And Another Gold Star Goes To:

A most versitile position indeed. A dedicated trash inspector, reminiscent of the days of “Alice’s Restraunt”, who spent a gruelling 96 hours relentlessly surveiling a dumpster in Grantsville WV, has a “shoot to kill” moment while trying to apprehend Billy Hardway, another most hardened “criminal” living with his grandmother, on an arrest warrant based on charges that were later thrown out… Luckily for Hardway, this DNR officer was either a very poor shot or a very good one, because he is still alive. But as anyone can plainly see from the evidence, no one makes a snap decision to shoot someone in the shoulder unless you are actually intending on trying to kill them. I’m not quite sure I understand why these officers are not trained to find alternatives to “instant death” as a means for taking care of problems.

Billy Hardway, by the way, insists that he saw the DNR officer coming and got scared, having had past unpleasant experiences with law enforcement. So he crouched down behind a door to hide. Perhaps a poor choice of actions, but understandable considering that typical law enforcement officers commonly use fear and intimidtion tactics which have a tendancy to stick with a person for a very long while.
Billy was, however, easily discovered behind the door, and as he was getting up from his crouched position the officer shot him. Billy swears that there was no knife or weapon of any kind and that he had no intention of attacking the officer. All he was doing was standing up. But, as Billy put it so elequently, “The good Lord will take care of the liars and the bad people”…

GETTING TRASHED – Grantsville Burdened With “Dumping,” Residents Issued Criminal Complaints, Some Protest(03/14/2005)

BILLY RAY HARDWAY PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO ASSAULT ON OFFICER

AUTHORITIES OFFERING ‘NO COMMENT’ REGARDING HARDWAY SHOOTING

DNR OFFICER INVOLVED IN SECOND SHOOTING INCIDENT (11/02/2006)

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