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This is not teh Fuzz. :)

I didn't know the guy but I think I met him a few times. I feel bad for him, though he puts us all in a bad light. :(

http://www.timesargus.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070323/NEWS02/703230373/1003/NEWS02

^^^ contains pwnt courtroom photo.

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Former cop charged with fabricating attack

BARRE – Former Northfield police officer David Reed may have been suicidal when he stabbed himself twice in the shoulder at his Barre home and then told police he was attacked by a stranger, according to statements made in court papers.

Earlier that day, 27-year-old Reed had told Northfield Police Chief Jeffrey Shaw he had passed his physical fitness test at the Vermont Police Academy, a requirement for maintaining his position on the force. But Shaw had been told by academy staff that Reed had not passed the test.

Reed was given another chance to take the running portion of the test the next day, and Shaw said if Reed didn't pass the test he would have to let him go, according to court records.

After stabbing himself in the shoulder with a kitchen knife later that day, Reed put the knife in the dishwasher and turned it on. Then he walked around the house looking for a towel, when he decided to shoot himself, according to police.

When Reed headed out to his car to get his gun to "finish himself," he saw his neighbors talking in their driveway, and that's when he told them he had been attacked and to call police.

On Jan. 30, emergency personnel responded to Reed's Summer St. home at approximately 12:40 p.m. on a report of a stabbing of a police officer.

Reed told his neighbors and police that he was loading up his car in the driveway, and when he went back into his home there was a stranger who hit him over the head and stabbed him "at least twice," according to police.

Reed was adamant he had not seen his attacker, but said that he thought it was a large male wearing a black sweatshirt.

Reed was treated for superficial wounds and during police interviews, some of Reed's neighbors expressed fear of being attacked next, that the neighborhood was no longer safe.

Reed maintained his story of an unidentified attacker until Feb. 7, when he agreed to take a polygraph test. During the course of the polygraph test Reed took at the Middlesex State Police barracks, he eventually told the true story of what happened that day.

Reed's parents told police he had been viewing suicide Web sites and that they had been concerned about him.

In Vermont District Court in Barre Thursday Reed pleaded innocent to the misdemeanor charge of giving false information to police, a charge that carries a maximum penalty of six months or a $500 fine.

Possibly the worst consequence for Reed, though, is that he lost his job as a police officer in Northfield. Reed, who failed the physical fitness test at the Police Academy four or five times previously, has worked as a police officer for Barre Town and Berlin.
How can you fail it 4-5 times???

http://www.vcjtc.state.vt.us/basic.htm scroll down for the 40th percentile standards. I passed everything but the bench on the first try during my hiring process. So I busted my ass and smoked everything on the next try, making my entrance date no problem. I'm pretty stocky and was never a lifter or runner. :confused:
 

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huh - there are sucide website?

like on how to do it properly?
 

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probably suport sites to try to talk you out of it.

however i do remember an episode of CSI where the deaf chic from What the bleep had a site about how to kill yourself.


im fuckin high so my mind wonders....
 

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Man, what a twisted story... The guy is obviously very depressed and too chicken to actually kill himself... Sucks.


And in regards to the physical tests... LMAO... In CA you get two tries... You either pass or fail... If you fail, you can't even get into the academy. So how was this guy even a cop?
 

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brucelee said:
Man, what a twisted story... The guy is obviously very depressed and too chicken to actually kill himself... Sucks.


And in regards to the physical tests... LMAO... In CA you get two tries... You either pass or fail... If you fail, you can't even get into the academy. So how was this guy even a cop?
Vermont has a flexible part-time certification that only requires a physical, not a fitness exam. It's sort of like a reserve officer, with the idea that it gets people into the job, gets them some on the job training with lots of supervision, and filters them toward the full time certification academy.

The reality is that there are many part time certified guys working full time hours, for 2-3 years before going to the full time academy. There are also a bunch working part time, but doing the exact same work as a full time cop during the hours they work, with all the same powers and authority. Some work alone in a small town, or with another officer / supervisor, but not riding in the same car under supervision.

http://www.vcjtc.state.vt.us/rules....NDARDS FOR PART-TIME LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS
 

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There was a man recently who hung himself on webcam after people eon the internet told him to go ahead and do it and a few told him not to.
 
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