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Cedar City officer injured in 'all-out battle' at hospital with drug suspect

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  • NeilT Clearfield, UT
    July 23, 2013 10:42 p.m.

    One more reason to legalize drugs. Not.

  • Flashback Kearns, UT
    July 24, 2013 5:58 p.m.

    This is why Assault on a Police Officer should be at least a 3rd degree felony. They should charge this guy with attempted murder.

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    July 25, 2013 10:20 a.m.

    From what I've previously read, people under the influence of drugs are oftentimes more resilient to tasers and stun guns. It would make more sense to always have 2 officers involved with anyone who is high on drugs and especially when also known to be paranoid. After this incident and the other one mentioned in SLC several years ago when an officer was killed, perhaps that will become a mandatory requirement.

    Wrongful drug use has literally become a huge scourge on our society. It ruins lives of individuals and families. Plus, it costs tens of billions of dollars a year to deal with treatments and incarcerations... on top of the war on drug costs.

  • FrankSegesman ,
    July 29, 2013 4:59 a.m.

    NealT nailed it. Never ever allow them to cave in and legalize drugs. Also, isn't it about time Jason Thomas thought about maybe opening a doughnut shop and get out of law enforcement?