Tennessee sheriff taped saying 'I love this shit' after ordering suspect's killing

Tennessee sheriff taped saying 'I love this shit' after ordering suspect's killing

So a public servant meant to protect people admitted that he enjoys killing them? He’s going to have some serious paid vacation coming his way.

“They said ‘we’re ramming him,’” Sheriff Oddie Shoupe of White County said on tape in the aftermath of the killing of suspect Michael Dial. “I said, ‘Don’t ram him, shoot him.’ Fuck that shit. Ain’t gonna tear up my cars.”

Shoupe arrived on the scene shortly after police had shot Dial at the conclusion of a low-speed chase, clearly upset he had missed the excitement.

“I love this shit,” Shoupe said, apparently unaware that his comments were being picked up by another deputy’s body-worn camera. “God, I tell you what, I thrive on it.

“If they don’t think I’ll give the damn order to kill that motherfucker they’re full of shit,” he added, laughing. “Take him out. I’m here on the damn wrong end of the county,” he said.

This guy is way out of line, borderline psychopathic.

“I love this shit,” Shoupe said, apparently unaware that his comments were being picked up by another deputy’s body-worn camera. “God, I tell you what, I thrive on it.

“If they don’t think I’ll give the damn order to kill that motherfucker they’re full of shit,” he added, laughing. “Take him out. I’m here on the damn wrong end of the county,” he said.

And this is the guy in charge, who is not just setting the example, but demanding his officers follow suit. There is no such thing as a few bad apples when the bad ones are in charge and setting the pace. This is the definition of systemic.

Nope, the county district attorney declared it justified. He’s in the clear.

Jeez. That's actually worse than it sounded.

I've actually met Shoupe before, and no doubt about it...he is nuttier than a shit house rat.

He is well known for civil liberty violations. You can search his name and find some of them.

I can tell you that (unfortunately) his jurisdiction is in the center of the "Good Ol' Boy Network" and he's very likely not getting any reprimand for this what so ever..

Note: Search "Cookeville police plant drugs", "Algood cop Smithville crash", "Oddie Shoupe search warrant" and more to see what the good ol boy network does to protect the bad apples.

When a deputy had successfully nudged Dial off the road, Reserve Deputy Adam West, who was in pursuit in his own personal vehicle, fired three shots as the vehicle went down into a ditch. Dial died of a gunshot wound to the head.

They had already incapacitated the guy's truck before shooting him. They shot him just to shoot him, not to stop the pursuit.

Of course

Yeah, when you see something like that in the headline, you think it's taken out of context... But it's actually way worse in context.

YouTube video

of the audio captured. Around 8:55 in is where he says, "I love this shit..." but the whole capture is worth a listen.

I was severely injured by police. As I was laying in a hospital bed getting prepped for emergency surgery to save the parts of my body that were in pieces, a group of officers showed up in the doorway. They were talking to each other and one of them said really loudly, "Tell him not to worry, I would have just killed her." He glanced my way when he said "her" and our eyes met. It was one of the most chilling moments of my life. On the other hand, almost all of the other cops, particularly the Sheriffs, who I interacted with throughout my ordeal were outstanding, amazing people, who actually helped me gather evidence that the police who hurt me were acting illegally. For those who say victims should just sue, it's almost impossible to find a lawyer who is willing to take on the police department, and it costs a ton. I got the impression that the "good cops" are 100% sick of cops like this, and wanted me to try and fight it because they don't know how to fight it themselves.

Let's call this what it is: Total disregard for human life, compassionless, unprovoked, violent, banaba-replublic-style policing.

In other words, MURDER.

He should rot in prison. General population. That is what I live for. Pieces of shit getting what they deserve

You can hear the audio and watch the body cam video in this article: https://www.newschannel5.com/news/newschannel-5-investigates/sheriff-s-disturbing-comments-caught...

The cop who shoots the suspect actually had his gun drawn while driving. He started shooting before he even got out of his car fully. “God, I tell ya hwut.”

Well, the killing it self may have been justified (which was carried out by a different officer), BUT, the attitude expressed by the Sheriff during the incident is inexcusable, and it shows someone who has no business working in law enforcement.

Welcome to America. I see that you are new here...

The fact that it was a reserve deputy (who joined the pursuit in a POV, no less) that shot him is extremely troubling to me.

For those that don't know, a reserve officer is the police equivalent of a volunteer firefighter. They're unpaid and part time but have full police powers while on duty. It's a noble thing to do, but they typically have less training and far less field experience than full time officers.

Regardless of whether the shooting was justified or not, having this guy on the scene seems like a recipe for disaster.

Willing to order someone killed rather than hurt their tax-paid cruisers.

That is pretty much an open/shut case of excessive and uncalled-for force.

And sadly, the only people who will be affected by this are the taxpayers. Because that asshole will just fight with the union to keep his job while the county pays out to the victim from tax-paid funds.

Victims really, really need to start targeting the police unions. Sue them.

And around just :45 is where he talks about just taking him out, shooting, and not wanting to mess up his cars. He also says, "He's that boy we had trouble with in jail." around 3:30 so it seems like it was personal.

I got the impression that the "good cops" are 100% sick of cops like this, and wanted me to try and fight it because they don't know how to fight it themselves.

It's not that they don't know how, it's more likely that it's a career-killing move, or worse. Good cops have been killed for calling out the shithead cops.

Reading the title I thought for sure the comments would be out of context or something. Nope. That's messed up

It does, it's just that police departments in this country are also gangs.

Oddie's a classic example of a good ol' boy, yep.

In public, he'll try to put on a good look like he's a regular fuckin' Andy Griffith-- right down to his perfectly shined shoes and his immaculately maintained haircut. Always "ma'am" and that sort of thing.

Anyone that knows Oddie as a regular Joe outside that public facade knows he's a regular asshole. I've never personally had to deal with it, but I know plenty of others who have. But most people tolerated him and went on to reelect him because he was busting down on our meth problem in some areas-- which was a concern before it switched over to being a opioid epidemic.

But God knows he hasn't done shit for much else. This county likely won't miss him after this coming election.

People think "snitches get stitches" only applies to gangs

That would be the sheriff acting as judge and jury.

Oddie actually happens to be a family member of mine and trust me when I say this, even his family despises him. He is a scum of the earth type of human from planting drugs to this shit he is just a piece of trash.

Guys. They were pursuing him for driving with a suspended license. A SUSPENDED LICENSE. Not that he was driving recklessly or had a weapon or was in any way a danger to the public but for a goddamn suspended license. WHAT THE FUCK.

I've been here a few days....or years....or my whole life... Still not sure how I'm going to get used to living here. I was told we have a problem with immigrants because they're violent, I think they have the wrong guys on that one.

Judge Judy and executioner.

On a personal, less funny, note, assholes like this are what's keeping America back. They're why I'm glad to be an attorney. Someone needs to hold the line in the justice system.

Matching colors

Illegal use of deadly force

Stealing property (civil forfeiture)

Shit dude

It's blacklivesmatter too, not only blacklivesmatter.

Some departments let old men donors that voluntarily patrol streets shoot citizens.

Exactly, he ordered this guy's execution.

Along with the officers who followed his orders.

this is why they have black lives matter protests

"Whew, good thing we didnt scratch the paint," he said as he stood over the dead fucking body

When you've been talking like that amongst fellow officers for decades, and then within the past couple years your department gets bodycams, yeah, it's easy to forget.

When the context makes it worse.

Upvoted for visibility since it's a valuable contribution... But I kinda regret watching this. It's pretty disturbing.

Fun fact, if you google the sheriff's name, another headline involves him taking part in trading inmates' freedoms for their vasectomies/implants.

The lawsuit says Shoupe conspired to "sterilize" as many inmates as possible, offering them less time in jail in a practice that was inherently coercive and in violation of their constitutional rights. Mario Williams, a lawyer with Nexus, said 42 men agreed to undergo vasectomies.

I'm from Canada and I'm quite disturbed that you guys have unpaid and under-trained volunteer COPS

That's Tennessee police for you.

Police are out here doing drive-bys now

The guy they held "accountable" was the previous Sheriff who refused to murder people. That didn't sit well with the hate-filled monsters comprising the electorate so they elected this guy to replace him.

This isn't even close to the only insane thing this guy has done either - he's a Sheriff Joe type - all criminals forfeit all rights, lethal force should be employed for pure convenience, "rights" are only for white people he likes, the only law that actually counts is the 2nd Amendment, and just you try to stop him.

Maybe Trump will pardon him on the off chance anything comes of this tape. These are the type of men his voters love.

"We have investigated ourselves and have found ourselves to be innocent of all wrongdoing."

I'd like to see how he came to that decision. Like, at what point did the officer feel anyone's life was in grave danger or that it was a case of 'shoot or get shot'. There's no just cause for excessive force here. More mafia hit than law enforcement.

This guy is going down, no way he gets away with it. One month paid leave of absence absolute minimum.

Slow speed chase, car was going into a ditch when the shots were fired. Cowardly and disgusting.

Reserve Deputy Adam West

Holy excessive force, Batman!

This is exactly why Christopher Dorner did what he did.

Then they went out and sanitized his manifesto so that it just made him sound crazy, and they basically covered up every real justification that he refers to concerning police corruption.

It was pretty fucking sickening.

"Oh hey, this cop lost his shit and now he's going around targeting corrupt cops and killing other cops who get in the way, I guess we better burn him to death and pretend he was just unstable and not that he got fucked over by the department after whistleblowing on corruption. Bad optics and all that."

It seems to be prevalent everywhere. Go to any comment thread about a criminal doing evil things, and you'll see remarks about wishing them prison rape or beating up/killing the criminal or other similar eye-for-an-eye type of attitude. Look at the way the Philippines president is boasting about executing drug criminals, and how the citizens there applaud him. Look at how many racist/xenophobic remarks are thrown around on uncensored, anonymous chat/comment/message boards. It's not a problem with one particular country. It's just the savage side of the human race that we finally get to see due to the internet.

The sheriff is supposed to be your first line of defense against a corrupt police force.

Greetings, guy from 1840s wyoming.


Guys, I found another murderer.

Here's the official story as falsely reported to the DA by the murderous cops.


I never watch this stuff anymore. The last one I watched was on the today show about Philando Castile. It disrupted my sleep for at least one week. I still can’t grasp that it’s so normal in the US for the police, who as citizens you NEED to be able to thrust, can do such terrible things without proper punishment. It’s not because it’s too graphic or such, but it’s just so frustrating to see this abuse of authority and knowing they will get away with it.

It just frustrates me so much and I’m not even American. I want to go to the US someday to travel, but this doesn’t really motivate me tbh.

(If interested; )

Sheriff is an elected position, I hope to shit the residents of his county will hold him accountable in their next election. It's small town TN tho, I wont be holding my breath.

he already got away with it, scott free. This is just the civil suit to get money for the Victim's wife.

not gonna happen. At most, they are all going to enter some sort of plea bargain with prosecutor to rat on the sheriff. The county district attorney already weighed in and said he was justified in saying what he said.

Don't forget dealing drugs too, my hometown a bunch of them got caught and few in my current city did as well. Drugs they stole from people at traffic stops.

Reserve Deputy Adam West... fired three shots as the vehicle went down into a ditch.

In June, the county district attorney declared the shooting justified.

How the fuck is that justified? His vehicle was disabled. He wasn’t threatening the cops’ lives. What clear and imminent danger was the shooter in? How was his life or safety at risk?

Just a few bad apples, my ass.

Goddamn. That’s pretty fucked up.

When has fleeing the police been justification for them murdering you? I don't remember reading that in any John Grisham books.

Holy crap, if this is true...you are going to meet a lot of interested people in a bit! Any details or pics you are willing to share?

even if that case is justified, doesn't his attitude raise serious concerns about his ability to make proper choices in future cases?

He should be dismissed until he does hurt somebody who doesn't "deserve it"

Sheriff Oddie Shoupe of White County

Nothing there surprises me.

I'm commenting in the hopes of increasing exposure and increasing the statistic probability of this worthless cunt's life ending

He's the boss. Who's going to discipline him?

Surprised the video just didn't "disappear"

holy shit man i just moved to this state

Edit: I got pretty drunk since first posting this. I fucking love you guys lol. I agree Knox county isn't so bad. I'm just a little concerned as someone of Asiatic descent.

Sheriffs get elected don't they? So doesn't some of the responsibility for electing him repeatedly fall on the public?

BTW, I never understood this concept of electing cops. Where I'm from, they're career officials who have to take tests and mandatory training to get in. Also, they get moved from one part of the country to another fairly often. Can somebody explain the basis for these elected sheriffs?

Murderkop can't have his tiny orgasm unless he kills someone.

This guy is way out of line, borderline psychotic.

Borderline? I'm really not trying to be hyperbolic, but this is the most evil, psychotic shit I have heard in quite some time.

Psychopathic, not psychotic. Most people with psychosis don't hurt anybody. And in the rare instances where they do, certainly don't do it with the level of clarity and intent this guy did.

Don't let this piece of shit off easy. By the same, token, don't associate innocent people with his actions just because they're psychotic.

That football man kneels sometimes! How dare he!

In June, the county district attorney declared the shooting justified.

Taxpayers don't get to vote on how they're killed by the government.

“Hey look! That car looks mildly like the car he drives! Fill it with bullets!”

“Oh, it was an old lady... Acceptable risk!”


Id like to hear more about your story if you're willing to share-

Which is why anyone who works for the government should get much harsher punishments than the average citizen. The risk of corruption is just too great when you're in a position of authority like that.

“Finally”? It’s been clearly on display for 40, 000 of human society.

The last 50 years of relative peace are a complete anomaly in human history.

They would kill you too and make the news say you are a terrorist.

The cops who actually shot me were worried because they did a lot of things wrong. The man who gave the order to shoot realized he messed up and this could definitely be a problem for him. The cops in the doorway were discussing it, and the comment was intended to give reassurance to the one who gave the order to shoot me. Doorway cop would have just killed me. I am the "her" he was referring to.

Did you make an error? Or is judge Judy taking law into her own hands?

The DA stated the shooting was justified, not the comment the sheriff made. The article does make it known whether the district attorney was even aware of this statement by the sheriff at the time. The articles author likely doesn't even know. Still, even without this DA knowing the sheriff made this statement at the time, it doesn't much improves my opinion of this DAs opinion.


He’s been doing the job forever without oversight. It’s easy to forget.

At this point in our country's history we, the population, need to band together and stake out this asshole's home. Surround his house for days at a time with pitch forks and torches and demand for his immediate prosecution under the law. Place him under citizen arrest and drag him, physically, to a courtroom.

No one person should ever be given this much leeway to do what they want, much less a police officer.

This should be the point in our history that we start forming unruly mobs to do what needs to be done - bring justice to those who deserve it.

shit happens regularly. you think the opioid epidemic magically skipped over law enforcement that is around it daily? no.

Wow. That was some bullshit. Why are body cams removable/able to be turned on/off? That should be grounds for immediate termination and pension revocation. You’re fucking done! You don’t work here anymore, you’re not transferring to another department, you’re not on desk duty or paid leave. Find a new career.

video of sheriff and deputy after the shooting

I’m not certain, but from the conversation in this video, I assume the guy in the black shirt is the one that shot him.

Seriously. I'm the son of a police officer in a major American city. This kind of language isn't even limited to when they're on-the-job; I've heard shit like this at family barbecues with my dad's co-workers, while I was running around playing Capture the Flag and Relievio with other "cop kids" in their/our backyards. The "blue wall" goes way beyond the police department; many cops conflate their "police" identity with their own families, and any accusation or criticism of another cop, department, or of police work in general gets twisted into a personal attack.

There will be no ramifications.

Tax payer need to start getting what they pay for. Also god the police suck.

Police officers need to start being required to carry personal liability insurance, akin to malpractice insurance. Give them all a raise to cover average costs, but after that, if their department is considered more of a risk, the officers themselves have to pay out of pocket for it. If their department is good on the other hand, they get a nice little raise.

It's not confined to blacks, though. Look at the white dude in AZ that was killed by the cop with the personal rifle that had "you're fucked" engraved on it

Something’s Wrong in White County

Apparently this is the same county where a judge ran what some people referred to as a “eugenics” program, where he would reduce inmates sentences by 30 days if they were sterilized. Got reprimanded but not removed.

But yeah, Black Lives Matter is the bigger problem. /s

Good Ol' Boy Network

Great way to describe it.

I'm usually quick to defend law enforcement in most posts on here, but I wouldn't trust rural police whatsoever. Too little accountability. And the young talent they recruit are bred to follow suit, not challenge the conventions. Otherwise they're out.

They're the kind of people who will eat with you at church Sunday, and then "justifiably" shoot some random woman on duty the next night to keep their affair from getting out.

More complex than that, but a start. Require them to have insurance (they can't work/be paid without it) and then let the insurance companies refuse to sell to risky officers.

Additionally, hold officers to a higher level than regular citizens. Cops want to use military weapons, wear military style uniforms, use military tactics? Hold them to military standards for use of force.

Finally, all officers need to be investigated and tried by a federal tribunal of professionals (attorney from both sides, judges, IA officers, jag, etc) who are extremely vetted and appointed for life. No longer will you have home cooking of local DAs, who can convince a grand jury that a ham sandwich killed Lincoln, yet can't convince anyone that any cop has ever done something wrong. DAs have too close of a relationship with cops, their partners, the rest of the force, etc to ever be impartial and they never really try when it comes to abuse of force question. Take it not just away from locals, take it away from the states and give it to those who have absolutely no fear and nothing to lose for indicting those who deserve it.

The kicker is, this isn't even the police force, this is the fucking sheriff. The sheriff is supposed to be your first line of defense against a corrupt police force.