OK so imagine being a cop and finding out that someone is suicidal. You’re called to the scene where they are armed and I guess, presumed dangerous. Would you kill them or try to save their lives?
That’s the issue here. I’m posing the question, Do officers have a duty to preserve life?
One resident, who asked not to be identified, said Ambury often walked her two small dogs throughout the complex, and sometimes sat for prolonged periods near the edge of the canal behind her building.
The resident said she heard as many as five shots at about 7:30 p.m.
The residents admit that the standoff was tense, but I’m having a hard time calling this a standoff. She’s NOT A CRIMINAL in this situation and she’s holding none hostage other than herself.
Here’s the link to her professional profile.
Do you think that this could have been handled differently?
Her resume highlights
Experienced Training Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. Skilled in Computer Networking, PALS Instruction, ACLS Instruction, and BLS instruction. I am also an experienced EMS instructor. Paramedic, Pediatrics, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).
Strong community and social services professional with a Bachelor’s degree focused in Computer and Information Science/Engineering from Broward College.
I have various other skills pertaining to customer service, leadership/management, entrepreneurship, as well as many others. I am a fast learner. I think outside of the box, which makes me an excellent problem solver.
I am seeking employment with an agency where I can utilize my skills and experience.
Guys we’ve got to do better than this. All of these men against ONE WOMAN. I’m very upset about this. Its a scary time and I’m certain she was frightened. I just don’t know if she was serious about wanting to end her life.
The hate and ignorance is real surrounding this story.
Comments such as, “why are we complaining? She wanted to die, so they killed her, we should be Happy”. But this doesn’t seem right. How can anyone feel good about this? Mental illness patients don’t deserve death. They deserve treatment.
She was a service woman and people loved her. There are several comments where people are in tears and devastated by their loss and folks don’t feel like this assisted suicide was lawful.
Another thing. She’s in her home. Its LEGAL to possess a firearm in your house, so why are they approaching her this way? This makes no sense.
I’m realizing that you cannot call 911 for mental patients. They will be killed.