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  1. #11
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    I would give them a purple heart and a pink slip in the same ceremony.

    -- ML

  2. #12
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    Nov 2008
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    Ive been in that exact situation.My perp dropped the knife after 2 steps and one command.Thank God.I dont envy the position these Officers were in however they should have dropped him long before he got to Macon Highway.Another sad concern is Officers cant trust their Administrators.Ive worked adrtenaline packed units and it was always the Administrations that caused extreme stress not the Bad Guys.Just saying

  3. #13
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    There are some....even many, who should not be on the job. Sadly that has gone from a small minority to many as administrations become more and more concerned about liability and less concerned with officer safety. I'm so glad I'm not working as an LEO anymore, I would not survive the court of public opinion.
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  4. #14
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    Nov 2008
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    Amen to that brother.

  5. #15
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    I don't get this. He has a knife. They both have guns. They probably have Tasers and Pepper Spray. You can pop the guy any time you feel the need. Maybe I'm just a bit cold blooded but when people threaten me I just get mad. I also know I could skip a shot off the pavement right at his feet and he wouldn't be walking anywhere. Perhaps they're one of those departments that have insane ROE's.
    Is God Politically Correct? If not should you be? - F. Huff -- God is unchanging in His love. He loves you. He has a plan for your life. Don't let the newspaper headlines frighten you. God is still sovereign; He's still on the throne. - B. Graham -- No statement should be believed because it is made by an authority. - Robert A. Heinlein

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