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Officer Defends His Family During Intrusion At Own Home

Officer Defends His Family During Intrusion At Own Home

Associated Press

April 20, 2011

YUKON, OK — A retired Yukon firefighter was shot and killed by a Piedmont police officer after forcing his way into the officer’s home in Yukon.

Police say 47-year-old Devin Nemecek was killed Tuesday by officer Jack Neumann

Yukon police spokeswoman Klare Ly said Neumann returned home to find Nemecek banging on a door. Ly said Nemecek forced his way into the home and began attacking Neumann before he was shot.

Nemecek’s son — Garrett Nemecek — told The Oklahoman that his father may have been hallucinating. He said his father used an oxygen tank because of injuries suffered fighting a fire and that he sometimes hallucinated when the oxygen level was low.

Police say the two men did not know each other. Neumann is on paid leave pending an investigation.

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    Tommy_Gentry

    over 3 years ago

    144 Comments

    It doesn't matter where the deceased worked at, the important part is that the officer and his family are safe. The officer did what anybody worth a dime would do, protect his home and family.

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    RnG78

    over 3 years ago

    104 Comments

    I would of done the same.

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    DWilkins

    over 3 years ago

    46 Comments

    Good work Officer Neumann in protecting your family!! It was good to hear the verbal commands from the Officer in the background giving the intruder the warning. Also a good thing to have it recorded on the 911 call.

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    Buster10

    over 3 years ago

    258 Comments

    Glad the Officer and Family are safe,,, Sad

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    amramhakohen

    over 3 years ago

    206 Comments

    What if the officer had not just gotten off his shift and was still at work? Did the mother of his children have a firearm to protect herself and her babies ?????

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    Halefo5

    over 3 years ago

    166 Comments

    Sad situation indeed, May Yahweh bless them all.

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    tangohammerli

    over 3 years ago

    46 Comments

    The dynamics of escalation of force, were adhered to. The officer did everything he could to avoid this unfortunate outcome. Prayers to both families as well as the community at large whom both of these men bravely served..

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    BlueKnight4023

    over 3 years ago

    820 Comments

    WOW, now that's what I call protecting your family!
    It hasn't been the 1st time nor will it be the last an officer has had to defend their family at home.
    After most incident's, the suspect is reffered as the victim from the friends, family, community.
    As stated below.. The former firefighter had issues. (some known, others unknown) Either way, glad to here the officer & their family is safe! May god bless all involved.

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    JBtcso3424

    over 3 years ago

    554 Comments

    This Is a sad incident indeed, My Heart goes out to all involved. But like everyone else has said already, this Officer had a duty to protect his family, and we don't know the reasons for thie retired Firefighter to act like this, but this was indeed a justified shoot from the looks of it. From what I could hear from the Spokeswoman, it sounded like the officer did try other tactics before shooting.

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    arroyol

    over 3 years ago

    696 Comments

    What a sad ending

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    copper380

    over 3 years ago

    2026 Comments

    Prayers for all involved.

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    wiseass0282

    over 3 years ago

    10982 Comments

    I have to hand it to the dispatcher, I couldn't understand anything the Officers wife was yelling into the phone. Sounds to me that the Officer did everything he could to get the man to stop his actions and leave and when assaulted, he did what he had to do to protect he and his family.

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    jims4

    over 3 years ago

    2610 Comments

    What a horrifying situation for the wife. Glad the family is well. Something went wrong with the firefighter and we can just pray for his family.

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    MH557

    over 3 years ago

    194 Comments

    Bump uncledennis on this one....

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    uncledennis1

    over 3 years ago

    23314 Comments

    Bummer.

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