March 13th, 2011
12:53 AM ET

NY police tight-lipped about officer's shooting

Police in New York are expected to release more information Sunday about the shooting death of a Nassau County officer that they are calling accidental.

The officer was shot about 8 p.m. ET while responding to a call of a suspicious person walking with weapons in Long Island's Massapequa Park, the Nassau County Police said.

The department did not release any other details about the shooting, other than to say the officer was part of the special operations bureau, which carries out high-risk search warrant executions and anti-gang operations.

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  1. MXD

    Sounds very "Training Day".

    March 13, 2011 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  2. ViperGlock

    Who "trains" these people??

    "After the suspect was shot about 8:20 p.m. ET, a Nassau County cop stepped inside the home.

    An MTA officer, standing near the door, saw the gun and shot the cop in the face".


    March 13, 2011 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  3. jack

    The Dayton Police Department is lowering its testing standards for recruits. So get used to more retards running around with guns friendly firing.

    March 13, 2011 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  4. AlphaBeast

    D@mn you liberals sure do hate police officers! The irony here is that you would all be extinct if there were no police! LMAO!! Beta-humans need cops PERIOD.

    March 13, 2011 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
    • ViperGlock


      Your name should be OmegaBeast. I hate liberals as much as I do idiots that don't know how to safely use firearms.

      March 13, 2011 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  5. SlapRackTap

    Finally, a CNN comment with board with some cogent, intelligent arguments. Thanks ThinBlue and SGT J! That an officer was killed is indeed terrible. Everyone should go home to their family at the end of the workday. Thanks for bringing up the fact that it is a job and that its inherent dangers are part of it. I feel the same way about our military. You know what you are getting into when you sign the line. While I celebrate the sacrifices that our service members make, I do not tolerate those who pretend like the country owes them something. The taxpayers gave you a job, you are welcome. The same goes for police, fire and EMS. I digress. (I served green, blue, and red.)

    IF, this turns out to be blue on blue, the next step is the demand for more training. The truth is that not all police officers are trained to SWAT levels like the general public often thinks. The academy in South Carolina for instance is only 9 weeks and is taught at a 10th grade level! Weapons handling is given a large portion of that time but still only represents less than 50% of the course. A number of those people never held a weapon before the class. After that, most departments only require yearly qualification. I have personally seen officers on the street that do not even know how to hold a handgun properly. Bottom line is that it takes a lot of practice and is never mastered. The constant need for training usually takes a back burner to money or politics. Sad.

    The underlying problem with most departments is that the job of police officer is thankless and pays little. Therefore, open positions attract less qualified people who are looking to collect a paycheck. There is often little money to promote self-improvement outside of the job and just as little motivation. Until taxpayers demand more qualified people to fill these roles and cough up the money to hire those people the police hating culture on America will continue. Unnecessary officer injuries and/or death will also happen until we train them to an acceptable level of proficiency. I apologize for the rant. I extend my condolences to the LE community for the loss of a brother and I hope that the truth comes out in this matter. Whatever happened, it is my sincere wish that measures are taken to insure that everything possible is done to avoid it happening again.

    March 13, 2011 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  6. Mmmmm

    Trigger happy cops are murderers and should be remove from duty and jailed. Police are highly trained professionals who are supposed to be sure before shooting and not harm the unarmed and innocent. Another problem is their corrupt image and behavior that generate these comments. The
    mayor and police chief and leadership should respect of like of the people they are called to serve and respect and protect. Police are moving toward us versus them view. Even the crimminal deserves the same. The taxpayers have supported your households and provided you with all you need to do the job well. The taxpayer are not financing hit men they financing good men who endear the community and made a sacrifice to protect the community. Hiring bullies whose actions are always motivated by hatredness are not what any community need.

    March 13, 2011 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  7. Vinmega

    Cops need to learn how to shoot. All this story is saying is that the cop was killed by another cop. The cops dont practice enough. Many cops are not 'gun guys' which is a shame because its a tool they use. Its like being a plumber and not knowing how to weld too well. I have seem many cops do stupid things with guns. This is a shame. All of these cops need gun skill training.

    March 13, 2011 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  8. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Having worked in law enforcement it's a "secret society" today and always will be but I must admit the largest majority of officers are our Nations best.

    March 13, 2011 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  9. M Murray

    The biggest question is why was an off duty MTA cop who lives in the neighborhood breaching a house with Nassau County Police ESU? He was not part of the dept or the higly trained team that went in. He was the one the shooter. Why would NCPD ESU allow him to enter the house with them? All the guys on that team that went in were the elite highly trained unit who perform very specific tasks. Why was an armed amatuer who was not officially involved in any way allowed to "go along"–I doubt it was due to a lack of manpower–now they are keeping quiet because maybe they are looking at the shooter and trying to answer the same thing themselves.

    March 13, 2011 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  10. OinkOinkOink

    As a former Correctional Officer, I can tell you a few things about the penitentiary. One thing is the officers are scared of prison gangs and getting shanked. Therefore the gangs run the prison and kill or injure the bosses who truly do their job. Officers become dirty by manipulation, intimidation, and the fear of bieng snitched on by an offender for doing something dirty. Dirty bosses are the norm and will get the word out about shakedowns, Urine Analysis, and Office of the Inspector General investigations. Its amazing how the entire prison turns into a Coyote Lullaby when a drug dog is walking through the sallyport out of view of any inmates. Its a dirty boss who let the cat out of the bag. Bosses frequently tell other inmates what another inmates travel card says and the nature of the crime committed. With that bieng said, COP KILLERS enter the prison as heros and are taken care of by the other inmates who actually live their and will intimidate any boss who steps on their toes. In Texas their is a gang called the "Tango Blast" which is a bunch of Mexicans who really hate cops and none of the guards will mess with them because they are huge. Robocops get shanked, chunked on, and assaulted at maximum security prisons and the offender is put on a pedestal.

    March 13, 2011 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  11. Nyfootball88

    It was a white cop who was killed, but good call Jomo to get Race involved, I seriously doubt someone as ignorant as you was ever a cop

    March 13, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Daina

    @'zjones'; your dad was a cop who worked in sales and graduated from law school by age 33? How many minutes was he on the force for?

    March 13, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chuck

    First, God bless this officer, family and colleagues for the loss of their loved one.

    To those who bash the cops.... who of u would call them if crap hit the fan?

    Don't judge.... the officer who shot him, isn't the convicted felon. He gives his life to take them off the streets for every one of us. He has to live with that the rest of his life..... an accident while doing more good on that raid, than just anyone on here in their lifetime.

    I'm not a LEO

    March 13, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  14. banasy

    My condolences to the family of the police officer.

    And, actually, I really, *really* doubt that political part affiliation has *anything* whatsoever to do with being a police officer. Th e red states have police departments too, correct?

    March 13, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Stanley

    JomoDaMusicMan you are a damn IDIOT!

    March 13, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
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