Thursday, June 22, 2017

Afghanistan Marine Veteran Killed During Standoff

5 things to know about man fatally shot by Butler County deputy
Journal News
Lauren Pack Staff Writer
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Jason Faulkner said Jacob, a New Miami graduate, served in the Marines in Afghanistan. He had been back in the U.S. for about six years.
BUTLER COUNTY
A Butler County sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a man after being dispatched on a report of an active shooter on Jackson Road at 5:23 p.m. Tuesday night.

“He seemed OK at first,” Jason Faulkner said of his brother, who went by Jake.

Jake had been taking classes at Xavier University and had a job at GE, according to his brother.

“Probably a couple years ago we noticed a change in his attitude,” Jason Faulkner said.
Jason Faulkner said he does not blame officers for his brother’s death.

Jake planned the shooting, knowing police would show up when he started firing at the moving train, according to Jason Faulkner

Jason Faulkner said he heard deputies yell, “Put it down. Don’t make me shoot you.” Then he said he heard three shots.
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So exactly when does all of these awareness efforts actually save veterans like Jake?