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Texas Cop defends himself.....this is the real world for most officers.

Old 12-19-2014, 03:22 PM
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Default Texas Cop defends himself.....this is the real world for most officers.

This will not make national news....but this is the split second life and death decisions that many officers are faced with.
Glad to see the officer is safe.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...car-chase.html

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Old 12-19-2014, 03:50 PM
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GREAT SHOT! Now that is what I call Justice!
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^^^What he said^^^ Judge, Jury,an Executioner all in 1 package...An it saved how many $$$ to the Tax payers...Again Great Shot...
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Excellent outcome. Great job,
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There are no "good shoots", but there are justifed shoots. This apparently was certainly justified.
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"My hands Up, Don't Shoot Officer"

Lying (dead) Mother F'er.... good riddance.
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The officer did a great job. I call it a good shoot in that it was justified. The officer even did a tactical reload so to have a topped off weapon.

My only critical thought about the officer's actions is that he was too close to that suspect vehicle as it has not been cleared and could have contained a second armed suspect in the backseat...... BUT he did a good Job, we all tend to get tunnel vision during a gunfight, been there...

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Originally Posted by Rascal1 View Post
"My hands Up, Don't Shoot Officer"

Lying (dead) Mother F'er.... good riddance.
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Cool under fire. I remember that, & am glad I'm alive to remember.
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Outstanding !
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The officer did a great job. I call it a good shoot in that it was justified. The officer even did a tactical reload so to have a topped off weapon.

My only critical thought about the officer's actions is that he was too close to that suspect vehicle as it has not been cleared and could have contained a second armed suspect in the backseat...... BUT he did a good Job, we all tend to get tunnel vision during a gunfight, been there...

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I know nothing about police training, but I was thinking the same thing when he was reloading, would it not have been safer for him to take cover behind his squad car while reloading? He left himself exposed for a bit there. The guy did a fantastic job, and good to see he will see his family the next day.
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Originally Posted by mikeloew View Post
I know nothing about police training, but I was thinking the same thing when he was reloading, would it not have been safer for him to take cover behind his squad car while reloading? He left himself exposed for a bit there. The guy did a fantastic job, and good to see he will see his family the next day.
Ideally yes, but after your first shooting and experience you think a little better on your feet BUT still a good job and the most important part was he WON..

I'm not always the best at the tactical stuff all the time either..it happens..
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Hands up doesn't mean shit. POS, good police work. This guy would try to kill an officer, he would kill anybody. I love a happy ending.
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At least the perp dropped his kid off so he didn't have to watch his dad die.
Props to the cop on a job well done.
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Poor little perp...the only reason he attempted to kill the cop was because of the 'Prison Industrial Complex' and 'The War on Drugs'...it's just not fair.
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Every time the police go to a call they face this type of danger and lots of other hazards. My son was recently lacerated while on the job and mixed blood with an individual who was hanging from a window on the 5th floor threatening suicide. My kid pulls they guy back in the window, preventing the suicide. My son's reward, stitches and blood tests for HIV, Hepatitis etc etc. No one cares about the 1000s of calls, law enforcement deals with daily, while putting their lives on the line to save lives. Yet the media will come out in droves to defend criminals, who end up dealing with the forceful side of law enforcement because they are in the process committing crimes or brandishing weapons. Total bull$hit what is going on in the media these days with what is IMO am organized effort to foster racial division as well as compromising the safety of those serving in law enforcement.

I am not a LEO but have military training, always impresses me when a cop takes fire at close range like the lawman in this video and then displays the discipline and courage to return accurate fire.........
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My brother is a cop in Texas. I worry about this kind of crap all the time.
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Nearly 28 years in LE and have taught tactics for more than 20. We call it a "good" shoot if it meets all legal and policy guidelines. Not necessarily "good" in the sense most folks think but good for the officer because I teach all of my students that their goal should be to go home safely after every shift.

I second what Cracker said, probably could have done a better job as to his position relative to the car as you never know who might be ducking down inside the car but, it is an "OH SHIT" moment and it is hard to be perfect when under that kind of stress. You could tell he followed his training, loved the tactical reload.
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your right by passed national news and went straight to international
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