How they deal with cop killers in Florida

By all accounts, from my sources in the Hawkes Bay, Len Snee was a stand up pillar of society. My thoughts go out to his family.

Back in 2006 a similar case occured in Florida;

LAKELAND, Fla.  —  Officers fired 110 rounds of ammunition at the man suspected of killing a sheriff’s deputy, killing the suspect, according to an autopsy released by the sheriff’s office.

Angilo Freeland — who was suspected of fatally shooting the deputy after being pulled over for speeding Thursday — was hit 68 times by the SWAT team members’ shots, the examination released Saturday showed.

He also was suspected of wounding a deputy and killing a police dog.

Freeland’s death ended a nearly 24-hour manhunt that forced schools to lock down and families to stay indoors as about 500 officers scoured the woods.

Note the Silly First Name. Now how this was resolved was that the bad guy was shot 68 times. Why 68 times?

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said he was not concerned by the number of shots fired.

“You have to understand, he had already shot and killed a deputy, he had already shot and killed a K-9 and he shot and injured another deputy,” Judd said by phone Saturday. “Quite frankly, we weren’t taking any chances.”

Ten SWAT officers surrounded Freeland on Friday as he hid beneath brush and a fallen tree in a rural area. Authorities say he raised the gun belonging to the deputy he had killed, prompting nine officers to fire.

I suspect the only reason 110 rounds was all that was fired was that’s all the ammunition they had,” Judd said. “We were not going to take any chance of him shooting back.”

I think this case in Napier should be perhaps resolved the same way.

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