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Friday, May 27, 2005

[NY][FL] Ex-NYPD Officer Bodie killed by SWAT at domestic call

Ex-NYPD officer killed in standoff with Palm Beach cops
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted on Fri, May. 27, 2005
[Excerpts] A former New York City police officer was shot and killed by a Palm Beach County sheriff's sniper after a tense, armed standoff... Craig Bodie, also an ex-Marine with a criminal record, was killed by a single bullet to the head... The deadly showdown began as an argument between Bodie and his estranged wife, Lana... [sheriff's spokesman Paul] Miller said the argument escalated after Bodie put a gun to his head, threatening suicide, in front of his family... the SWAT team were called to the scene... But Bodie insisted that he was "going to jail or going to the morgue"... Bodie was shot about 1:15 p.m. and taken to Delray Medical Center...
Bodie's police and military background complicated attempts to end the standoff peacefully... He was familiar with the tactics used by negotiators...
Friday's standoff had the hallmarks of the phenomenon dubbed "suicide by cop," said Miller, the sheriff's spokesman. "Once he started shooting," he said, "he had to have realized we have to shoot to kill"...

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