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This is a discussion on Roadside Assistance within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I'm with PolarBear. None of us here are allowed to use red emergency lights unless it's an actual emergency vehicle (even the volunteer FFs), but ...

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    I'm with PolarBear. None of us here are allowed to use red emergency lights unless it's an actual emergency vehicle (even the volunteer FFs), but we all have amber lights and get a kind of "free pass" to run with them given a situation that would need it. (BTW, I have them on my vehicle because I am one of two dispatchers that are required to respond, and quickly, during high risk and large emergencies.)

    If I'm coming on or immediately off work all I have is a .45 in my car. If I'm off duty a .45's in the car and a 9mm on me. (Getting the .223 for my trunk in a few days, too.) Emergency lights come on once I notice something out of place. If it's nothing then no harm-no foul, lights come off and I'm on my way. If I actually see something going on (e.g. BGs hitting the LEO) then the cellphone and gun come out at the same time.

    I will be dialing 9-1-1 in my weak hand while I'm issuing commands at gunpoint with my strong hand. The dispatcher will quickly surmise that something major is going on just by listening to what I'm saying. If/when I get the chance to say something back to the dispatcher (who should stay on the line, btw) I'm telling them my location, that an officer on a traffic stop there is down/needs immediate assistance, to send an ambulance and hold it off until clear, and that I'm armed plus any suspect information (including if they're still there or in the area).

    Clear the area around the officer, check the officer for consciousness/weapon, render first aid if necessary/applicable and give an update to the dispatcher on those results. Once I start hearing sirens I'm giving the dispatcher my description and advising that I'm not putting my weapon down until there are other officers there to assure his safety.

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    It's Food For Thought...

    Quote Originally Posted by peacefuljeffrey View Post
    I'm sorry to say that I am conditioned, from years of reading cop quotes in news stories, that the first thing I would expect would be for the chief of police to indirectly admonish the good samaritan in a press conference.

    He's probably say something along the lines of, "While I, and Officer Smith and his wife and two daughters, and the rest of the police force, appreciate that the actions of Mr. Jeffrey likely saved Officer Smith's life that night, what Mr. Jeffrey did endangered himself and could have led to disaster, and we hope that the public does not take this as a cue to act like civilian police officers..."

    (You know, notwithstanding the fact that if Mr. Jeffrey had not acted to aid the officer, it surely would have been a situation that ended in disaster.)

    You see this kind of disavowal every time an armed citizen saves him or herself from a criminal attacker. "It's dangerous to fight back, and we wish that citizens would leave the police work to us." (And never mind the fact that if Suzy Jones had done that, she'd be dead with a phone in her hand. The fact that she actually did kill her would-be rapist seven minutes before the first cops arrived proved that waiting for the cops' help is the wrong plan. This is shown over and over again.)
    and you may be correct...but a guy has to do...what a guy has to do...I sure hope I don't ever have to make that decision, but I know I could.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peacefuljeffrey View Post
    I'm sorry to say that I am conditioned, from years of reading cop quotes in news stories, that the first thing I would expect would be for the chief of police to indirectly admonish the good samaritan in a press conference.

    He's probably say something along the lines of, "While I, and Officer Smith and his wife and two daughters, and the rest of the police force, appreciate that the actions of Mr. Jeffrey likely saved Officer Smith's life that night, what Mr. Jeffrey did endangered himself and could have led to disaster, and we hope that the public does not take this as a cue to act like civilian police officers..."

    (You know, notwithstanding the fact that if Mr. Jeffrey had not acted to aid the officer, it surely would have been a situation that ended in disaster.)

    You see this kind of disavowal every time an armed citizen saves him or herself from a criminal attacker. "It's dangerous to fight back, and we wish that citizens would leave the police work to us." (And never mind the fact that if Suzy Jones had done that, she'd be dead with a phone in her hand. The fact that she actually did kill her would-be rapist seven minutes before the first cops arrived proved that waiting for the cops' help is the wrong plan. This is shown over and over again.)
    Even if this is the press release. I know Officer Smith, his wife and two daughters will "sing a different tune", and I bet you will even be invited to thanksgiving dinner.
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