This is a discussion on Super Cop within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; :agree: KenpoTex...
This officer was in complete control...I'm sure these suspects were given 'special directions' in how to respond when stopped by the police...as soon as they were booked...
The idiot with the shovel deserved to be shot...
"That I cannot do."
"Give this to, uh, Clemenza. I want reliable people, people who aren't going to be carried away. After all we're not murderers in spite of what this undertaker thinks."
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excellent job by the officer.. and as for the second video that was linked here did the officer make it, i dont have sound so i couldnt hear what was going on
one word: "taser"
"Personal weapons are what raised mankind out of the mud..."
-Jeff Cooper, "The Art of the Rifle"
He had one shot graze his head I think, and I recall a mentioning of another one going through his shoulder more vertically (i guess after he had fallen), the rest half dozen or so rounds were hit to the body, but he credited his flak vest for saving his life.
It's people like that (in the truck) that should in the end get shot by other officers after in an attemped arrest, instead of taking space in prison at our expense. Thank God he had a flak vest though, if it had been what, just 20, 30 years before? he probably wouldn't have been equipped with that and would be dead.
"I've got a shotgun, a rifle, and a four-wheel drive.. a country boy can survive..." - Hank Williams, Jr.
However, if you see one of us with a weapon drawn, STAY BACK!. Don't come into our frontal view, and most definitely don't approach from behind or the side. At that point, the adrenaline is pumping full volume, and we may be experiencing tunnel vision, auditory exclusion, SNS, etc. Just stay back and most definitely do not draw your weapon. Backup is most likely (hopefully) on the way in a big hurry and if they roll up and see someone not in uniform with a drawn weapon, it could get real ugly, real quick.
It IS rare that anyone will stop to help when we are in a fight, but when someone does, it is highly appreciated, and it IS NOT FORGOTTEN. Most people don't care enough to help, not caring that we would REALLY love to go home to our family at the end of the shift.
That officer didn't appear to need much help, but I certainly would have offered assistance.
Whatever doesn't kill you postpones the inevitable.