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Egale_max50

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Posted over 7 years ago

 

This seems to happen all too often it seems.

I copied this from Officerdown.com

“Deputy Norris was wearing a bullet resistant vest at the time he was shot, but he was struck under his arm where his vest did not offer protection”

This same scenario happened to NYS Trooper this year.

Akc_001_max50

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Rate This | Posted over 7 years ago

 

You're right it happened to Trooper Coates a few years back, he shot the suspect 5 times center masss with a 357, raised his left arm to use his shoulder mic and got hit in the armpit with a 22 round. The dirt bag lived and Trooper Coates bled out on the spot.

Farva_max50

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Rate This | Posted over 7 years ago

 

Consider wearing your mic on the center of your uniform (clipped to the overlaping area near the buttons/betwen the pockets). This way you never have to raise an arm and open your side to danger. And REMEMBER, never use your strong arm to key-up/use the mic... keep your strong hand available to use for your gun if needed.

For FTO's... when I have a R/O who carries something in their strong hand I knock it out of their hand. Wont take long for them to use their weak hand to carry things.

Dscn1049_max50

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

FLTrafficGuy said it best... Keep the mic in the center of your chest and keep your gun hand free ALWAYS.

Dock_max50

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

This is something that I think about as to how to come up with an idea to provide more protection for officers. We just lost an officer here in Mich. As soon as the officer stepped out of his patrol car, the suspect was already waiting for him and was hiding in the garage. The officer took a bullet to the head. That's what frustrates me,( that's putting it politiely) is that it's a given that you all wear a vest so they aim for the next vital area. There has to be a better way to protect you guys. With the economy the way it is, I'm sure most of you patrol alone without a partner. Am I wrong to assume that? For starter, that's a safety issue in itself.

1979_max50

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

The sad fact is that if the bad guy wants to shoot you, he can. In many cases there isn't a damn thing that you can do to prevent it such as the Officer responding to a call and being shot while approaching the home by someone in hiding. When you stop a vehicle a determined suspect can suddenly bail out on you and open fire. All you can do is use all your senses and utilize all of your training to respond instantly if possible or even read signs of impending trouble. The situation is really very simple, we are risking our lives every day whenever you put on a uniform.

Dock_max50

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

Understood, so basically it's just one of those things that go with the nature of the job. Can't help it I care and want you guys protected in every way. But like you said, there's just somethings that are not in your control. :( I guess if I want to learn, have to learn the bad stuff too. so thanks for being straight forward with me.

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

FLTrafficGuy said:

Consider wearing your mic on the center of your uniform (clipped to the overlaping area near the buttons/betwen the pockets). This way you never have to raise an arm and open your side to danger. And REMEMBER, never use your strong arm to key-up/use the mic... keep your strong hand available to use for your gun if needed.

For FTO's... when I have a R/O who carries something in their strong hand I knock it out of their hand. Wont take long for them to use their weak hand to carry things.

Rookies who carry items in their strong hands get a good butt chewing, then they get to walk a 5 mile trail through "Purgatory" in my station's AoR. Purgatory is a thicket composed of mesquite, thorn bushes, cholla, and other painful desert foliage. Trainees don't make the mistake twice.


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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

happens more than one or the entire country realizes.