Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Off-Duty Cop Hurt During Robbery Attempt


WHEC Reports:

An off-duty Irondequoit Police officer was injured Tuesday morning when someone tried to rob him.

Greece Police say the officer was walking his dog on Latta Road when an unknown man approached him, threatened him with a pair of scissors and demanded property.

Investigators say the off-duty officer, who is not being named, suffered injuries to his arms and shoulders during a physical altercation with the suspect. The officer’s injuries are not considered life-threatening.


Police say the suspect might have a facial wound as a result of the altercation.

The suspect is not in custody. Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or 581-4000


SCATS ~~ Even the off-duty cops aren't safe walking their dogs in Greece!? Time to get a license & a firearm.
   

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Latta Rd is several miles long. I wish the report was more specific about location. Altho I will guess it happened on the east end.

SCATS said...

To 5:37PM ~~ That's my assumption too. In the area of where Dewey & Latta come together. One TV news story mentioned "Spanish Trail." Is that in the area up there? I haven't had time to check it out yet.

Anonymous said...

Spanish Trail is on the far east end, not far from Lake Ave. Not surprising.

Anonymous said...

Of course it is near the Latte and Dewey or Latta and Lake intersections. Where else does a crime like this happen, SCATS? You have pointed out that all crime begins in the city or east side of Greece.

Anonymous said...

One website said 250 Latta Road. That is closer to Lake Ave. http://rochester.ynn.com/content/top_stories/597110/man-with-scissors-tries-to-rob-off-duty-police-officer/

SCATS said...

To 6:57PM ~~ I have NEVER, EVER said any such thing! But our PD would like you to believe that's where the crime starts ;)

To 7:51PM ~~ Thank you for clarifying. I heard them say specifically at the intersection with "Spanish Trail." I still haven't had a chance to look that up since I heard it at 6pm.

Anonymous said...

Spanish Trail and Spanish Grdn Apts are located in Greece. In order to get there,you must use the city owned portion of Latta Rd to get there. This weird configuration was a result of the annexation by the City of the Charlotte Area which at the time was all part of Greece. the boundaries were defined for the purpose of creating what was known as the FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT which was part of the deal with Greece that required the City to provide a tax free education for those children in those designated zones. Residents in those zones were required to pay a transportation tax to the FSD which maintained a fleet of their own buses. Check this out The average per household tax was about $ 55 per year and had no rider restriction as far as distance to their schools Essentially, a student could live next door to his school but entitled to ride a bus.
Of course that district was eliminated and GCSD took charge. At the time, local politician s touted the move as being beneficial to GCSD because it would result in more tax revenue for the district WHAT A JOKE It actually had the opposite effect a fact that we all know all to well as we are ALL saddled with the fallout in our school tax bill since then Yes ! Snow jobs took place even back then. Igot a little off topic but I thought some of you might be interested in a little Greece history.
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SCATS said...

TY 1:34PM. I had a feeling the annexation issue factored in somehow.

Oddly, when I looked up the area on the map, it calls the street Spanish Terrace, not Trail.

Anonymous said...

Who ever this goon was, he's damn lucky this cop wasn't packing. Some off duty cops do carry a side arm off duty.
I guess he LEFT HOME WITHOUT IT. It's a good bet he won't make that mistake again when walking in that area.

SCATS said...

To 2:42PM ~~ Great minds think alike ;)

Anonymous said...

From a different perspective . Would use of deadly force be justified? Not knowing all the facts the question would be , did this goon display a weapon of any kind. Wasthe cop in fear for his life? Rules for use of deadly force is different in many. Ways for a cop confronted with this situation than for an ordinary citizen encountering a similar situation. While general rules under the law are the same, a cop would be held to a higher burden to justify a shoot.
This would be especially true it the perp was a minority and the cop was white. The press and the minority community would take the position that the officer could have handled it with out use of deadly force. How many times have we seen this before.
For this reason,many cops do not carry when off duty. It could be a no win situation for him if he should kill someone in this situation.
Myself, I say blow the mother away, stay vertical and take the publicity and scrutiny that is sure to follow.

SCATS said...

To 4:40PM ~~ First of all, he was OFF DUTY. So he was Joe citizen at the time. Second, he was hurt enough he had to go to the hospital for medical attention to repair his arm & shoulder. Third, he was ATTACKED by a 20 yr. minority person wielding scissors after demanding his cell phone & other valuables. I'd say deadly force would be justfied. He had the right to defend himself! Why carry a licensed weapon if not for self-defense?

Anonymous said...

Scats I must correct you on the status of an off duty cop
A police officer while not on duty officially, he is never given the status of Joe citizen. State law and departmental regulations consider the job of police officer as a 24/7 commitment. He is duty bound and under oath to carry out the duties of his office whether or not he is on duty. Clearly, if he is victim of a crime or witnesses of a crime being committed, he is duty bound to take action to protect not only his life but the lives and possessions of citizens of this state. accordingly, all rules and regulation and laws governing the use of deadly force apply.For this reason, most cops do not carry off duty. FYI, Police officers of this state are not required to have a permit to carry an off duty weapon. However if he does and is acting lawfully under THE COLOR OF LAW he is justified to take what ever action necessary to protect lives and property.

SCATS said...

To 6:18PM ~~ Now, I must correct you regarding any cop being "duty bound to protect" anyone. They are NOT! I've learned that from previous arguments on here during GPD's meltdown.

Anonymous said...

Scats your comments are bias at best. In my post, I merely pointed out ,based on fact, What is containened on the CPL of the State of New York. Again your comments are personal and not based on the facts of applicable law.
They are consistant with your attitude toward the GPD in general. Not all police officers work for the Town of Greece and are generally committed to fulfilling their oath of office.

SCATS said...

To 8:54AM ~~ As I said, this is something I learned while running discussions on here. I stand by what I am saying. The citizens are essentially misled into believing that cops MUST "serve & protect." Legally, that is NOT the case. They are NOT required under law to risk their life to save your butt ;) That doesn't mean it doesn't happen.

Anonymous said...

Everytime a cop puts on his uniform, he is sworn to protect your butt, even though the butt he saves is not worth the risk. These professionals risk their lives every day for those they are sworn to protect who live in New York State. How about a little respect and appreciation please!!

Anonymous said...

I have been watching this tennis match between Scats and someone else.


Based on what I read here, my money is on the other guy.
Sorry Scats it is point, set and match.I think you have been ace 'd on this one.

SCATS said...

To 3:27PM ~~ This thread began with a discussion about an OFF-DUTY cop ;)

To 6:10PM ~~ You can bet on anyone you want to, just like you can believe in the Tooth Fairy, if you choose to.

To 8:54AM ~~ Really, it's time you get back to writing your book, isn't it? PLEASE DO NOT BOTHER WITH YOUR MENTION OF THIS BLOG SITE IN IT. We rue the day we ever helped back your campaign.