Active Response Training
Written by Greg Ellifritz
November 23, 2012
The FBI recently released its annual Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted report. According to the FBI webpage (in article at link below).
“The FBI publishes Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted each year to provide information about officers who were killed, feloniously or accidentally, and those officers who were assaulted while performing their duties.”
........I would assert that this report is just as important for the armed citizen as it is for the police officer. 83% of the offenders in the study had prior criminal records. 22% were on probation or parole at the time they killed a cop. Who do you think were victimized by the killers’ previous crimes? You guessed it…people like you. The same criminals who kill cops also victimize armed citizens. Study your enemy and be prepared!
My Comments: I cherry picked some of the facts in the article and LEOKA report for the below. The report is a must read for broad SA on where the danger issues are. This is something everyone who carries should read. All you LEO, and the rest of you "be safe out there".
- More than 2000 officers were assaulted with a firearm last year, yet only 9.4% of them were injured. That means a lot of criminals fire shots at cops, but miss. Assuming that multiple shots were fired in at least some of the incidents, criminal hit rates are well under 10%.
- Only one officer in the last 10 years was killed from body armor that failed.
- Only 4% of officers last year were killed with their own weapon. The 10-year average is almost 10%. This is one of the few positive data points in this report.
Link to Active Response Training Article: The 2011 LEOKA Report- Studying the Cop Killers | Active Response Training
Link to FBI LEOKA 'Interactive' Report from FBI Web Site: FBI — LEOKA Home