What is your worst-case scenario
I just returned from taking my son to school, and as I was scanning around the school, streets, and parking lots as I always do, a thought came into my head.
I wanted to share with y'all here and get everyone to honestly list a LEGITIMATE example or scenario that to you would be your worst-case scenario. No jokes, snide comments, serious example only please. I'm not looking to have my thoughts/scenario tactically picked apart, this is to list what in your mind is your worst-case scenario and why, sort of a non-poll poll :blink:
I'm getting my son out of the car this morning and I think to myself....this would be my worst scenario to be in....kids all over the place, parents walking to and away from the buildings, moving cars, stationary cars, bus traffic, all at the same time and BANG...the shooting starts. I have a sworn duty (and my own moral obligation) to intervene and I know I will, its just that this, to me anyway, would be really bad.
My son is here...either at my side, a few feet away, halfway to the front door, or going into the building. The first 2 I can deal with easily...grab him and get him down behind an engine block unless its clear for him to run towards the nearby alley and get around the corner on the other sides of the houses there and wait for me to come get him. The other two would be difficult--shots ringing out and my son out there in the 'killing field' so to speak.....wow. Just the thought of it....wow. I've seen and had to deal with some rough and nasty stuff with kids being a LEO, but to have my son in the mix with an active shooter going and trying to do what needs to be done with him there....wow.
Then there is getting on the phone to call all my buddies in blue to get flying my direction. I know I'll be able to quickly give the necessary info to dispatch, no problem there. I know this needs to be done quickly.
But then the hard part....all the other kids/parents most likely going crazy, running everywhere and shots ringing out. I have to find the shooter(s) and dump them ASAP. I've thought about what to do if the shooters are out by the street or if they are walking around the yard/buildings. I know I'll need to utilize the vehicles for cover and concealment to move to spots where I can get good shots on them all the while watching to see if they have an accomplice or more accomplices than have shown themselves by shooting already. To me, I've got to do whatever it takes to keep these dirtbags from getting into the school and I'll have to maneuver to do that.
I carry my G30 off-duty with 2 spare 13rnd mags so I'll at least have a good start.
I feel that this scenario is completely different while I'm on-duty since a) I'll have armor, radio, long gun, more ammo, buddies already alerted/on the way; and b) my son won't be involved (if not at his school)
I look forward to seeing everyone's own version of your worst-case scenario.