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Who has ever had to use thier weapon?

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Posted over 7 years ago

 

Has anyone ever had to use their service weapon in any situation?

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I had to once....I'll give the scoop once court is done...

I can say that I was once an officer (like most) that drove around in my squad car wondering what it would be like, if I would ever have to, if I would react the way I should etc....

The one lesson learned or confirmation from reality and training was..... I couldn't believe how fast it started and ended.......it opened my eyes to not only train for muscle memory type reactions, but occassionally train in an "adrenal" state of mind......I'm no doctor or physc person, but it "seemed" that training (muscle memory) helped me react while.....training in the "adrenal" state helps to STAY in the fight until it's over........

But then again.........one time doesn't make me anything:) I bet our veterans across the big pond could give better explanation on their experience(s)....

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I hope everything turns out good with your situation =)

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Tat2, I know you did what you had to do and I also know it sucks to continue going through this. You made it through physically and even though "it was only time" it does make you something it makes you a hero to your community for keeping them safe. You will remain in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless!

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Once for me also and that was MORE THAN ENOUGH. I pray that I am never forced to use my weapon again but I am glad that I was able to do what needed to be done when the time came. I am also glad the only looser in the situation was the bad guy and my partner and I went home without injury.

Tat2, I also hope everything turns out ok for you and know what it's like being second guessed for several years later by a-hole attorney's looking for a quick settlement even when they know that the right thing was done and secretly they hopefully appreciate the sacrifices that we as LEO's make every day.

Never give up the good fight...

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aostone, thank you for your service as well.

As I have said I have several friends who have experienced similar situations. This includes one friend (who just two days after a NYSP Trooper was shot on 8/31/06 and died on 9/1/06) got in a gun battle before his backup could get there. Thankfully the bullets missed Dan (he heard the bullet go past his head) and Dan's did not. The guy ended up shooting himself as well and the ME ruled it self inflicted as to what killed him. Dan still lives with that night and it is finally ended as far as the DA's office and department stands but he still has alot of garbage to go through.

I am glad that all of you out there who have gone through this and survived made it through. You are ALL in my thoughts and prayers.

STAY SAFE!

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I've had to threaten it more times than I care to count, all the way up to taking the slack up on the trigger. Fortunately, I've never had to discharge it.

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I have done alot of undercover work in the past,l which put me in some dangerpous situations. One time, I actually had to draw my weapon. The situation TODAY would be much different. I know of 2 Security guards who attempted to stop shoplifters and got shot point blank! I was on a repo mikssion and got shot in 1963, but the giuy was a bad shot and just grazed me. I didn't pay any attention to it until I got an infection at the site. When I went to the ER to Doctor actually didn't belive me! I consider myself lucky. I had a good friend who worked Homicide for years and went to a baseball game. he attempted to break u[p a fight, got shot in the head, and had to re-learn how to live1 He is OK now, but it is ironic that on duty, he never gort a scratch. Today the Police get shot here on a daily basis. I makes me amgry to see the blataNT disrespect for the badge and what it stands for!