Internet calls Moscow police chief James Fry ‘national hero’ after Idaho suspect Bryan Kohberger's arrest
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MOSCOW, IDAHO: Internet users have hailed the Moscow Police Department’s chief, James Fry, for his heroic and valiant efforts that helped in the arrest of Bryan Christopher Kohberger. Kohberger was taken into custody on December 30 after being presented in court in relation to the brutal killings of four University of Idaho students.
As the case reached a point where a suspect was finally arrested after a span of about seven weeks, Reddit users praised James Fry as a “national hero.” The post that centered around the Moscow police chief read: "Never to be forgotten for his tireless efforts to catch the killer despite ruthless public criticism. This man deserves early retirement after closing this case. His strong but gentle demeanor, kind face, and calmness throughout these months was truly remarkable. It’s an outstanding display of faith restored in law enforcement. The Moscow Police Department is a shining example of what law enforcement should look like. We watched many videos of body cam footage displaying honorable actions and behavior all Moscow police officers. May this department serve as an example of what all law enforcement communities should strive to represent."
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Following the arrest of a suspect in the fatal stabbings of four University of Idaho students over seven weeks after they were killed, the police chief in Moscow, Idaho, vehemently defended his department's handling of a homicide investigation earlier. Pressure from the family of Kaylee Goncalves, one of the victims, seriously mounted on Fry and his department as fears of the case remaining unsolved loomed over the nation. Throughout the roughly seven-week investigation that ended with the arrest of Bryan Christopher Kohberger, Moscow Police Chief James Fry was under fire from the public and the relatives of the victims. “I will 100% stand behind the way we handled this investigation,” Fry said in a press conference as per News Nation.
“This all started Day 1 with our patrol officers arriving on scene, locking down the scene, us calling in the Idaho State Police, us calling in the FBI and keeping information that was pertinent to this case very, very tight.” “We want to have a situation where when this goes to trial, there is no doubt that we’ve done everything right,” Fry said. Police kept quiet about the case's progress and held their first news conference days after the murders on November 13. At first, they claimed it was a "targeted attack" but later advised residents of Moscow to exercise caution because the murderer was still at large. “I have faith in those agencies across the nation, I have faith in our officers, I have faith in the FBI, and they did a great job,” Fry added.
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