Monday, December 24, 2012

Greece Cop Injured At Webster Fire


Shooter Shrapnel Hits Off-Duty Cop

WHEC-TV Reports: "An off-duty Greece Police officer John Ritter was also injured. He was traveling behind the fire trucks that were responding to the incident. He was struck by gunfire and Greece Police say at least one round penetrated the windshield of Officer Ritter's vehicle. Officer Ritter suffered minor injuries to his arms and chest. He was treated and released and is resting at home. He is a 20-year veteran of the Greece Police Department."

SCATS ~~ Just wondering ... why would an off-duty cop be following the fire trucks in a distant town before dawn on Christmas Eve?
 

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

He was on his way to work. They work 6 to 2

Anonymous said...

He was driving to work. Wrong place Wrong time

Anonymous said...

Reported initially the GPD officer was on his way to work at GPD following the fire truck.

Additional reports say after taking fire through his windshield the GPD officer backed away, and secured a position keeping additional firemen from driving into the kill zone.

Anonymous said...

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/article/20121226/NEWS01/312260044/John-Ritter-Greece-police-Webster-shootings-fire

Anonymous said...

Any news on where/how the murderer got his hands on those weapons?

Anonymous said...

No comments from you about the woman from your backyard who bought the guns?

SCATS said...

To 7:35PM ~~ This entire saga epitomizes our country's problem with excessive and/or outrageous behaviors. It begins with a convicted criminal who previously hammered grandma to death - an outrageous act of violence. After "doing his time," we let him out of jail to make room for someone potentially even more warped, violent & dangerous to society.

A young woman befriends him and then apparently buys guns with his input at age 22. She either "loans them out" or he conveniently "steals" them from her car to act out his next excessively violent streak _ setting up 2 firemen and shooting them to death, wounding 3 others in the process.

As tragic as all of that is, the media & "community" (I use that term very loosely) overreact at the other end of the spectrum with a ridiculous (yes, it IS ridiculous) outpouring of fundraisers/donations and a "show of support" for a couple of men who died while doing their jobs. Most who opened their wallets or came to the services never met any of these people. They mistakenly believe that such actions on their part somehow "do good" in a situation that couldn't possibly be much worse. In reality it's a useless attempt to salve their own feelings of guilt, horror and fear, because no matter how many show up for the funerals, or how much $$ is raised, NOTHING OF SUBSTANCE HAS CHANGED TO PREVENT THE NEXT TIME!!

It's one big circle of outrageous, excessive and dysfunctional behavior on everyone's part that plays out over and over and over in our country every year. I guarantee you an even "worse" act will occur within the next few months no matter how many rooms are donated, how many dollars are raised, or how many teddy bears are collected.

Anonymous said...

personally I see nothing wrong with people reacting as you describe. Are these acts of support in some respect psychological in nature? Probably. Will these acts of kindness and support change anything to prevent this from happening again.?No but in reality it is not meant to. If these acts of kindness and support gives the donor a good personal feeling then I say good for them as in today's culture, it is very difficult to feel good about what is happening in this country.

Anonymous said...

I turned off the tv after about 3 minutes of the funeral. Its nothing more than a voyeuristic orgy of what should be some very private moments. Sickening. Leave the mourning families be!

SCATS said...

To 11:15AM ~~ Thank you for helping to make my point! When people die or get maimed in such crazy acts as this or Newtown Ct., we shouldn't be looking for ways to "give the donor a good personal feeling"! We should be looking for ways to STOP the insanity! And for a way to ensure the lives lost weren't lost in vain. Fundraisers and mob funerals aren't the answer.

To 8:34PM ~~ Better leave your TV off until tomorrow.

SCATS said...

To the person who wrote in today asking:
"Why would you even question why he was where he was?"

Because my question is at least as valid as yours, that's why.

I'm sorry, but I can't post the original comment due to an error message. If I find a way around it, I'll post it at that time.