Sat Sep 2, 2017 4:35am

I saw the story today, and when I read the cop's name- chills! I had a student by that name for a year, in roughly the same region. Outside Salt Lake, that whole region is sparsely populated with lots of small towns throughout eastern Utah and western Colorado. I remember him as a "do-nothing" who was caught where he wasn't supposed to be, stealing candy concessions. He would leave class for the bathroom, and never return. Every teacher had trouble with him. He had a very hard time with truth. I watched the video- and when I saw his face, it was OMG! Unique nose, mouth and eyes. I can close my eyes and see him as he was in middle school- a runty little boy who lied and lied and lied, with that same face and the most innocent looking, pleading expression when he was caught lying. We don't ever forget students. I never thought about him until now, after seeing his name and then his adult face.

Made me sad to learn he would do this. But doesn't surprise me either.

  • Hit.Nail.HeadMerlin, Fri Sep 1 8:35am
    The good cops who do their jobs, and go above and beyond, are the ones who have to ultimately pay the price for the bad apples in their barrel.
    • OMG! — Pikes, Sat Sep 2 4:35am
      • It's A Small Small World!Merlin, Sat Sep 2 10:47am
        And little droogies grow up to be big droogies. ;-) There was me, that is Alex, and my three droogs, that is Pete, Georgie, and Dim, and we sat in the Korova Milkbar trying to make up our rassoodocks ... more
        • More Pikes, Sat Sep 2 11:19am
          The boy was one of three suspected in starting the 1987 fire on Battlement Mesa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ff5lMnWx8kQ After the fire, he and his family moved. No one was arrested because there... more
          • A Clockwork OrangeSia☺giah, Sun Sep 3 1:25am
            • Oh yeah!Pikes, Sun Sep 3 10:23am
              I didn't connect it with that. My mind was on another planet, which is typical! Plus I never "got into" A Clockwork Orange. At the time I was really steeped in classical music, and paid little... more
              • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQCQRLA05AA
                • My ignorance. Pikes, Sun Sep 3 5:52pm
                  I really never saw much of, or got into A Clockwork Orange. It's one of those things I just didn't make time for. Mistake? Absolutely. I know it grabbed attention of many people- but I really was in... more
          • He had his droogies with him in this case.Merlin, Sat Sep 2 1:04pm
            There were a number of fellow officers at the scene who carefully record what happened but did not call their sergeant or lieutenant of whoever to tell him to stand down until one of the other... more