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A Florida gunman, who shot and killed an officer and his police dog, was shot at 110 times and hit 68 times when SWAT team members found him the following day hiding in the woods under a tree trunk and he refused to show his hands. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said the fugitive would have been shot more, but the SWAT team ran out of bullets.

Angilo Freeland (pictured), 27, a suspected drug dealer, fled from police after he was pulled over in a routine traffic stop by Deputy Douglas Speirs. The deputy called for back-up and Deputy Vernon Matthew Williams answered the call with his police dog.

As they followed the suspect into the woods there was a "burst of gunfire" and Deputy Williams and his dog were killed and Speirs was wounded in the leg. An autopsy report revealed that Williams, 39, was shot eight times. He was shot once a close range behind his right ear and again in his right temple.

After a massive manhunt for the fugitive through the night, a SWAT team surrounded Freeland in a thickly wooded area hiding under a fallen tree. When he failed to show the officers both hands and they spotted a handgun in one of his hands, they opened fire. Freeland's autopsy showed that he was shot 68 times. An investigation of the scene revealed that police fired 110 rounds.

"That's all the bullets we had, or we would have shot him more," Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd told reporters.

See Also:
Accused of Killing Deputy, Suspect Shot 68 Times

Earlier Article:
Police Kill Florida Cop Killer

Comments

October 2, 2006 at 8:02 am
(1) bs19541 says:

Glad they got him,also saved us taxpayer the cost of feeding a killer for years, as far as the swat team, 62% of shots hit target?

October 2, 2006 at 6:19 pm
(2) Anger says:

All of those officers should be fired. We don’t need vengeful, trigger-happy commandos on the police force. That is ridiculous.

July 6, 2011 at 10:56 pm
(3) Lancer65 says:

At work point is a murderous criminal like this guy, not worth the taxpayers money to rot in prison. he took a life of someone who put his life on the line everyday to protect you. Just like if someone killed a member of your family, you would want vengeance. Law enforcement is a family and yes they got their vengeance and it was deserved. And on the matter of being trigger-happy, would it have mattered if they killed him with 1 bullet or 100.

October 24, 2011 at 11:07 am
(4) Andrew says:

Here’s the thing, though, you don’t know for sure that he was the one that shot the cop. It could have been the guy he was with that ran off that no one saw. This isn’t justice, this is vengeance. We’re above that, people.

October 3, 2006 at 6:58 pm
(5) Dianne Betsey says:

The Swat Team and the Sheriff of Polk County need to be arrested and tried for the execution style murder of Angilo Freeland. Their duty was to apprehend Freeland and, if need be, kill him. They were not hired to judge, jury and sentence to death anybody! Sixty-eight (68) out of a hail of 110 bullets is an execution and sounds premeditated to me.

October 3, 2006 at 9:25 pm
(6) debsgalaxy says:

The cop murderer did NOT show his hands when asked.
He WANTED to be shot, sometimes guilty people “ask” to be killed because they can’t take life anymore.
YEAH! SWAT team!!!

October 4, 2006 at 1:48 pm
(7) Kool Luke says:

Polk County’s Moncho Sheriff and Moncho SWAT team. Did it help to vent tempers on a corpse???? (After two or three shots Freeland was probley dead. thus, only family and friends felt the pain.)
Some say we will reap what we sew—and God said—ten fold. Geeeee

October 5, 2006 at 3:04 pm
(8) Velisha says:

I understand that he didn’t show his hands and they shot him. They didn’t have to shoot him that many times though and they don’t have to brag about it. People do bad things, but i don’t think they should be killed that tragically by people who we look to protect us. That was very bad judgement on the police department.

October 5, 2006 at 9:01 pm
(9) therightthing2do says:

If any man shoots an officer and his dog for any reason, how can you people feel compasion for him/her. The officer was a man making a living protecting you because he felt it was right and just, and you people don’t feel his death should be avenged. A careless, pathetic, good for nothing man was killed for killing an officer. Eye for an eye! I’m sure you people would feel differently if the innocent people killed were relatives or yourself. Nice job upholding justice Polk County, my hat is off to you gentlemen.

October 24, 2006 at 5:11 am
(10) kprncss5495 says:

Do you really want a Sheriff that kisses the butt of every thug just to be sure said thug gets his day in court? Honestly, just how safe would you be when the Sheriff won’t stand up and say “ENOUGH! Abide by the law or bear the consequences”? Submitting to the authority given to law enforcement officers is part of abiding by the law. That’s why their called law ENFORCEMENT. Their job is to enforce the law as peacefully as possible. But understand this, the person being detained by a LEO pretty much determines how he will be treated. I know because my husband is a cop. It doesn’t matter if he’s dealing with the worst drug dealer in Polk County. If the guy is cooperative, then he’s treated fairly. If he acts out and tries to run or tackle my husband, he gets to get up close and personal with the pavement or taser. If he pulls a gun, he gets shot.(thankfully, the last hasn’t happened to my hubby.)

Freeland could have at anytime in the 21 hours that he ran from a speeding ticket and hid in the woods, come out with his hands up and surrendered. He would have gotten his day in court (and a date with the needle). He chose not to do that. He chose instead to run, ambush and murder Matt and DiOGi, steal Matt’s gun, shoot Deputy Spiers, shoot at 2 Detectives and hide in a hole under a huge fallen tree.

110 shots really isn’t that many when
there were 10 SWAT guys armed with M-16s fully auto. 68 confirmed hits but he was probably shot more than that. That’s just the number of holes the ME counted after scraping him back together. 9 of the SWAT team shot (the 10th was positioned so that he would have hit other cops if he fired) after identifing the suspect and telling him more than once to put his hands up. The guy must have not been too bright if he thought pulling out a gun would help his situation.
The M.E. said that if Freeland had stopped at 6 shots, Matt would have lived. Been paralized, but he would be alive. He was shot in both legs, the right wrist, the left arm, his buttocks and in the spine(i can’t imagine that felt good and sounds to me like he was disabling him with intent to murder him, maybe not. that’s just what it sounds like). Then shot at close range behind the ear and one contact shot to the right temple. 8 SHOTS. But, since no one’s outraged by the number of shots used on Matt, I guess 8 shots is acceptable?!

September 13, 2007 at 7:13 pm
(11) Tony Montana says:

He killed a cop. he was killed. Is there any surprises here? An eye for an eye. My only thing is, why was he pulled over? Was he being suspiciously black? I know being suspicuously black violates penal code 14334.3c. This piece of crap killed a cop and to me, got the easy way out.

February 29, 2008 at 10:06 pm
(12) Ms. Freeland says:

The Swat Team and The Sheriff of Polk County should of been arrested. It funny how a Black man gets shot 68 times and the final answer is, if we had more bullets we would of shot him more. What is the world comming too. People pay attention A Black Man in a White neighborhood–they scaerd Mr. Freeland and this is the way that he suffered being shot 68 times. TRUST ME, they gave their side of story however the real deal is that they harrased Mr. Freeland and now his family suffers from it all. May God have Mercy on florida swat team souls………

July 21, 2011 at 8:59 pm
(13) steve says:

Right but when he shoots a white cop eight times its ok? Why does everyone always try to throw in the race card. This guy was a murderer who didnt even deserve a funeral. Also if a white man walks through an all black neighborhood you can bet your ass he would get messed with too, and probably jumped, stabbed, and have his wallet stole….

May 25, 2008 at 10:03 pm
(14) Ezippy says:

Anger says:
“All of those officers should be fired. We don’t need vengeful, trigger-happy commandos on the police force. That is ridiculous.”

You gotta be kidding me?!? An assumption on your part that it was vengeful. He’s already killed, and then has a gun in his hand when confronted. Maybe they first should have tried negotiating with this sub-human scum? What a Bozo!

March 21, 2011 at 10:27 pm
(15) mike says:

The police overreacted and did’t use good judgement.

July 2, 2008 at 7:41 pm
(16) An American says:

Anger and Dianne you two are dumbasses! A cop was killed by a thug and his partners avenged his death. You two are basically saying if someone murdered someone in your family you wouldn’t avenge their death. Anyways that thug would have received the death penalty for killing the cop and the dog. All the SWAT team did was save us money! You two need to get a gut check and go hug a damn tree!

April 28, 2011 at 4:20 pm
(17) CopKiller says:

No, you need to to understand that police are NOT your prejudices enforcement agency. They are well paid and required by law to stay within the law. Your ilk would cheer the parade for a police state. Read a book, we are a society of LAWS not revenge.

July 16, 2008 at 3:37 pm
(18) getreal says:

I agree Anger and Dianne are dumbasses.They should ride along with a cop and see what it’s like to arrest someone without bruising them, while the perp trys to kick your ass or kill you.Then have some one scream Police Brutality afterwards.
Anger & Dianne must have been on the jury that awarded a settlement to the estate of the bank robber that shot up North Hollywood, CA. a while back.
Listen to kprncss5495, she is absolutely right. 1)this loser had a choice, he chose poorly, now hes dead and we are all better for it 2) considering the shear number of Officers on scene I am amazed there weren’t more shots fired.It’s not like one Officer shot this scumbag 110 times.
Bottom line that piece of trash didn’t obey the law and he got shot. It’s just to bad he had to kill an Officer(not to mention a father and husband) & Police Dog before he was killed. All you bleeding hearts and ACLU lovers better thank any Police Officer you meet for putting his life on the line every day so we can all live a little safer.God Bless all out LEO’s & Emergency Service providers!

July 19, 2008 at 7:37 pm
(19) Don says:

There is no doubt that the person shot was a cop killer. As far as I am concerned when we caught him we should have taken him out back in front of everyone and shot the same way he shot the officer. having said that, it does give me a bit of pause when officers on the hunt make that decision on their own. They were right on this guy he deserved to die but there was a similar incident in NJ a few years back. A female police officer was killed and when cops caught their suspect they beat him to death. One problem, it turns out they had the wrong guy.

September 16, 2008 at 7:52 pm
(20) Long Island says:

Fantastic…. One more piece of garbage removed from the streets we all have to walk down. When an officer with a gun asks you to do something… Do It.
Plain and simple.

October 1, 2008 at 10:13 pm
(21) RIPMattWilliams says:

i have read a lot of comments and from what i’ve seen i do not think that people have comprehended the fullness of the situation. this was a simple traffic stop that turned bad because mr Freeland decided to run. Deputy spiers chased after him and was shot by mr freeland. backup was called and that’s when matt and diogi chased after him. matt was brought down…and then shot eight times point blank. diogi was also shot. hours later…this person was found under a tree one hundred yards from where Matt was found dead….when you kill a cop..you will have every cop in the state on your behind…and they will come ready to defend themselves because once you kill a cop they are put on the highest alert…meaning be ready for anything. they found him with a GUN in his hand…they told him before they discovered the gun to put his hands in the air…he raised one and refused to raise the other…one of the swat members saw the gun and opened fire. remember…this person had just killed a cop and was refusing to show his other hand with the gun in it. now do you guys still side with mr freeland or do you see where you were wrong????

February 27, 2009 at 11:38 pm
(22) Florida Boy says:

You know what if you all don’t like the way Florida handles cop killers stay out of Florida we don’t need you or want you here. The guy executed a police officer that pulled him over for speeding then took the mans gun and ran 21 hours later he continued to be a threat to the community and SWAT removed him from the gene pool. so to all those people calling for the arrest of the officers I ask you this. What would you have done if one of your friends was just murdered by a guy and you caught up to him hiding under a tree waiting to ambush you?? Most of you liberals calling the officers murders don’t have the stone to put on a badge and do the job your self.

March 6, 2009 at 10:15 am
(23) Ron Puhr says:

I believe that ASAP the SWAT Team should be scheduled for more firearms training, and have to answer an extensive questionairre as to why 42 shots did not hit the target!!

March 11, 2009 at 4:59 pm
(24) Will says:

He got exactly what he deserved… A bullet – well, 68 actually… Way to go police officers.

March 12, 2009 at 5:53 pm
(25) Cathee says:

Job well done SWAT TEAM!

March 13, 2009 at 1:29 pm
(26) justice says:

what happened is exactly what should have happened. period. end of story.

March 14, 2009 at 12:43 pm
(27) Kenneth Farris says:

A bit of overkill ( don’t you think )

March 21, 2009 at 1:45 am
(28) Guest says:

This is ridiculous – how can be people be applauding what happened here? Killing people to show everyone that killing people is wrong…? There’s something not right about that.

April 4, 2009 at 10:07 pm
(29) Mike Kelley says:

I hope this SWAT learned their lesson and will be packing more ammo in the future.

April 19, 2009 at 9:44 pm
(30) Guestagain says:

Guest
“This is ridiculous – how can be people be applauding what happened here? Killing people to show everyone that killing people is wrong…? There’s something not right about that.”

I think you missed it completly. He wasn’t killed to teach anyone a lesson. He was killed to protect the citizens of Florida and the officers trying to apprehend him. I say Bravo for SWAT it warms my heart to read stories like this.The left always make these mistakes when it comes to crime.

Jail is not meant as a deterent it’s punishment.

Killing a murderer who is still armed and dangerous is self defence not execution.

April 29, 2009 at 2:32 pm
(31) Phil says:

To hell with the criminal, and anyone who thinks we was shot too many times. If he’s dead after 10 shots, another 58 ain’t going to hurt him, and it only costs about twenty five cents a round, so I say keep shooting. I only wish I had been there, I would have improved the hit rate a little.

He was a threat to the officer’s lives, and they responded appropriately. If he had killed one of my co-workers, I would have set his body on fire afterwards, and then peed on him to put it out.

It seems to me they exercised great restraint and professionalism.

July 13, 2009 at 10:00 am
(32) A. Heard says:

This is a very sad world. And all of you all are very sad individuals that need JESUS. Yes that man did a very horrible thing by killing an Up Right man of the Law, but were do law and justice comes in at when law abiding citizens turn around and use extra force in revenge to take down a suspect. Polk co. wanted that individual dead before they even got to him. I would not be surprised if the suspect had information about the entire department (corruption) and they all wanted him dead. Seriously though, if you have a suspect trapped and there is no threat because he never showed any types of weapon, why would you shoot until all amunition is gone. Unless you wanted him dead and did not care about anything but him diying. I would investigate the Department just to make sure things are clean. I would hate to see what happens if another cop get killed in the line of duty what this department would do

July 22, 2009 at 11:44 am
(33) Wendy's mom says:

The sheriff and swat team did what they are trained to do.Protect the public.

July 29, 2009 at 11:58 am
(34) Linda Knoll says:

Glad the cop killer creep and dope dealer is out of society!!! That is one monster gone, however, SWAT team members are all trained well enough that with their sniper scopes and other weaponry, one bullet to the heart should have done the trick. 68 times hit, 110 shot at is overkill and waste of taxpayer dollars on hollowpoint shells. If a sill OK housewife –formerly married to a jackass that served in ‘Nam– can hit a Stop sign at 75 yards direct hit in the ‘O’ with one hollow point shell, that many officers should have been controlled enough to use no more than 10 on one maggot. I am a firm believer in the death penalty, and law enforcement using their weapons. Since states want to complaint about prison overcrowding — which would not be an issue if we utilized the death penalty in a timely manner, and if crime weren’t out of control, and if the judicial system did not allow every creep on the planet to be bounded out, including child predators and serial killer/rapists — shoot on sight orders would an awesome way to control both crime and another waste of taxpayers’ dollars to feed, house, provide medical care for, a NYC-full of sociological human garbage. I, for one, hate cop killers as much as I hate dirty, abuse cops and corrupt judges. So, a big thank you from a single woman who survived a vicious black serial killer/rapist in St Louis with a sickeningly corrupt black Police Dept promoting crime against white women and children. A big ‘amen’. The cross was good enough for Christ, and He did nothing wrong. It is darn sure good enough for these maggots.

July 29, 2009 at 12:51 pm
(35) Jeannie says:

MY 2009 HERO’S AND SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW: The Florida, Polk County Sheriff’s Department, the SWAT team, and everyone involved in the massive manhunt of a drug dealing, cop killing, criminal. You are my hero’s for putting 68 bullets in Angilo Freeland. That’s the way to clean up the streets boys!

July 29, 2009 at 10:38 pm
(36) waldir says:

The policemen behaved like judges. Lousy police officers, should be all fired. Aren´t there Courts in the USA ? Shame on you, Americans! There are neither law nor courts in this country. The guy killed was a criminal so are the police officers. Killers, they will be killing ordinary people on the streets in a short time.

August 7, 2009 at 8:39 am
(37) walrus says:

sorry the other 42 bullets didnt hit him

August 12, 2009 at 10:45 pm
(38) k says:

This idiot shot a police officer 8 times and you expect a SWAT team to give him a chance to shoot at them 8 times? Are you brain dead? The guy wouldn’t show his hands. Had he surrendered and they still shot him, I’d agree they should be tried for murder. But COME ON!!!

August 13, 2009 at 6:43 am
(39) shillax says:

Good. I wish they did that more with this type of filth. Well done SWAT!

August 15, 2009 at 9:30 am
(40) Mac says:

Well, after reading all the comments and reading all about the killing, I am shocked at how it went down. I agree the man needed the death sentance, but not from abunch of angrey police officers, that wanted revenge. They had him cornered and trapped, I did not notice if he was shot at night or in the daytime, but being a expert rifflemen, and knowing the scopes and weapons the sharp shooters use in swat, they could of disarmed him by shooting his shoulder and hitting the pistal, they practice this everyday! And thats what they are trained to do. Wound him, so that he gets a fair trial as all Americans should get, the man was a cold blooded killer, but the ploice and swat should have restrained themselves, thats why we have laws! Of course if this was a family member he killed i would want revenge, a eye for a eye! But as a police officer on duty, all should have did what they where expected to do and uphold the law and give this guy his day in court, he did not fire at the police or swat while under a dead tree, and seeing a pistol does not give them the right to shoot at him 110 times, one should have shot a few warning shots, and than whot his hand or shoulder or tried for the pistol, they where in range and a sniper could of done this! So I agree with some of these comments, all involved resign and have there day in court, for not letting the killer have his day in court, this was mishandled by the chief and swat. We can not alow police officers to be judge and jury and to kill with so much mallace in there heart, thats not what they get paid for, its to up hold the law, to protect and serve and to set examples of what not to do. Again this man needed to die, but by the people and a court room, not by a linching! I would have thought in this day and age that things like this nolonger happen. I guess I was wrong, So Sad!

August 16, 2009 at 9:31 pm
(41) Wildfire says:

Yeah Fer the SWAT team !! Anyone who will kill two cops (yes the K-9 WAS A Cop 2 damn it! )
will kill ANYONE to get away ! Yes it was needed to show his hands as he already killed 2 cops …DUH
I say Yippie for the Swat Team and don’t try to ever kill a cop in that county !!
Remember Cops jobs are so dangerous that they have to have body armor and carry weapons to do their job …..so back the blue or be black and blue

August 19, 2009 at 8:57 am
(42) K9 CAJUN says:

Heh Waldir
If you don’t like the USA go back to CAMEL land.I’m sure there are some sheep that don’t want you back. And SWAT should have a better % on killing SCUM.

August 23, 2009 at 8:20 pm
(43) Smoot says:

Hey Swat, next time bring some extra clips and shoot all the liberals you see in the streets. Liberal is just another word for “domestic terrorist”.
S- hooting
W- ill
A- nnihilate
T- hugs/terrorist

August 25, 2009 at 4:11 pm
(44) Robert Weber says:

Thanks to the men and women of the sheriff’s dept who put their lives on the line day in and day out to protect the community. It was Deputy Williams who paid the ultimate price to protect us from a POS who terrorized the streets. I don’t see your comments about POS Freeland that shot Deputy Williams (8) times, twice in the head execution style. Why don’t you realize that Freeland was a criminal and needed to pay for his crimes. I did not read anywhere the circumstances of the apprehension. A (10) man/woman SWAT team with (2) short bursts of their weapons could cause (70) shots in least then a second. Thanks again Deputy Williams and the men and women of the sheriff’s dept for keeping the rest of the law-abiding citizens safe.

August 26, 2009 at 1:11 pm
(45) JOHNNYDEPPLOVER says:

I’M MOVING TO FLORIDA!

October 15, 2009 at 8:19 am
(46) The Aussie says:

I’m glad that American cops actually have the balls to shoot these dangerous vigilantes once they catch them. To all the do-gooders who think it was inappropriate for these officers to pump 68 bullets into this scum’s cold heart; who the F*** CARES! I wish some of these cops would come to Australia to teach some of our criminals a lesson.

October 21, 2009 at 8:23 am
(47) Rosa Little says:

The mad dogs that shot 110 bullets at one man and would have shot more if they had them need to be put down themselves. No one man/woman’s life is worth more than any other. People are policemen/policewomen by choice. They do not deserve any special honors or privileges for the jobs they choose and are paid to do.

June 8, 2011 at 10:50 pm
(48) Army Guy says:

If they are just normal people doing the job that they have a choice to do and there lives arent worth anymore than that of an ordinary person then let us let them all quit. Let us eliminate the police and military of the America (they are just ordinary people right) and see where you will be in just a few minutes. People like you are so ignorant it makes me truly angry. How would you feel if this man murdered your son, daughter, mother, or father? You people don’t think before you talk. Remember how the world used to be. Those in power and slaves. If you want to be a slave in your police free state go ahead you coward. I hate everyone who thinks like you. You are worthless and your views are antisocial, ignorant, and have no meaning.

July 18, 2011 at 6:09 am
(49) Figgy says:

1) Police are untrustworthy and corrupt
2) The man was innocent until proven guilty
3) All we can be reasonably certain of is that the man was executed from behind while kneeling.

July 18, 2011 at 6:18 am
(50) Antiauthority says:

The police and military are unnecessary. They cause more harm than good. They only enable the kleptocracy to continue thrive on the backs of ordinary, decent people. Get a real job, and stop stealing our money for your bounty. Your military job is useless.

July 18, 2011 at 6:28 am
(51) Figures says:

Figures an Army guy would say that someone is worthless. After all, you did sign up for a job where you’d be paid to kill civilians. You like to call them Haji, right? Keep fragging.

November 18, 2009 at 4:53 pm
(52) LynchMob says:

Matt Williams was shot by Freeland in the leg, right hand, right arm and left hand. The two shots to the head that killed Deputy Williams were from Deputy Spiers apparently an accident, but none the less, swept under the rug and not let out to the public. It was later found out that Spiers had an ongoing affair with Williams wife, and lives with Williams wife to this day. It was also rumored that Deputy Spiers was a drug dealer and Freeland owed him a huge sum of money. Plausabile? Absolutley, given the fact that Freeland was killed before being questioned.

November 23, 2009 at 1:09 pm
(53) david says:

Gen Patton pissed in the Rhine river when he crossed it to help finish the nazis off.

November 23, 2009 at 5:30 pm
(54) John Dolan says:

I hope the police go to the morgue and shoot him some more. The only sad thing about this dirtbag is that the cost of ammo being what it is, maybe they should have used less. I am not saying this because he killed a police officer but because he killed an innocent person doing his job. This is what we should do with murderers. Way to go Florida S.W.A.T.

November 25, 2009 at 8:17 am
(55) Brad says:

No matter how bad the cops wanted to kill this guy , they acted as jury,judge and executioner. This is unacceptable and at the very least unprofessional and the most it is out right murder. The U.S. Criminal Justice System does not allow for the police to try(kill in this case)one. That is for the courts.

The Sheriff’s comment is disturbing to put it mildly. His statement demonstrates to me he is not fit to hold that office and the cops that fired the shoots should be fired at the least.

That this man did not show his hands/had a gun in his hands sounds on the surface to easy a statement to me-trying to justify the shooting.
If the facts are true,then a few well placed shots would have been all that was needed. No one in their right minds can justify this many bullet wounds to one person. This was vengeful and criminal in my view.
We have juries and judges in the U.S. for crimes-a Criminal Justice System unequal to any other though certainly flawed. This system must be supported by the citizens and that includes law enforcement.
My personal belief is that cops are way to trigger happy in the U.S. and kill to many citizens unnecessarily. The cop is usually let off by the District Attorney in a justifiable shooting ruling.

December 8, 2009 at 3:21 pm
(56) Free Speech says:

There’s NO difference between a cop, Ups Driver or Postal Worker uniform. A uniform is a uniform. A cops uniform does not give them the right to be Judge, Jury & Executior. Cops lie & lie for each other. Cops are a cult. What the man did killing the man & dog was wrong However the cops & swat team should be arrested for an execution they performed. Cops take the law into there own hands all the time and there’s arrest or jail for them. Cops are not held accountable for there actions. Cops should be tried And if convicted should be sentenced to death by a Judge not the public. Whether a cops job is tough or not Remember they chose it. I don’t no if cops are trigger happy or not but they are sure happy to throw around there authority. We as US citizens have rights also.

January 6, 2010 at 5:11 pm
(57) Vickers says:

Im a United States Army Soldier and I will not give this guy any remorse for being a cop killer. If you were in a situation where someone kills one of your brothers, I doubt you’ll forgive him.

68 shots.. I would’ve shot him with a whole belt of ammunition if he ever kill one of my buddies.

January 29, 2010 at 8:47 am
(58) LOVE IT!!!! says:

First off, everyone needs to realize that our judicial system is outdated. All of this “right to a fair trial” BS was created during the Salem Witch Trials era to protect people from bogus accusations. Our constitution is way outdated and needs to be re-written. If someone committed a crime then he/she is guilty. This man EXECUTED one cop and would very easily do it again. Anyone who does not agree with what happened should be taken out to the middle of the ocean to walk the plank. Read the article again. He executed a cop by shooting him in the back of the head. Eye for an eye. This last part is for Free Speech who said, “uniforms don’t make a difference.” Try putting on a uniform that can get you killed just for wearing it, and then come back and say that line again.

February 3, 2010 at 12:49 pm
(59) Howard says:

My question is why did they miss so many times?

February 3, 2010 at 4:58 pm
(60) Cop supporter says:

Too bad they couldn’t kill him again. Good riddance.

February 9, 2010 at 11:41 pm
(61) jo smo says:

these police are, out of control,,there suppost to be trained officers,, they had swat there, and couldnt hit the target, it was pure adrenalin,those cops get to excited..and cant do there job, professionaly,,they should have had a tank there to shoot him,,that was to much,,the polk county is known for there,, overkill !!i was not there but what really happened,, with the stop,,in the first place to parley this situation,,to this exstreme…

February 10, 2010 at 7:18 pm
(62) The DEUCEman says:

“Nothing wrong with shooting as long as the right people get shot”!

Good Ridance Mr. Freeland =^D

February 21, 2010 at 11:57 pm
(63) Mikle says:

im glad they shot that bastard, he killed a cop, he needed to die. he shot a cop and his dog for no reason. Im glad swat did that. you prob would do the same if he shot ur family members and if you say no ur full of BS

March 13, 2010 at 2:39 pm
(64) emo8188 says:

Being shot 68 times is obscene, these cops are taking justice into their own hands, I can’t believe many of you guys are defending the actions of these law enforcement officers, as a law student I can come up with dozens of civil rights violations commited by these officers, but in the end these cops won’t be convicted of any violation because it’s ignorant people like you guys who make up the jury in our criminal justice system!!!

June 8, 2011 at 11:05 pm
(65) Army Guy says:

Its ignorant people like you who promote the same crime that gets you and cops killed. The people who fight the moral and justice of law enforcement. Every single law enforced by police officers is made by legislature to protect citizens. You denounce the killing of the man who killed the protector of the people. If you only knew what it was like to lose your mother, father, daughter, or son you would understand. 68 bullets could not have been enough. A missile, grenade, or tank rounds would have been better to eliminate the murderer from this planet. It is the same punishment that should be handed to all murders, rapist, child molesters, and gang leaders. But its ok as those police officers are there to protect your right to be ignorant. Just remember who you call if you are robbed, burglarized, assaulted, or someone in your family is murdered. The very same people you denounce are the very same people you depend on in your worst crisis and the very the same people you EXPECT and DEMAND to track down and apprehend or kill(in the case of murdered family) the perpetrator of the crime. Its funny how selfish and quick to judge the actions of others with absolutely no bearing of the consideration for the feelings of others. That police officer had a wife and children. How do they feel? Did officer williams shoot him dead? No it was the other way around. For no reason but to run. And to top it off it was an execution style killing. No judge necessary. Justice has been served.

Just remember who protects the streets you walk on next time you hear of a murder on the news.

March 20, 2010 at 6:39 pm
(66) pete says:

if any one else said what that sheriff said they would be locked up in federal prison

March 26, 2010 at 1:41 pm
(67) peter from uk says:

Good enough for him, he should have given up when he had the chance, it’s a pity justice wasn’t that swift in the uk.

April 15, 2010 at 1:48 pm
(68) paul m says:

miss freeland is tragically mistaken. She’s failing to see the big picture. Even if her loathesome scenario were true…and she has zero evidence to support it, he ran from just simply being pulled and shot a cop multiple times_ some point blank, and a dog. Then hid in the woods and threatened a swat team. We actually have evidence he murdered. Fictional harassment theory with no evidence vs two dead cops with evidence. Don’t let racism continue by people who jump to conclusions and sympathise with murderers! Who sympathises with nazi soldiers “just following orders”? Fellow nazis.

April 21, 2010 at 10:58 am
(69) marc says:

this is pure racism

April 26, 2010 at 5:49 pm
(70) 1966 -2001 LAPD says:

Outstanding, The Swat team and Sheriff should be rewarded. Bravo guys

May 22, 2010 at 9:12 am
(71) Dale says:

68 times? Please! one shot is all it takes and natural stupidity is no excuse for artificial intelligence! They would all be dead if that were my son or any family member. A cop is no one special! There just like anybody else with a job except they get put on a hit list when they screw up. The days of having there picture on the back of a milk carton just might be coming back, or they should anyway, my list is getting short! Its not revenge its justice!

June 10, 2010 at 10:38 pm
(72) Keith C says:

For the few of you that say this is racism… Are you serious!? Did the drug dealer kill the police officer for being white?

June 15, 2010 at 9:41 pm
(73) Recovered says:

As much as I agree that this was serious overkill. He shouldn’t have shot a cop. His fate was sealed once he decided to pull the trigger.

Very sad.

June 16, 2010 at 1:07 pm
(74) gunslinger says:

Where do I start with this one? First of all while I certainly would not be labeled a liberal, I can find no “justice” in this whole cluster f–k! Swat teams that can’t hit their target, sheriff’s with stupid remarks and no belief or faith in the justice system they too should be abiding by. Police with no training on apprehending “suspected” killers. Remember the guy had not been tried or convicted in a court of law yet???
Yes I have been a victim of crime. Yes I had a very close relative murdered in cold blood. Yes I believe in the death penalty. But I also know that we nor the POLICE are judge and jury!!! You people who are trying to make the police out as above the law are contributing to their already narcistic ego’s that allow them to talk to the average citizen as if everyone is guilty of something! Let a cop pull you over sometime and see how they get their sick little kicks out of dominance and sadistic behavior. Just like the man said, a uniform is a uniform. They get paid just like the kid from McDonalds…..it’s a freaking job, not a calling from God to do volunteer missionary work for their community!!!! They get paid… they get benefits….they signed up for it knowing the risks! Get them off the pedestal and reign them in! 110 bullets!

June 16, 2010 at 3:38 pm
(75) steve says:

pity they ran out of bullets

June 17, 2010 at 2:36 am
(76) Storywiz says:

Mmmm.. I just seen this article today, June 16, 2010. Can we get this SWAT team to come up to St. Louis? We’ve some bad ass Thugs ruining things for a lot of decent folks in our town, specifically the section known as North St. Louis. The citizens will happily buy them all the ammo they need.

June 21, 2010 at 10:41 am
(77) Religion says:

Please refrain from bringging God into this issue. Well Done SWAT Team….you are what our country needs. NO MORE Thugs in our American streets….We all work hard to feed our families and we do not want to be taxed to keep all of these baboons in Jail….Death to all of them

June 26, 2010 at 1:39 pm
(78) Luis V says:

He was shot because he was a criminal murderering drug dealer who refused to give himself up to authorities, not because he was black. What do you think would have happened If a criminal murdering white drug dealer would have done the same? The Swat team would have welcomed being shot because he was white?

July 3, 2010 at 11:35 am
(79) Lived it says:

Perhaps the people that felt this was unjust should talk to the widow of the police officer ? How about if YOUR husband, wife, son, daughter etc was the victim of fo the cop killer ? Easy to be a Monday morning quarterback.
That said, the sheriff should learn to phrase his comments on a more professional tone to appease the johnny come latelys who never stared down the barrel of a gun.

July 26, 2010 at 2:38 am
(80) novella says:

I don’t care what this guy did! This is taking justic in your own hands. We have judges, jury and court rooms for that. Their jobs are to apprend them safetly to bring them to court not to take the law into your own hands. Was shot at 110 times and hit 68 times. I can’t believe that anyone would say this is okay. This was murder! As they followed the suspect into the woods there was a “burst of gunfire” and Deputy Williams and his dog were killed and Speirs was wounded in the leg. Its called wait for back up. Not run into the woods by yourself… r u freaking kidding me. Back-up –your not working in the police department by yourself its suppose to be —team work.

July 26, 2010 at 4:14 am
(81) novella says:

I keep hearing “o well if u r a cop killer” u deserve it. There is also cops who do bad things towards other people too. So when a cop is out of line should their victims have the right… be aloud to take justic into their own hands and shoot a officer then? And why not??? Take the uniform off they aren’t “GODS” they r people like the rest of us. I know first hand that “all cops ” aren’t good cops. There are bad cops too; and a lot of times things are over looked even when it shouldn’t be. I found that out at 9 yrs old- that they r not all good. Just because others want to believe they r all perfect doesn’t mean they really r. U just haven’t had a bad experience with the ones that u look at as “protectors”.

July 26, 2010 at 11:08 am
(82) Thomas McKee says:

Sometimes its like that, in the 30+ years that I’ve spent in prison w/in Wa. State, I’ve only ran into 3 other cop killers [beside myself], and though we enjoy being at the top of the pecking order w/in the prison system, there are damn few cop killers that actually make it into the prison system. Cops take it personally when one kills them, and are likely to over-look the particular facts of the in individual case; I’m not surprised that these cops “would’ve shot him more, ‘but they ran out of bullets’” this is a typical response, remember that they are not in the position of power to protect the citizens of the State, they are in a position of power to protect the Stat’s interest! -Birdymckee

July 26, 2010 at 5:56 pm
(83) Mike says:

Dammit, thats only 61% accuracy, they need to be reprimanded for poor aim!!!

July 26, 2010 at 7:13 pm
(84) novella says:

Vickers says: Im a United States Army Soldier and I will not give this guy any remorse for being a cop killer. If you were in a situation where someone kills one of your brothers, I doubt you’ll forgive him.
68 shots.. I would’ve shot him with a whole belt of ammunition if he ever kill one of my buddies.

That my point exactly it isn’t about bringing them in a court room in front of a judge; its about taking justic into ur own hands (revenge). IF this is how u would act then I am thinking differently about what r soldiers r really doing too. This is a sick and twisted thought- (revenge). If u don’t want to be shot at then don’t take the damn job, u know the risk. Its not like u walked into this job not knowing the facts. Revenge is a ugly thing- watch ur attitude towards other bc u might be the one laying on the ground.

July 31, 2010 at 4:31 am
(85) novella says:

The police departments are (corrupt) !!!! You are hearing more and more of these things happening. We look at our officers as “heros” or its “justified” no matter what they do. It shows that the ones that we call “scumbags” in jails aren’t the only ones breaking the laws. And cops sticking together know matter what is going on “brothers of the uniform” are just as guilty. There not your brother- they are in a uniform just as u r paid to do a job that they were hired to do- just as u were hired. To obey the laws!! More and more cops are going to lose their lives- even the really good ones- bc of the bad cops that are in these departments. Which more and more people r losing respect for our laws bc the laws only applies to certain people to obey by. Man makes laws-hires other men to enforce the laws- but the one who makes them and enforces them don’t obey by them either. This is the system that we live in. If you want to get way with #### just become a police officer- laws don’t apply to you- u can shoot people and u will not get into trouble its always “justified” bc of ur uniform. Interesting system! Just bc u haven’t been in jail doesn’t mean that u aren’t a
criminal. As far as getting revenge for ur love ones if they were murdered… its against the law for regular citizens to take the law into ur own hands. U can’t just track down a person and kill them. U would be sitting in the court room with charges ur self for “murder.”

August 3, 2010 at 9:59 pm
(86) hater of humans says:

I remember hearing about this happening and laughing my ass off. It shows how expendable MFN humans are and by the way, I am a mature adult.

September 11, 2010 at 8:37 pm
(87) bang bang says:

Good shootin Tex, .

September 11, 2010 at 8:44 pm
(88) clean up says:

DId the Coroner have to use a pooper-scooper to tag and bag him.

November 24, 2010 at 11:58 am
(89) Florida_Boy772 says:

i think all the swat mebers so be fired they could of tased him nd not shot at him 110 time snd missed half thos shots

December 3, 2010 at 11:23 pm
(90) Listen says:

All of you who said that they went over board, haven’t heard stories, and haven’t ever actually killed someone. I’ve talked to law enforcement officers who’ve shot criminals over 30 times before they even went down, murderers who take shotgun shells as if they were nothing. Adrenaline can make humans a very stubborn beast to kill. All those shots were precautionary. Rather one dead criminal than a dead criminal and some more dead law abiding citizens.

December 3, 2010 at 11:29 pm
(91) Aftershock says:

I applaud the SWAT team and Sheriff’s Department. When someone shoots and murders a cop execution style, your not gonna walk away alive.

December 3, 2010 at 11:48 pm
(92) Trigger Happy Stalker says:

only 68 bullets hit? we need to issue our swat teams with high RPM MG’s, miniguns if you must but Gatling style 30mm cannons are definitely one of the best things for this.

I’m calling my representative right now and requesting that we strip the weapons out of A10s and give them to police forces for people hiding in the woods, I want to be safe.

December 3, 2010 at 11:58 pm
(93) How Do People Like You Make Decisions for Us? says:

The guy killed a police officer, the dog officer, and shot another officer. He was also a goddamn drug dealer, peddling illegal, harmful, and addictive substances to people who could rob other people for money to purchase more drugs, or even shoot an innocent for $40. He deserved much worse than what he got. You bleeding hearts are scum if you side with that murdering criminal. I’m sure you would change your tune if he shot your father/brother/son and they died trying to protect people in that line of work. I need to spit in your faces.

December 4, 2010 at 12:07 am
(94) boomerang says:

Shot two times or 68 times, it’s the same result, and the result is what he deserved.

Don’t shoot cops, you’ll probably get shot back eventually.

December 4, 2010 at 12:09 am
(95) Zeljko says:

Good riddance assclown.

December 4, 2010 at 1:11 am
(96) Sgt. Rockhard Freedom says:

The cops did their job, plain and simple. We need to kill more human filth like this when we catch ‘em. Better yet, not let them in the country at all. If we spent the time/money on securing our national borders, we would not have to deal with the rest of the world’s scum like we do in a daily basis.
He killed a cop and ran, and when he was caught, he didn’t surrender and *boom!* the family of the murdered cops get closure.
Since when have our law enforcement officers become the bad guys for killing walking trash like this? What if he killed your dad or brother? Bravo, Florida, keep it comin’!

December 4, 2010 at 1:48 am
(97) Courage says:

Wow liberals actually believe this guy deserves to live after executing a cop…. You people disgust me.

July 18, 2011 at 6:21 am
(98) disguster says:

I look at you in a clinical way. Deluded, frightened, overly sensitive. You should stay at home where it’s safe. Don’t worry, nobody will ever hurt you, you have the bullies on your side. Keep hiding behind that army.

December 4, 2010 at 1:53 am
(99) Sadness says:

It’s sad that a lot of people here think a criminal’s life is worth more then law abiding civil servants life.

My good thoughts go out to the deputys family.

July 18, 2011 at 6:26 am
(100) CivilServantsSuck says:

There’s no such thing as a law abiding civil servant. Not by my law. They’re all thugs by the very power structure they serve.

December 4, 2010 at 2:04 am
(101) Niodox says:

@Kool Luke

If everyone reaps what they sow tenfold, then I think the perp deserves another 12 rounds. A double tap and 10 behind the ear should fit the bill.

First off, I’m not surprised they shot him. He already proved himself armed and violent.

Secondly, if you do not surrender and choose to draw on 10 armed men that have identified themselves as police officers, then they will fire to protect themselves.

Finally, 68 rounds seems like a lot to unfamiliar eyes. But in a firefight the general rule of thumb is to fire until the target goes down. 9 men with automatic weapons would expend that many rounds in just a few short seconds.

I do not see any reason to bring these cops anymore trouble. They did precisely what you are supposed to do. I would say they deserve a commendation.

December 4, 2010 at 2:04 am
(102) nunya says:

And nothing of value was lost…
Well, they did waste 42 bullets; the ones that hit him weren’t wasted. ;)

December 4, 2010 at 6:36 am
(103) Mito says:

So if there’s a Police Officer who happens to be an Enemy of the State on the loose, everyone is allow to shoot that officer 68 times or any more because he is a disgusting human beings and because that’s all the round you have.

And anyone defending that officer is a scumbag and deserves to be spit in the face. Because I don’t know why anyone would defend him.

Seriously liberal huh?

December 4, 2010 at 8:46 am
(104) cucumber says:

Good riddance.

December 5, 2010 at 12:00 am
(105) J says:

While many law enforcement officers have (and do) use their position of authority to take advantage of others, we need to all remember that this SWAT team was searching for a man who had just killed a fellow officer and K9 dog the previous day. They found the man unwilling to show both hands and according to the article “….they spotted a handgun in one of his hands, they opened fire.” Mr. Freeland made the choice to die that day not only because he didn’t drop his weapon, but because his previous actions (killing of Deputy Williams) gave SWAT officers plenty of reason to believe that he would’ve been willing to attempt to kill them as well. As far as the 110 shots, well that’s just simple math. 9 officers were in positions from where they could shoot Freeland. If 5 of the officers were armed with MP5 submachine guns (average rate of fire 800 RPM), and 4 were armed with M4 carbines (average rate of fire – 775 RPM – actually often higher). Upon sight of the handgun, it would take each of the nine officers only .93 seconds of pressing the trigger (on automatic) for 110 rounds to go downrange. Being that they ALL have the obligation to fire to protect themselves and their teammates (once a threat is identified), it is not that surprising that so many shots were fired. Even if more handguns (rather than the above mentioned weapons) were involved it would not take more than a couple of seconds to produce such a hail of bullets. Just some thoughts. Those officers were more than justified in their actions and it’s disturbing how many seem to disregard the killing of Deputy Williams and his police dog.

December 8, 2010 at 11:27 am
(106) Stephanie says:

Bravo Cops: I agree alot of bullets were wasted. I would have like to have read 110 times shot and take more ammo next time.

December 9, 2010 at 6:12 pm
(107) Jazzmin says:

Bravo to SWAT. I agree, we need to give more ammo!!!

December 25, 2010 at 9:30 pm
(108) old man says:

should have wounded him then hung him in town square with a sign saying cop killer

January 7, 2011 at 11:08 pm
(109) Sakosun31 says:

It kind of shocks me the ignorance in a lot of these comments.
It shouldn’t be surprising at all that so many rounds were fired.
Things get hectic in a firefight, it’s not like the movies where the bad guy goes flying back with a cloud of blood everywhere.
It’s incredibly difficult to see when someone’s been hit, and the first thing any good soldier, or cop, will try to do in a firefight is put out as much lead on the target as possible.

February 28, 2011 at 8:01 am
(110) Tom says:

Let’s get one thing straight….He killed a Police Officer.
Any one that would kill a Police Officer would not hesitate to take the life of a bystander.
Anyone that takes fault with the actions of the SWAT Officers should step forward and feel free to stand in front of the Officers doing their duty. If you are unwilling to do that, then forever shut your whiney ass mouth. It is people like you that have brought the USA down this far already.
I salute the Sheriff and his Deputys of Polk County and all Officers across the US.

March 27, 2011 at 12:29 pm
(111) J says:

You have probably a 10-15 man swat team firing 110 rounds thats like 8-9 rounds per man…they each fired probably two quick five round bursts. Thats really not that many rounds.
I cant believe the amount of sympathy put out here for a cold blooded murderer……unbelievable…no wonder our country is screwed up

July 4, 2011 at 9:11 pm
(112) mike says:

GET THE TRUTH>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>THE COP WAS HAVING AN AFFAIR WITH THE OTHER COPS WIFE

July 17, 2011 at 10:01 pm
(113) Tero says:

GOOD FOR THE COPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

July 18, 2011 at 6:12 am
(114) asuhuh says:

You can’t trust this article. They have no idea if who they killed was guilty.

July 18, 2011 at 6:24 am
(115) Shocked says:

I’m shocked at how many of you think he did it. Where do you get off jumping to conclusions like that. Innocent until PROVEN guilty.

September 14, 2011 at 9:40 pm
(116) Bob McEwen says:

I’m lovin it. Aren’t you?
I love the Polk County Sheriff’s Dept. showing their “LOVE” (You gotta show ya “LOVE” brother’s and sista’s) to the piece of sh** that killed the officer, shot the other and killed the police dog.
We definable need more JUSTICE like this in American. I congratulate them and hope they keep up the great, great work!

February 2, 2012 at 9:26 pm
(117) ELK says:

Our police officers are all out there to defend us and put their lives on the line. They step out their front door everyday leaving a wife or a husband and kids to protect us from criminals and even our selves. its a job most people dont take the time to understand or care all the much about until their life needs saving. until you understand the basics of every weapon they carry, what is going through their heads and what needs to be done. dont you dare think you have a right to judge their actions. you wanna prove you can do it better. . .man up and try it on for size. . .police officers are trained in away that they have to put emotions aside, its not something that comes easy. but its a tool they HAVE to use to make the best choices. and surely they were mad, and morning and i am sure they didnt feel bad for what happened, but they did their job. thats what their goal was.

good for them for doing their job! and thats exactly what they did!

February 2, 2012 at 10:34 pm
(118) GunGirl says:

Clearly anyone complaing about the number of bullets has no idea of the weapons SWAT uses, nor the amount of bullets that are fired from an automatic weapon. . .this makes me laugh. because clearly these people are in no place to even have a say. its not like all the swat guys had a 45 on them. . .i mean seriously. . .who here thinks a trigger was pulled 110 times. . .they used what they had, and what they had saved their lived. this is why they are given the weapons their given. now that, that is cleared up. . .

great jobs boys! feel free to protect me anytime! clearly some people here would rather hug a criminal. . .i how ever. . .am all for what you do every day and im damn proud of each and every one of those men and women. is not an easy job, and not many have the balls to do it. so keep it up, and know that none of you will EVER die in vain

February 3, 2012 at 10:52 pm
(119) Lee says:

If it was neccesary to shoot at him 110 times..fine…but..seeing as he had 68 bullets n his body..think its safe to say they didnt need to shoot at him 110 times…I have no sympathy for the copKiller at all…but I see this as another example of POLICE depts. choosing to play judge and jury…ONLY when a police officer is killed..they dont do this kinda stuff when civilian citizen is killed..and look at what the Polk Sheriff said…”if we had had more bullets, we would have shot him more” WTF…he is pretty much admitting they were gonna kill this guy no matter what..something similar happended in Tampa a year ago..man (who later was found to be suffering from mental illness, a war vet) shot an officer..next day he is cornered in some woods by HCSO and shot over 70 times..these police officers are not at all proffesional about theyre responsibilities…they are dangerous, and should not be allowed to work as law enforcment officers n my opinion..

February 24, 2012 at 6:33 pm
(120) The Q says:

I wouldn’t think twice about killing a cop, or anyone that was gong to lock me in a box for years, i would also kill anyone that jeopardiszed my safety. Were animals, a cop is as fragile as you or me. Physically and mentally.

March 2, 2012 at 6:42 am
(121) B says:

Those police officers deserve medals.

April 3, 2012 at 10:02 am
(122) Tears for a POS says:

Fir all the whinging tree huggers. Perhaps you might like to call 912 when you need help. You protest the loudest but would be the first to ask for the COPS help. Take a good hard look at yourselves your morons. You all need to give yourselves an uppercut. To the COPS out there weel done, the MAJORITY of people back you 100%. These few sooks they cry tears for a murderer who was shot 68 times, are pathetic. A job well done and may officer Williams rest in peace.

April 6, 2012 at 7:51 am
(123) gunmaker says:

The officers did the job they were hired to do. As far as racism is concerned that should not be an issue. Does being black give someone the right to be above the law? No I think not. The man killed,I will not call him a (victim) proved to be a murdering criminal not fit to live in a civilized world. He was a dangerous beast and needed to be put down.The thin blue line of law enforcement is all that keeps crime anywhere contained. Without it you liberals in your fantasy worlds might have a rude suprise. How would you like to be the victim of such a creature as this? WELL DONE to the officers. The body should have been put on disply with a sign around its neck for the benefit of other drug dealers and murderers . Besides 30 dollars worth of ammo is cheaper than 3 million dollars of the tax payers money to feed, cloth, and buy some aclu lawyer a new condo and a Lexus car

May 9, 2012 at 6:51 pm
(124) Sgt. Norris says:

Absolutely the SWAT Team made an example out of Mr. Freeman. The “bad guys” have to know that it is not Law Enforcement’s fault that they get caught breaking the law. The criminal is responsible for their own actions. For them to think it is okay to shoot and kill us for simply doing our jobs as sworn LEOs…not okay in fact. They have to know when they cross a line they they will be met head on. We are not trained to kill…but we are also not trained to wound!

May 26, 2012 at 9:28 am
(125) tymwltl says:

” You go get a rope I’ll hold a trial ” or something like that from Judge Roy Been. I think it was an old Paul Newman movie. Anyhow it’s justice served swiftly jast as in this case. AMEN

June 3, 2012 at 2:16 pm
(126) kpat (clarke) says:

it doesn’t make sense. a 10 member team of swat officers would have much more ammo. 9 of the 10 officers fired running out of ammo at 110.12.2222222 rounds each. what the hell?

June 5, 2012 at 1:17 pm
(127) C. Turtle says:

I think that the situation was handled incorrectly. Instead of shooting that poor picked upon black man, the police should have gathered a few of the individuals who feel sorry for him and have them walk up to him in the woods, (unarmed), and talked him into peacefully giving himself up to the police. Sure!

June 13, 2012 at 12:45 pm
(128) chazaroota says:

IF HE WOULD HAVE GIVEN UP, HE WOULD BE ALIVE AND HAVE GOTTEN HIS “FAIR TRIAL”!!!

Instead, He chose to fight. TWICE. The first time he won. The second time he lost.

June 21, 2012 at 6:39 pm
(129) carla hunt says:

what exactly were these leos suppose to do with this guy? stand there and beg him to surrender? wait him out? what? im sick of seeing cop killers being treated like royalty with kid gloves. we have to stand behind our law enforcement men and women no try to micro analyze every move they make. the killers expect respect and their constitutional rights to remain in tact when they committ the heinous crimes that they do. if u have a problem with how they handle themselves- do NOT call on them when some thug robs u or breaks into ur home or threatens ur life and my aboslute favorite is when u have a mentally unstable person causing u grief and has access to assault weapons-do NOT call them cops-handle it urself and see what happens!

July 9, 2012 at 8:08 am
(130) Justice says:

Good for them. They saved the taxpayer money.

July 15, 2012 at 1:19 am
(131) George W says:
July 21, 2012 at 4:05 am
(132) munchumonfeumblezar says:

Why does the SWAT team only have 110 bullets? Doesn’t it seem like they should have more?

July 25, 2012 at 4:30 pm
(133) Keno says:

Suicide by cop. That’s all it was. Bury the idiot and move on….

August 26, 2012 at 10:15 am
(134) s&w500 says:

no one seems to remember that he shot the cop 8 times. 2 times in the head at close range. do you think the cop was dead before the 2nd shot in the head.he got what he deserved

November 7, 2012 at 2:41 am
(135) Julie says:

Did anyone assess whether he spoke english and understood when they asked him to raise his hands? This execution and lack of remorse for it, in fact bragging about it is inappropriate for an officer of the law. This is why police never are rated high by the public in having trust and integrity in them. Firemen and Nurses rate the highest. We expect Men of the law to obey the laws, respect the justice system. I’m sure a full investigation is in process, to weed out the bad seeds. This is unacceptable behavior.

November 7, 2012 at 10:45 am
(136) julie says:

A key point many of you are missing is that there is no evidence except the account of these officers that this man did anything wrong or had a gun at all. This all took place in the wooded area, no video footage of this crime. For all we know this was a setup. But we will never know, there is only one side to tell the story….no trial, no evidence, no suspect. For all we know, the cop’s partner could have killed him and dog because he was sleeping with his wife. (The deputy not the dog, ewww) That is why we have a justice system people.

December 9, 2012 at 11:57 am
(137) WTF says:

This is straight vigilante justice! GOD IS WATCHING! Florida needs to be cleansed of all the evil.

December 28, 2012 at 7:37 am
(138) Richard says:

Folks criticizing the police on this one! What a bunch of sick pups. Probably voted for Ubama as well.

February 26, 2013 at 10:54 pm
(139) just saying says:

While I don’t mourn the loss of this man, I am concerned with the inefficiency with which it was done. 42 shots missed, I’d hate to have lived in the vicinity with that many stray bullets ricocheting through the woods.
As there was no mention return fire, this could have been executed in a more professional manner, instead of haphazardly firing in order to make soup out of the creep!

I wonder if they would have extracted such vengeance if it were one of my loved ones that was murdered. I seriously doubt so since they refused to consider the death penalty when both my Mother and Niece were gummed down in the Moss Justice centers parking lot.

Must admit, I wish they would have made soup out of that creep as well!
R.I.P. Diogi and your fallen comrade.

April 24, 2013 at 11:46 am
(140) Whatever says:

Are you people actually defending this scumbag? He shot 2 cops he got what he deserved. Come out of your Iphone, non fat latte bubble and live in the real world.

April 30, 2013 at 12:01 am
(141) John X says:

GOOD ! Thank God for Sheriff Judd ! Finally a Sheriff (besides Sheriff Arpio) who has a backbone! The best crime prevention is dead criminals! We need to see more dead bad guys, and less dead cops. I’m going to post that on my wall “We would have shot him again, but we ran out of bullets” That is a classic !!!

May 5, 2013 at 9:26 am
(142) Tylrr says:

Not year, ear*

May 8, 2013 at 2:17 am
(143) jumbo says:

1. This POS will never hurt anyone again.

2. The SWAT team needs to carry a lot more ammo.

August 16, 2013 at 2:23 pm
(144) Lawyers says:

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December 16, 2013 at 10:24 pm
(145) Jt Gregg says:

Taxes might not go to his food but who do you all think payed for the bullets these trigger happy cops fired? Overkill

February 14, 2014 at 9:11 pm
(146) Jeff says:

There Is a thing called suicide by police…..if a cop tells you to show your hands over and over and you don’t show your hands come on now. He wanted to die, or he would have showed his hands. People are always trying to find the rights for the criminals, what about the rights for the innocent people? Anyone bringing race into this is not too bright either. I’m just amazed that people are upset over this. The amount of people on here making asinine comments amazes me.

February 14, 2014 at 11:27 pm
(147) Rehsab Thgir says:

No Andrew, you are Americans. Unfortunately, you are not above that. We in the decent nations of the Earth, however, are above that, which is why we don’t do that sort of thing.

February 15, 2014 at 1:25 am
(148) Mike says:

They did the right thing.

February 15, 2014 at 2:08 am
(149) Chris says:

Justice served

April 7, 2014 at 6:49 pm
(150) Keith d stacy says:

Love Grady Judd, I am a black man. Grady teach your men to kill with one bullet bring the other 67 bullets to north lakeland and kill some of these scumbag poor hustling drug dealing hoodlums. And if they don’t like it kill their sorry ass momma’ s and poor excuses for daddies

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