Man Sentenced for Shooting Officer

Man Sentenced for Shooting Officer

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(Provo-AP) -- Thomas David Sanger could spend the rest of his life in prison for shooting an officer last May.

Fourth District Judge Anthony Schofield yesterday sentenced Sanger to five years to life in prison for shooting officer Chris Bagley. Schofield said Sanger showed little remorse.

Sanger had pleaded guilty last September to shooting Bagley. He also faces 784-dollars in restitution fines.

According to a police report, Bagley, Corporal Dean Pettersson and Greg Turnbow approached Sanger at a skate park nearly a year ago because he matched a description of someone who previously had threatened people with a gun.

Sanger pulled out a pistol, and Pettersson struggled with him, injuring his knee in the tussle. Sanger managed to shoot Bagley in the knee before the three officers got the gun away from him.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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