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Cops killed man threatening suicide

Wife sues because husband's finger was allegedly far from trigger

On March 27, Gary Kendrick, suffering from depression, put a shotgun to his head and pulled the trigger. The gun didn't go off. According to a suit filed November 20 in federal court, his wife called 911, despite his threats he would pull the trigger if she made the call.

Sheriff's deputies arrived quickly. Holding a bottle of vodka in one hand and the shotgun in the other, he shouted to the police, "Bring it on, m——er fu——ers," and a sheriff's deputy fired four shots, one of which killed him.

In a lawsuit against the county, his widow Cynthia claims that Kendrick's hand was not near the trigger and he could not have fired at the deputies. She is suing for damages and violation of civil rights.

The county counsel had no comment.

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On March 27, Gary Kendrick, suffering from depression, put a shotgun to his head and pulled the trigger. The gun didn't go off. According to a suit filed November 20 in federal court, his wife called 911, despite his threats he would pull the trigger if she made the call.

Sheriff's deputies arrived quickly. Holding a bottle of vodka in one hand and the shotgun in the other, he shouted to the police, "Bring it on, m——er fu——ers," and a sheriff's deputy fired four shots, one of which killed him.

In a lawsuit against the county, his widow Cynthia claims that Kendrick's hand was not near the trigger and he could not have fired at the deputies. She is suing for damages and violation of civil rights.

The county counsel had no comment.

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Well, lots of luck with that claim. Armed and defiant, he was nobody any cop wanted to encounter.

Nov. 24, 2015

Suicide by cop. NHI

Nov. 25, 2015

AlexClarke: If true, it wouldn't be the first time. Best, Don Bauder

Nov. 26, 2015

Visduh: This one will be tough for the plaintiff to win. Best, Don Bauder

Nov. 26, 2015

he got what he wanted, send the wife the bill for the police time ( or to her lawyer that probably convinced her to file suit )

Nov. 25, 2015

Murphyjunk: I don't know the plaintiff's arrangement with her lawyers. Best, Don Bauder

Nov. 26, 2015

I love the police protocol for stopping people from committing suicide. Seems to me there was a similar situation years ago where PD successfully kept a man from harming himself by killing him as well. Good job guys! I can sleep easy knowing the police will protect me from myself.

Nov. 25, 2015

FatCatSegat: The situation most often portrayed in the press is the brave police officer going out on a ledge to keep a suicidal person from jumping. Best, Don Bauder

Nov. 26, 2015

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