    5220 Comments

    Moron brought a knife to a gun fight, glad the officer is okay, he did what he was trained to do.

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    AKangel

    over 4 years ago

    4972 Comments

    Glad the officer went home after end shift....

    Thanks sbudno, Great training video

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    usa_24

    over 4 years ago

    5022 Comments

    Good to hear the officer went home safe. Some people are crazy.

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    Whalewatcher

    over 4 years ago

    11196 Comments

    Edged weapons are no joke. Glad the deputy is OK.

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    NiceLikeDat

    over 4 years ago

    42 Comments

    Florida is getting crazy people!

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    uncledennis1

    over 4 years ago

    23296 Comments

    Good ending to a bad situation. The "Big Sleep"

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    sbudno

    over 4 years ago

    202 Comments

    I am happy that this officer is alive I think this should serve as an insight as to just how deadly knives can be; they are obviously deadly but I think just how devastating they are is often downplayed
    **GRAPHIC**
    http://www.orlandokuntao.com/mf_armed_assailant.html

    Dont underestimate a knife. Any knife. Be safe.

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    mkiprotection

    over 4 years ago

    2384 Comments

    Another good shoot! Glad he is ok!

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    copper5817

    over 4 years ago

    892 Comments

    The most important thing you do in a day's work is GO HOME!

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    Perl

    over 4 years ago

    1498 Comments

    Great Job Buddy!
    ~Wf

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