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Old 10-31-2013, 09:46 PM   #201
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I try to avoid these type of post but some of you guys..... Wow!
I was, key word was, a police officer for five years. Last Memorial Day at 3 am I was searching for a burglary suspect that was running from us. I exited my patrol car to investigate some clothing on the ground. I returned to my car and no more than 5 feet a away the suspect popped out of the dumpster shooting me 5 times. Yes I was wearing my vest but one round struck the flap of the vest, tumbled in on me striking my spinal cord and collapsing my right lung. All that happened in a matter of seconds. But short enough time that I can still see today the muzzle blast of his handgun. My life was taken from me that day.
So I say this. I have been a veteran in 2004-2006 in Baghdad and 5 years as an officer in north county St. Louis. I have fired and been fired upon, we will leave it at that. But I can say you only have seconds folks, seconds, to make a life or death decision. If I tell you to drop your weapon and you move in a manner that threatens me or my partner I'm not gonna take my precious seconds to wonder, "well this kid knows better, he won't do anything bad." Folks in my line of work you wonder you die. I have seen kids kill. Today's society for a lack of better term is, f'd up. So I will make sure my partner and I will go home.
As for the rookie not firing. Unless your put in a stressful situation you will never know how you will react. You can train and train but will not know until then. But we train so we can do the right thing under that stress. I have seen kids not fire their rifle even though their life was in danger. Some people react, some freeze up. That's it.
Even after all of that I carry a gun with me. You threaten or "pretend" to threaten me or my loved ones I will react. then everyone out there can play Monday quarterback and act like they know what should have been done if they were there.
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Old 11-01-2013, 01:12 AM   #202
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But you are right Envy, it is the fault of the police. If only they had loaded their weapons with marshmallows instead of hollow points. Tell you what, how about if the next time the police respond to a scene of a possible violent felony, what if they were only armed with hugs and rainbows? Would that make you feel better?
I NEVER ONCE said that this was the fault of the police. In fact...I said early on that had the boy not been carrying the pellet gun...none of this would have happened. So you know what you can do with those marshmallows...lol...because THAT would make me feel a whole lot better.
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:30 AM   #203
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I try to avoid these type of post but some of you guys..... Wow!
I was, key word was, a police officer for five years. Last Memorial Day at 3 am I was searching for a burglary suspect that was running from us. I exited my patrol car to investigate some clothing on the ground. I returned to my car and no more than 5 feet a away the suspect popped out of the dumpster shooting me 5 times. Yes I was wearing my vest but one round struck the flap of the vest, tumbled in on me striking my spinal cord and collapsing my right lung. All that happened in a matter of seconds. But short enough time that I can still see today the muzzle blast of his handgun. My life was taken from me that day.
So I say this. I have been a veteran in 2004-2006 in Baghdad and 5 years as an officer in north county St. Louis. I have fired and been fired upon, we will leave it at that. But I can say you only have seconds folks, seconds, to make a life or death decision. If I tell you to drop your weapon and you move in a manner that threatens me or my partner I'm not gonna take my precious seconds to wonder, "well this kid knows better, he won't do anything bad." Folks in my line of work you wonder you die. I have seen kids kill. Today's society for a lack of better term is, f'd up. So I will make sure my partner and I will go home.
As for the rookie not firing. Unless your put in a stressful situation you will never know how you will react. You can train and train but will not know until then. But we train so we can do the right thing under that stress. I have seen kids not fire their rifle even though their life was in danger. Some people react, some freeze up. That's it.
Even after all of that I carry a gun with me. You threaten or "pretend" to threaten me or my loved ones I will react. then everyone out there can play Monday quarterback and act like they know what should have been done if they were there.
Amen!
See? You have been there and done that, you understand the REALITY of this world versus the IDEALISTIC NON-EXISTANT version many people pretend to live in.
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:47 AM   #204
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I noticed police opinions are the only opinions that matter here. You are all police suck ups.

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Old 11-08-2013, 10:00 AM   #205
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No Robert,
I am not a police suck up.
I was a police officer.
See the difference?
What I am trying to put out there is the fact that many civilians who have never faced the situations that officers typically find themselves in, and have no idea about the real world conditions of the situation, make silly commenst like "the police should have been able to tell it was a BB gun," or "They should have waited for backup."
Lots of people who all think that their judgement of the situation is more valid than everyone else' judgement. Most of these people have never been cops, so at the fundamental level their judgement is riddled with ignorance.

See, I have only the most rudimentary understanding (ie barely any at all,) of Quantum Physics, so it would be very arrogant, silly, and foolish of me to think that I could explain how the Hedron Colider works, or go toe-to-toe with Dr. Amit Goswami in a conversation about particle and quantum physics.
I am entitled to my opinion, even when it is wrong.

I have also said several times before, NONE OF HERE ON CAMARO5, INCLUDING ME, were there that day. Only 3 people know exactly what went down, and 1 of them is dead.
I have also stated that the media is notorious for misreporting, spin, and adding extra drama to boost sales, so we don't even know if the story is close to accurate.

People also make the broad leap that since I used to be a cop, that I am pro police. Personally I cannot stand being told what to do, and have quite a bit of contempt for most police. Even though I have a great deal of respect for every officer who gets up, straps on his or her vest and weapon and jumps into the fray, they still really tend to pi$$ me off.
Maybe next time do a little research before making generalizations about a group of people, that you personally know know nothing about.

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Old 11-08-2013, 10:16 AM   #206
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No Robert,
People also make the broad leap that since I used to be a cop, that I am pro police. Personally I cannot stand being told what to do, and have quite a bit of contempt for most police.
Boy ain't this the truth! I, and most former LEO I know, seem to have the same view.

Still respect what those still wearing the badge do, but I am willing to call them out when need be.
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