This is a clear case of acceptable lethal force applied immediately.
Close distance, from side, backstop is ground, temple aimed shots until perp stops moving. Check for Perp friends around. After, summon help with officer radio. Perform first aid/neck restraint/CPR on officer if necessary, hopefully not.
The officer's life is in dire jeopardy and he is overpowered. What is unclear about the need to immediately neutralize perp. This one is really obvious. As stated earlier: Ability, Opportunity, Jeopardy. All three, right there, right now......
Calling on phone first increases jeopardy to officer. Using MMA, Jujitsu, chokes, kicks...seems Jackie Chan movie-ish to me. Hey, more power to you if you think you can or feel you have training. Seems like an awesome backup plan if gun fails.
However, it appears highly inefficient to me given this situations need for immediate speed and perp neutralization.
The use of the large Mag Light "to the head" would most likely be considered deadly force.
Well, without reading it again for 'tricky parts,' Pull past the cars, park, leave engine on.
Call 911 and tell them officer down. (At this point, according to description, I dont even know this for a fact.) Who knows, maybe cop had a heart attack and other guy is attempting CPR or something.
Exit and use passenger car for cover, announce myself, and....and here is a legitimate use of a warning shot IMO....if they dont react or separate, give a warning shot (if area is safe to do so). If they're on top of each other or struggling, I see a big risk in trying to shoot...and I may still not know the whole story just from what I'm able to see.
- Guy gets cop's gun or has his own. Have to make sure you are positioned safely and using car engine block for cover. Must be prepared to shoot. (And you still probably dont know whole story)
- Guy stops at warning shot and decides to leave, thus approaching his car and you in front of it. Unless he's armed, you cant shoot and you have to move from in front of the car.
- Other cops come and there you are with a gun out.
- Passersby stop and get involved. May get in your line of fire, may cause further aggression, etc.
Esp, why do you have to turn it on? Why isnt it already on?
Just for fun!
You forgot "under god" in your quote, One Nation Under God.