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mahatmakanejeeves

(58,306 posts)
Tue Feb 1, 2022, 06:57 PM Feb 2022

Two Officers Killed, Man Taken Into Custody Near Bridgewater College

Source: Harrisonburg Daily News-Record

BREAKING ALERT CENTERPIECE

Two Officers Killed, Man Taken Into Custody Near Bridgewater College

DN-R News Desk Feb 1, 2022 Updated 5 min ago



Police approach a person of interest on the south bank of the North River in Bridgewater following a shooting at Bridgewater College Tuesday afternoon.

Daniel Lin / DN-R

A Bridgewater College campus law enforcement officer and campus safety officer were shot and killed Tuesday and a man was taken into custody by law enforcement following a large police and emergency responder presence at the school.

According to an email to students, faculty and staff from Bridgewater College President David Bushman, campus police officer John Painter and safety officer J.J. Jefferson died from their injuries. ... "These officers were close friends, known to many of us as the 'dynamic duo,'" Bushman wrote. ... The suspect, a male, was taken into custody at around 1:55 p.m., officials said.

The Town of Bridgewater sent an announcement at 1:30 p.m. saying the college issued an alert for an active shooter on campus and for those on campus to shelter in place. The Bridgewater Community Center is closed to the public and the town requested citizens avoid the college, and the area, at the time.

The Daily News-Record is waiting for more information.

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Read more: https://www.dnronline.com/news/breaking_news/man-taken-into-custody-near-bridgewater-college-after-active-shooter-situation/article_99e73e37-a4bc-5c1d-a968-e8ee6103ff37.html



Two officers were killed Tuesday afternoon in a shooting on the campus of Bridgewater College in Rockingham County, and a male suspect was arrested minutes later a half mile away on the bank of the North River.




https://richmond.com/two-officers-killed-in-bridgewater-college-shooting-and-a-suspect-has-been-arrested/link_f6532b2c-83b0-11ec-8cbc-df50fc0fb213.html

BREAKING

Two officers killed in Bridgewater College shooting, and a suspect has been arrested

7 min ago

Two officers killed in Bridgewater College shooting, and a suspect has been arrested
Two officers were killed Tuesday afternoon in a shooting on the campus of Bridgewater College in Rockingham County, and a male suspect was arrested minutes later a half mile away on the bank of the North River.

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The RTD is running late. Let's try someone else. It turns out that the Harrisonburg Daily News-Record is running the same story, with an almost identical address.

WOW

A man was taken into custody by law enforcement following an active shooter alert at Bridgewater College on Tuesday. Photo by Daniel Lin.
@DNRnews

https://dnronline.com/news/breaking_news/man-taken-into-custody-near-bridgewater-college-after-active-shooter-situation/article_99e73e37-a4bc-5c1d-a968-e8ee6103ff37.html



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Two Officers Killed, Man Taken Into Custody Near Bridgewater College (Original Post) mahatmakanejeeves Feb 2022 OP
That suspect in the pic had better not so much as scratch his nose, or he's Swiss cheese. Wingus Dingus Feb 2022 #1
Dang trumper. jimfields33 Feb 2022 #3
No kidding..looks like 20 guns pointing at him Demovictory9 Feb 2022 #9
Some say it's the video games, some it's the gangs, others say it's AndyS Feb 2022 #2
I've been trying to remember this song for a long time. GoneOffShore Feb 2022 #16
Dead Cops Are Just Collateral Damage In America's Love Affair With Guns & FREEDUMB! SoCalDavidS Feb 2022 #4
Police unions have been backing pro gun candidates for decades. Cattledog Feb 2022 #5
the gun lobby has been pouring $$$ into union leaders pockets for decades.... getagrip_already Feb 2022 #7
What state did this happen in? nt Wicked Blue Feb 2022 #6
looks like VA.... n/t getagrip_already Feb 2022 #8
Private Liberal Arts College tonekat Feb 2022 #10
Bridgewater, VA Jilly_in_VA Feb 2022 #12
That's what I'm wondering. 2naSalit Feb 2022 #13
Good question that we shouldn't have to ask from OP's; it's an annoying omission. ancianita Feb 2022 #15
If that prone suspect's skin were any color but white...he'd be dead. FailureToCommunicate Feb 2022 #11
+1 2naSalit Feb 2022 #14
Message auto-removed Name removed Feb 2022 #17

AndyS

(14,559 posts)
2. Some say it's the video games, some it's the gangs, others say it's
Tue Feb 1, 2022, 07:09 PM
Feb 2022

poverty and still others say it's single parent homes.

Makes no difference, every instance of gun violence has one thing in common: guns.

If it were up to me . . .

SoCalDavidS

(9,999 posts)
4. Dead Cops Are Just Collateral Damage In America's Love Affair With Guns & FREEDUMB!
Tue Feb 1, 2022, 07:40 PM
Feb 2022

One would think that cops would be the first to seek gun limitations, yet they're the exact opposite.

getagrip_already

(15,337 posts)
7. the gun lobby has been pouring $$$ into union leaders pockets for decades....
Tue Feb 1, 2022, 08:17 PM
Feb 2022

Not a huge leap of logic here. Money in, corruption out. People die.

Jilly_in_VA

(10,177 posts)
12. Bridgewater, VA
Tue Feb 1, 2022, 10:30 PM
Feb 2022

Bridgewater College is a private $ year college more or less associated with the Church of the Brethren (don't know how closely any more). It's a quiet, peaceful campus in a quiet little town where not much of anything happens. My husband's first wife (who by a quirk of fate was a friend long before I knew him) lives less than a mile from campus.

This guy was apparently not a student, just some a-whole apparently spoiling for a fight. I don't think VA has the death penalty but whatever, the dude is toast, even though CoB is one of the historic "peace churches".

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