Shawn Mahaney

Last Updated: 11/21/2009

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Gender: Male
Status: Single
Age: 38
Sign: Cancer

State: South Carolina
Country: US
Signup Date: 5/22/2005

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Wednesday, November 04, 2009 

Current mood:  catalyzed
Category: Life
Nice work, boys.

Nothing odd, stupid, misfortunate, or funny about this story.  This is simply about professionalism, patience, and damn fine police work.

"Police: Officer Shoots Gun Out Of Man's Hand"
"At about 11 p.m., three officers went to a home on Tubbs Mountain Road after receiving a call from the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch that a man there was threatening suicide.

Police said the man, later identified as Jeffrey Simpson, had called the national suicide hotline, who in turn contacted the sheriff’s office
"The police officers spoke with Simpson for more than an hour as Simpson held a gun to his head. The officers said Simpson repeatedly waved the gun around and pointed it directly at the officers, refusing repeated commands to put it down.

The officers said as Simpson extended his arm and pointed the gun at an officer, another officer fired, hitting the pistol.

Simpson was taken into custody. He was transported to Greenville Memorial Hospital for treatment of a small laceration on his hand

Ok, so there was one stupid perp here.  This twit is lucky to be alive - any cop in the room could've bought themselves a free two-week paid vacation by taking him out.  They went above and beyond. 

[NB: the report so far is based on police self-reporting; I'll be watching for follow-up reporting]

p.s. - kudo to the first one who catches the musical reference in the 'currently listening'

Currently listening:
By Johnny Mandel
Release date: 2008-03-01
Shawn Mahaney

Posted by HVY MTL on Wednesday, November 04, 2009 - 3:32 PM
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