Police Officer shot dead

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  1. Sad news, a PC has been shot dead in Shropshire whilst investigating a domestic incident.

    BBC News report
  2. Another sad loss. RIP
  3. not good :( can we not stick all these mindless people on a plane with their guns and knives then dump them in basra?

    interesting to see how long they would last..
  4. Terrible, Terrible news. I felt sick when I heard the first reports on the news this morning. My prayers and thoughts to his family and friends. The Police today have a thankless job, and don't get the respect from society that they deserve.
  5. Once the policeman is dead the gunman knows suicide is his main option.....an armed policeman would have spared him the choice of being a suicidal murderer
  6. Absolute tragedy. Thoughts with colleagues, family and friends.
  7. No police officer should have to die while carrying out his or her duty.

    RIP and condolences to family and friends
  8. RIP

    A dreadful - perhaps avoidable - tragedy, to judge from all available news info.

    I have unlimited admiration for those who police the UK in the current climate. No other nation's police could do it better, or even come close.

    But this incident is certainly not a good argument for the routine arming of police in GB.
  9. Another tragedy on our streets R.I.P
  10. RIP, thoughts with the Family....

    Couldn't agree more, hope there is no 'knee jerk' reaction over this terrible incident.
  11. Sad news. RIP
  12. As my local force I pass my sincerest condolances to the family and friends.
  13. RIP Constable.
  14. spike7451

    spike7451 RIP

    Just got a news text on my mobil.

    RIP Sir,
    sincere condolences to the family & friends.
  15. RIP.

    There will never be a fully-armed police force in this country. The majority of coppers do not wish to carry firearms.

    Therefor, sadly, incidents like this are inevitible; even more Armed Response units would not prevent some poor, unarmed copper being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

    A compromise might be possible: allow any police officer who feels he needs to carry a firearm and who can pass the tests/training, to do so. So a "normal" copper, rather than a member of an elite/specialist unit, would be able to carry a firearm as part of his/her normal duties.

    It's a dangerous job, and getting more so every year. So police officers must be allowed to protect themselves in anyway the deem necessary.

    Or how can we expect them to protect us?