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Mon Aug 6, 2012, 12:54 PM

Wisconsin Temple Shooting Hero Cop Brian Murphy Shot 8 Times, Waves Off Aid

Source: ABC

A police officer shot at least eight times in the neck and extremities outside the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis, waved off fellow officers attempting to rescue him and indicated they should assist others still inside.

Lt. Brian Murphy, 51, was shot Sunday and is now recovering in the hospital after a second surgery, Oak Creek Police Chief John Edwards said. The 21-year veteran of the police force is expected to survive.

" received eight or nine gunshot wounds, to extremities and also to the cheek area and the neck," Edwards said. "He was in very close proximity to the shooter. When he arrived, he came upon someone who was injured, and he was going to assist that individual when the shooter came around him, close to his squad, and hit him at a close distance."

The officer was wearing a bullet proof vest, Edwards said.

Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/US/wisconsin-temple-hero-cop-brian-murphy-shot-times/story?id=16939854



Let's hear it for the cop, says he's going to live.

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Reply Wisconsin Temple Shooting Hero Cop Brian Murphy Shot 8 Times, Waves Off Aid (Original post)
bemildred Aug 2012 OP
Scuba Aug 2012 #1
heaven05 Aug 2012 #6
hootinholler Aug 2012 #8
progressivebydesign Aug 2012 #2
twizzler Aug 2012 #3
Historic NY Aug 2012 #9
Daemonaquila Aug 2012 #12
twizzler Aug 2012 #14
xtraxritical Aug 2012 #15
TahitiNut Aug 2012 #16
twizzler Aug 2012 #19
d_r Aug 2012 #23
lutefisk Aug 2012 #25
AnotherMcIntosh Aug 2012 #27
iandhr Aug 2012 #4
msanthrope Aug 2012 #5
WCGreen Aug 2012 #7
Ruby the Liberal Aug 2012 #10
postulater Aug 2012 #11
sdfernando Aug 2012 #13
TahitiNut Aug 2012 #18
geardaddy Aug 2012 #21
PfcHammer Aug 2012 #17
Justice wanted Aug 2012 #20
Spitfire of ATJ Aug 2012 #22
freshwest Aug 2012 #24
Evergreen Emerald Aug 2012 #26
bemildred Aug 2012 #28

Response to bemildred (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 12:59 PM

1. Scott Walker thinks Murphy is a free-loader.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 01:37 PM

6. hey

walker said it. It just shows the irresponsible spew holes these FOOLS have.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 02:06 PM

8. No, I don't think so

Walker I'm sure knows the value of police. He's just such an asshole that he is willing to screw them to keep his pals rich.

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Response to bemildred (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 01:03 PM

2. First responder HERO... Glad that he is going to pull through.

and Gov. Walker is the biggest jerk and hypocrite even mentioning the first responders in his remarks.

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Response to bemildred (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 01:05 PM

3. A true hero in my estimation.

 

For all those that bash cops, read this.

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Response to twizzler (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 02:13 PM

9. +1...

The man in the arena.

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Response to twizzler (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 02:30 PM

12. I'm proud to bash cops as a group.

Occasionally, one proves to be a hero. I also am proud to celebrate those guys. But until police forces prove that they can be trusted by the people and are there for the people, there is no reason to respect police.

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Response to Daemonaquila (Reply #12)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 02:36 PM

14. It's far more than occasionally

 

and I know this from experience. But you have your opinion and I have facts and real world experience.

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Response to Daemonaquila (Reply #12)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 02:41 PM

15. Yeah, well, it's a "job" they applied for

 

if they can't take the heat get out of the kitchen. No, I wouldn't do it.

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Response to twizzler (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 02:45 PM

16. There are few people better than good cops

... and few worse than bad ones.

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Response to TahitiNut (Reply #16)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 02:55 PM

19. +1000

 

In my 35 years, I never once abused my shield, never abused a detained suspect, never abused a prisoner. I went into LE with the promise to myself that I would treat everyone as I wanted to be treated.
Did I ever have to use force on someone, of course, but I never ever went beyond what was needed to subdue some one who wanted to fight.
Every rookie I trained I passed on to them my philosophy of police work, treat people with respect and 99.9999999999999% of the time the respect would be returned.
And your right, bad cops were the worse because they dragged the whole dept. down with them and I also had no use for those that would defend a bad cop. They were just as complicit as the bad cop.

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Response to twizzler (Reply #19)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 04:46 PM

23. I know that power can go to some people's heads

And I know that there have been horrible abuses, but every cop I ever dealt with seemed like a good person, and I honestly believe the vast majority are. Thanks for all you do.

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Response to twizzler (Reply #19)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 10:31 PM

25. Thank you, Officer twizzler





I wish more people would live by that philosophy in their jobs and lives in general.

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Response to twizzler (Reply #19)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 12:22 AM

27. It's good to see that this cop did his job in an heroic manner and will survive. You say that you

 

have 35 years experience as a cop and you never abused your shield. Not "once," you say.

I suspect that we don't hire angels to be police officers. If anyone is an angel after 35 years, it has to be a rarity.

1. How many times while wearing your shield did you look the other way when your fellow officers were using excessive force?

2. How many times while wearing your shield did you remain silent when your fellow officers were using unnecessary force to punish civilians to demonstrate their authority, to retaliate against those who did not show what they perceived to be sufficient deference, or just for the fun of it?

3. How many times while wearing your shield did you do nothing while your fellow officers took illegal steroids so they could bulk up, be stronger, and be meaner? How many times have you done nothing while seeing " 'roid rage" from those taking such steroids?

You say that you disapproved of "bad cops" and that you "had no use for those that would defend a bad cop."

Yet what are the odds that someone who would openly criticize "bad cops" would last for 35 years?

I wholeheartedly agree with you that those who "would defend a bad cop" are "just as complicit as the bad cop."

Will you agree that cops that look the other way, who remain silent, and take no action, while under a duty to uphold the law, are just as complicit as bad cops? And that by looking the other way, by remaining silent, and by taking no action, they have abused their shields?

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Response to bemildred (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 01:28 PM

4. Really glad he is going to make it. He is a hero.

So are the trauma doctors and nurses who saved his life and the ones working to save the other victims. And the EMT as well.

If there is anyone I missed feel free to add.

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Response to bemildred (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 01:33 PM

5. Well done, Patriot. nt

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Response to bemildred (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 01:49 PM

7. Truly a Hero whether he wants to admit it or not.

There are thousands of men and women dedicated to serving and protecting the community.

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Response to bemildred (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 02:15 PM

10. I can't even imagine the adrenaline that must have been coursing

for him to take 8 shots and still have the presence of mind to decline help and redirect it to the victims.

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Response to bemildred (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 02:20 PM

11. Another hero is the President of the Temple.

His nephew just told me that several years ago he (the uncle) funded the building of the temple by himself. He owns service stations in the area.

He was in the business office yesterday morning when he heard the ruckus. He told his wife to hide in the closed then went out and confronted the man with a knife, wounding the shooter.

But he was overcome by the shooter, knocked down and shot.

He bled out before the paramedics could get to him and died later at the hospital.

Even the FBI were telling his family that he was a hero and probably saved lives.

Happy the cop made it and was so brave.

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Response to postulater (Reply #11)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 02:35 PM

13. Thank you!

I was just going to post about this man. A truly selfless act and the very best of humanity. I still cannot understand why humanity can be so inhumane.

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Response to postulater (Reply #11)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 02:51 PM

18. It's truly heartening when people have enough integrity ...

... to act according to the tenets of their faith. It is one of the five fundamental tenets of Sikhism to defend other human beings and stand up against tyranny. Actions ... and not mere lip service.

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Response to postulater (Reply #11)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 03:47 PM

21. Thanks for posting that.

He's also quite a hero!

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Response to bemildred (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 02:46 PM

17. Bad ass right there

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Response to bemildred (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 03:25 PM

20. One of the Rare Cops now at days. I needed to see a article

where a cop actually went above and beyond for his fellow citizens and humans.


Too many stories of cops being asses and doing rude "Above the law"Things just really soured me against all in uniform.

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Response to bemildred (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 03:48 PM

22. I've seen bullet wounds that don't bleed.

Sounds like the vest saved this cop's life all right.

His gallantry merits the equivalent of a Distinguished Service Cross.

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Response to bemildred (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 09:18 PM

24. So glad he was wearing the vest. No wonder they spend money on gear with these wackos running loose.

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Response to bemildred (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 10:37 PM

26. I salute him

He is a hero.

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Response to bemildred (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 01:52 PM

28. Disparate heroes in Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting

Nice pic of the Sikh leader. He went looking for a guy with a gun with a butter knife.

OAK CREEK, Wis. They couldn't have come from two more different worlds: One of them, Lt. Brian Murphy, a classic New York-style cop with more than two decades on the streets. The other, Satwant Singh Kaleka, a deeply religious native of India who came to the U.S. as an impoverished immigrant and made his way up buying gas stations.

Yet here they were, both cut to the ground and shedding blood at different parts of the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin on Sunday. Both had come up against the gunman whose murderous path ultimately left six people dead. Murphy was armed with a police weapon, Kaleka with a butter knife. Both paid dearly, Kaleka with his life, Murphy nearly so he lies critically wounded in a hospital, but is expected to survive.

The pain of tragedy seems always to be accompanied by a search for a compensating story of courage. In Oak Creek, there are two such accounts. The public has seized on Murphy and Kaleka as the heroes, their desperate bids to halt the gunman's rampage being told and retold in community halls, in newspapers and on talk radio programs.

FBI agents hugged Kaleka's son before telling him how his 65-year-old father had confronted the much younger gunman with the knife, keeping him away from his wife and other temple followers.

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-milwaukee-sikh-shootings-heroes-20120807,0,1968166.story

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