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Topic - Aaron Proden
The Virginia Tech police officer who was shot dead at his parked cruiser was a trained firearms and defense instructor with a specialty in crisis intervention. His death leaves investigators puzzling over how and why a gunman walked up to the patrol car during a traffic stop, killed the officer and wound up dead himself in a nearby parking lot.
He was a jokester who enjoyed riding his motorcycle and rock music, his friend Aaron Proden told the AP.