chapter  4
SELF-DESTRUCTION: COP-KILLERS IN THEIR EARLY THIRTIES
ESTRUCTION ILLERS IN HIRTIES
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In this section, we will examine six cases involving cop-killers aged thirty to thirty-four. The cases in this chapter include:

• James Cruckson, who executed an officer investigating a rape by firing on police from a concealed position inside a home

• Jamie Hood, who executed an officer during a traffic stop • Leonard Statler, who killed an officer investigating a shots-

fired call • Shaun Seeley, who executed an officer who was searching his

home during a warrant service operation • Charles Post, who killed an officer who approached him in

a parking lot to arrest him on an attempted murder warrant • Martin Poynter, who murdered an officer about to arrest him

on a child support warrant We will see that this group is influenced by the three major themes:

failure of both interpersonal and professional relationships, engagement in criminal lifestyles, and/or drug addiction.