Monday, February 12, 2018

February: more standoffs between police officers and veterans

1 Identity released of handcuffed suspect who shot deputy
KHOU 11 News February 2, 2018
Matthew Vincent Cobb, 35, allegedly shot a deputy while handcuffed. The incident happened Wednesday evening and lasted until early Thursday morning at a home on Kiplands Way Drive in north Harris County.
2 Affidavit: Man pointed handgun at Jasper County sheriff during brief standoff
KTRE ABC 9 News February 9, 2018
After Duhon was transported to the sheriff’s office to await an evaluation by the Veteran’s Affairs Office, the deputy sat with him. Duhon eventually got “extremely agitated” and demanded they let him go home.

3 Armed suspect in standoff taken to hospital

Carolina Coast Online News Times February 10, 2018
According to Capt. Wilder, neighbors said the man, a Marine Corps veteran, had been in the hospital Friday night, but came home and was seen by neighbors Saturday morning outside the house with a gun and wearing a helmet and military clothing. 

4 Standoff at Rockland hotel ends after nearly five hours

Press Herald February 11, 2018 

During that time, he was ranting about a variety of things, saying he was a veteran and wanted more respect. He also said that all he wanted earlier in the morning was food and the dining area was not open, so he got the food himself.
5 Korean War Veteran facing eviction
February 13, 2018
A despondent military veteran — slated for eviction because of complaints about his service dogs, Roxie and Ranger — was shot to death after police say he pointed a gun at officers on Monday afternoon near Homestead. Raymond Bishop, 84, died inside his home at the Hidden Grove apartments. Miami-Dade police officers had rushed to the home after receiving a call of an armed man threatening to kill himself.

6 Police Wound Standoff Suspect Barricaded In Churchill Home
February 14, 2018
The sound of gunfire was in the air as SWAT officers tried to get the 50-year-old man inside of the home to surrender.“He is a Navy SEAL war veteran. They said he had high-powered weapons in his home,: said neighbor Tami Warfield.
7 Richmond man shot himself at home just before being arrested, police say
February 15, 2018
RICHMOND — A local man who shot and killed himself Thursday at his home was about to be arrested for allegedly receiving stolen property, including a motorboat, when he grabbed a handgun out of his truck and shot himself in front of authorities, according to police.
And yes, he was a veteran.
Family of Richmond man say PTSD, medication factors in shooting death
A Richmond man who shot and killed himself earlier this month as he was about to be arrested at his home over allegations of stolen property suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder stemming from his four tours of duty with the Army in Iraq, where he witnessed his best friend since kindergarten get killed in a mortar attack, according to the man’s family.

8 Deputy stabbed in face by man while serving mental health order in Prince George's Co.
February 19, 2018
A family member had asked the sheriff’s office to serve the order on the 38-year-old veteran, who neighbors say the night before had been yelling and swearing and smashing sticks on the ground. After stabbing Romanchick, the man went up on the home’s roof. That led to an hours-long standoff that shut down nearby Route 1.
9 Veteran shot by deputies suffered from PTSD, parents say V.A. failed to provide better help 
February 20, 2018
Right out of high school Ryan Batchelder joined the army. "He went over to Afghanistan. He left as my little boy and when he came back he just wasn’t the same." said Lisa. Ryan’s mother Lisa says he never talked about his time in Afghanistan, only mentioning that one day he switched shifts with a friend, and that friend was killed in an attack.

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