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Re: “EPD Chief: Officers Fired More Than 40 Shots in Tuesday's Pursuit

There is more than one reason to shoot at an armed assailant; One is to disable the opponent, another is to suppress their firing; making them keep their head down and not be able to aim carefully to get in a good shot. Keep the other guy on the defensive. I don't think anyone goes to work thinking that today they're going to be shot at or have to shoot, so there is an adrenaline factor, and there is no plan in such an impromptu situation. At that point, all you can do is your best

Posted by Anthony Westkamper on 12/10/2016 at 12:40 AM

Re: “EPD Chief: Officers Fired More Than 40 Shots in Tuesday's Pursuit

I see one bullet hole in the hood of that car nearer the drivers side. That indicates the vehicle was traveling toward an officer. Cars can be used as weapons too. Was that a willy nilly shot? No, that's an aimed shot that was just too low. More training for cops? Never a bad thing but when should that happen and for how long? Society expects the police to solve all of societies ills and get it right every time. And the topics for training and the methods are endless making them "Jacks of all trades Masters of none" but with all the scrutiny and liabilities of a surgeon who, as opposed to the police, gets to perform only ONE speciality in a static operating room. Enjoy...

Posted by KeyboardKommander on 12/10/2016 at 12:06 AM

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