National Gun Forum banner
1 - 7 of 7 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,703 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
> Farmers had just finished milking the cows when the fire started around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at a dairy barn belonging to Marlin Getz at 440 Elco Drive. The cause of the fire was not immediately known.

> An estimated six to eight of the roughly 65 in the herd died when the roof collapsed on them, said Todd Getz, Marlin Getz's son.
The surviving cattle were taken to a neighboring farm.

> According to a Pennsylvania State Police news release, a trooper arrived on the scene around 9:45 p.m. and began searching the barn for occupants.
The trooper, who police did not identify, observed Timothy Getz in an area of the barn engulfed with smoke and ordered him to vacate the premises.
Getz refused and began striking the trooper, according to the report.
Todd Getz said his brother was trying to get the cows out of the barn.

> "I understand the cop was just doing his job, but I think he should've had a little more consideration for the situation at hand," said Todd Getz.
"We needed to get those cows out of the barn.
"I don't know that had he left us keep doing it if we would've saved them all.
We probably wouldn't have, but we could've saved a few more maybe."

> Another one of Marlin Getz's sons, Timothy Getz, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer. He was held on $15,000 bail.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crim...ith-assault-on-cop/ar-AAGR7pK?ocid=spartanntp
 
  • Like
Reactions: Levant

·
Ancient Gaseous Emanation
Joined
·
55,659 Posts
As farmers raced to evacuate cattle from a burning barn in Myerstown, one man was arrested for allegedly assaulting a police officer who attempted to stop the rescue effort.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,703 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 · (Edited)
Yep - That is what i read also.
Arrived on private property and began issuing orders.
 

·
Grand Imperial Poobah
Joined
·
24,885 Posts
IMHO, the assault on the state trooper was more than justified.

Disclaimer: I own a farm and livestock, and consider it my duty to protect my livestock and give them a good, healthy and safe environment to live in.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,907 Posts
Trooper overstepped, he could have suggested the farmer vacate for his own safety. But his barn, his cows. his choice.
I pity the cop who tries to stop me from entering my burning house to save a family member. My house, my family, my choice.
 

·
Ancient Gaseous Emanation
Joined
·
55,659 Posts
It generally proves unwise to stand between a man and his family or to stand between a man and his livelihood.
 
1 - 7 of 7 Posts
Top