12/10/2010

The stress that comes with pulling the trigger

They killed a bad guy and saved lives, but there will be an emotional backlash because some in the community will condemn the actions

By John A. Torres
Gannett News Service

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — On Nov. 28, a Satellite Beach police officer shot and killed a murder suspect in what became the city's first-ever officer-involved shooting.

In fact, it was only the third time an officer had discharged his or her gun since the city was founded in 1957.

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