Toronto police officer stabbed in North York


Locutus
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A police officer was rushed to a trauma centre Sunday night after he was stabbed in the neck in North York.

Another man was shot and taken to hospital.

The incident occurred in a quiet neighbourhood in the area of Bathurst St. and Wilson Ave. Sunday shortly before midnight.

The officer, who is in his mid-30s, is in serious but stable condition, according to Toronto police Chief Bill Blair, who rushed to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre after he received word an officer was wounded.

The officer was undergoing surgery early Monday.

The other victim is in grave condition with multiple gunshot wounds. His age and identity are not yet known.


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Toronto News: Toronto police officer stabbed in North York - thestar.com
 
mentalfloss
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This is news?
 
SLM
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Yes, Tinman. This is news.
 
mentalfloss
#4
Why?
 
DaSleeper
#5
Feeling neglected???
 
petros
#6
He didn't bleed green.
 
eh1eh
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

Why?

The need to explain is a sure indication that any explanation would be futile.

Anyways, looks like the cop is in bad shape but will recover.
 
grumpydigger
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Does the fact that this guy is a Canadian cop made this news story any more important.....

Or is there, automatic hero status connected to this that an ordinary citizen would not deserve.
 
Locutus
#9
The poor lad be mad.
 
eh1eh
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Quote: Originally Posted by grumpydigger View Post

Does the fact that this guy is a Canadian cop made this news story any more important.....

Or is there, automatic hero status connected to this that an ordinary citizen would not deserve.

Umm. Do you know what it takes to be a cop? Go get stabbed in the throat keeping the peace and we'll pay attention to you too.
 
grumpydigger
+1 / -1
#11
Yes I do know what it takes to be a cop.

I'm from British Columbia and the RCMP have proved the standards are sadly lacking.

In my years, of logging, mining, steel working and oil patchwork I will compare danger and the wounds I have gotten from work with a cop.

this childlike hero worship that some people have for cops ....is hilarious
 
Locutus
+1
#12
Bitch please. You must come drinking in Scarborough some night.
 
mentalfloss
#13
Quote: Originally Posted by grumpydigger View Post

Yes I do know what it takes to be a cop.

I'm from British Columbia and the RCMP have proved the standards are sadly lacking.

In my years, of logging, mining, steel working and oil patchwork I will compare danger and the wounds I have gotten from work with a cop.

this childlike hero worship that some people have for cops ....is hilarious

Excellent points all around.

We can appreciate the services provided without glorifying.
 
Ron in Regina
#14
I've read through the O.P. & its LINK, and found that:

The officer was undergoing surgery early Monday.

The other victim is in grave condition with multiple gunshot wounds. His age and identity are not yet known.


....is curiously vague regarding the person with the multiple gunshot wounds.
 
Locutus
#15
Man who was shot during fight with Toronto police officer Jeff Blair dies



Toronto News: Man who was shot during fight with Toronto police officer Jeff Blair dies - thestar.com


Yeah, that's a shame.
 
DurkaDurka
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it's not like he was an overzealous cop, he was a traffic cop working by him self and he got stabbed in the neck by a crackhead. Good on him for filling the fool with lead.
 
CDNBear
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

We can appreciate the services provided without glorifying.

Quote: Originally Posted by grumpydigger View Post

this childlike hero worship that some people have for cops ....is hilarious

Maybe the two of you could enjoy the thread, without fabricating glorification and hero worship.

Although I have to commend Officer Blair for asking Mike Salb to secure his weapon. Not to many people think of such seemingly inconsequential things, when severely injured.
 
DurkaDurka
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Quote: Originally Posted by CDNBear View Post

Maybe the two of you could enjoy the thread, without fabricating glorification and hero worship.

Although I have to commend Officer Blair for asking Mike Salb to secure his weapon. Not to many people think of such seemingly inconsequential things, when severely injured.

I'm amazed he could keep his focus on such a thing after getting stabbed like that. I have no problem slamming the cops when they go Gestapo but in this case, I see no wrong from what he did.
 
petros
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He did good.
 
CDNBear
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Quote: Originally Posted by DurkaDurka View Post

I'm amazed he could keep his focus on such a thing after getting stabbed like that. I have no problem slamming the cops when they go Gestapo but in this case, I see no wrong from what he did.

He took a calculated risk, and placed his trust in a civilian, but as has been said, he was for all intents and purposes, mortally wounded.

His acts were in line with coming to the realization, that he was going down, and he needed to feel somewhat secure, that his weapon was safe.

I've experienced severe blood lose. The cliche "Lights going dim", is spot on. The numbing hum in your head, telling and scary as you begin to lose motor skills. I can tell you this, I wasn't much worried about anything but dying.
 
DurkaDurka
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Quote: Originally Posted by CDNBear View Post

He took a calculated risk, and placed his trust in a civilian, but as has been said, he was for all intents and purposes, mortally wounded.

His acts were in line with coming to the realization, that he was going down, and he needed to feel somewhat secure, that his weapon was safe.

I've experienced severe blood lose. The cliche "Lights going dim", is spot on. The numbing hum in your head, telling and scary as you begin to lose motor skills. I can tell you this, I wasn't much worried about anything but dying.

Well said.
 

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