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5 years 28 weeks ago, 7:51 AM

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Jared Reston

A great story with a happy ending.

http://www.policeone.com/policeonetv/videos/3592582-will-to-win-jared-re...

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5 years 28 weeks ago, 8:22 AM

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clintlebo wrote:
A great story with a happy ending.

http://www.policeone.com/policeonetv/videos/3592582-will-to-win-jared-re...

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The right mindset is a tool many do not think about, taking the personal time to train after qualifying is another thing they seem to skip.

This Officer put it together and it kept/keeps him alive. All of us should remember situations like this even if we're not wearing a badge, it still applies.

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No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
5 years 28 weeks ago, 1:19 PM

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good link.goes to show,that a gunshot dosnt always end a situation.bad guy and cop took multiples before the fight ended.tough cop though.

CRY HAVOC and let slip the dogs of war!
5 years 28 weeks ago, 2:02 PM

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5 hits with a .45 ACP

and he came out on top...

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
5 years 28 weeks ago, 8:27 AM

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This was in your back yard, how did the media treat the situation? Do you have any affiliations with this officer?

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5 years 28 weeks ago, 9:20 AM

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The Media it treated as another brick on the wall they attempt to build between Joe Citizen and Firearms.

For the most part the Media works with FDLE and Departments with not stirring the racial pot when a White Officer shoots a Black Suspect. They will report on the unrest that always comes and all the claims of Police Conspiracy to kill young black men that seem to come out from under rocks and back alleys every time something like this happens.

But they do not inject anything into it too much, we've had too many Riots down here for them to play that way most times.

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
5 years 28 weeks ago, 9:14 AM

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No other than what gets passed around shooting the breeze everyone stays to their own click, group, team, people sad to say. Unless there is a death then some will drive to another area to show support. Hell the State Troopers, Sheriff Deputies and local Police are almost all sociable when in the same room but look at each other differently.

The guys of many hats, Social Worker, Peace Keeper and Gun Fighter do get along across all Departments and those are the ones who talk on line and on their own time.

Ever Department in the State is in competition with each other over funding so there are walls in place between them most of the time. Mainly because they see it as "Loose Lips Sink Ships" mentality, meaning if you talk to someone from another department and they hear the wrong thing which gets passed on and up the chain, there is a chance it will come back and haunt us.

I do remember Greg mentioning something about this a while back when we were discussing the Miami shooting where the Marshals and the two Miami Officers went to serve a warrant. There were something like 17 Officers shot nation wide that week and if I remember correctly 11 in one day nation wide.

Hell they stay selective inside Departments too which is un freaking real. The Street Crimes Unit will come into the range and for the most part all the younger ones think their shit don't stink and that they are something special. The older SCU guys are just more in tune with the flow and blow them off, hell they will tell them to go away when they get too obnoxious.

Though the Patrol Officers are the ones who really need to pay attention to the Job and what all it means. Probably 70 - 75 % of them actually shoot their weapon at the range once in the week before re qualifications and never beyond that unless they are bringing in some Female they are trying to impress.

At times when that happens one of us will take and through a B27 out to 25 yards and run two or three mags center mass and head shots on the lane next to them. Then draw it back in and take it down and throw it out then go back out to the lobby. After that happens once or maybe twice they will stop and talk a bit. All will talk about coming in a training and how they know they need to do it, a few will actually do it.

Paul does try to stay on top of them but with 500 officers and all the Kadets his schedule is pretty full unless they take the time to come and let him know they need some trigger time with him.

I watched a under cover qualify with a Snub .357 S&W which at three yards had 5 hits which not one shot hit a vital spot pass to carry it because it was decided it was good enough and he would practice on his own. Ok, not a problem, he just needed some trigger time to perfect his skill set with the weapon, all the rounds hit paper inside the lines.

That was almost a year ago, he has not come back since...

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
5 years 28 weeks ago, 10:15 AM

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ISD,
I know the officer that survived the halloween shooting here in seattle, and the officer that killed the shooter of the 4 cops in the coffee store. The officer that survived the shooting incident where her training officer was killed is still dealing with legal stuff. The individual that killed her training officer and shot her in the neck was paralyzed from the waist down due to a gunshot would to the spine.

The officer that killed the cop killer is completely done with all investigations, he has been cleared of all charges (IA deemed it a clean shoot).

The lady officer that survived the shooting wishes her attacker would have been killed so she could get on with her life. Because he was wounded, his family is suing SPD, King County, and probably anyone else they can.

A strange set of events.

They both have mentioned that the seattle department does not have the money to spend on practice rounds. Each officer gets 50 rounds a month, that is shotgun, carbine, and pistol. Pretty sad, but that is the state of affairs we live in. [insert sarcasm] It is nice that the next apple innovation is coming out though, I am glad to see we have our priorities straight... [end sarcasm]

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5 years 28 weeks ago, 11:14 AM

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Only one side

The un openly whispered rule of thumb is that there should only be one side to any shooting. That positions Control is: Being an up right individual without malicious intent to Murder, but to protect others and ones self a weapon is drawn and used to end a threat with finality. If they are still able to move they are still a threat,

Personally I think that the law not allowing Criminals from profiting from selling their stories of murder and such should be applied to Criminals and their Families to not allow them to benifit from a Civil Suit if a weapon is involved and a life is threatened. They dropped the nickel in the jukebox and called the dance, it is all on them in the end for what takes place.

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
5 years 28 weeks ago, 1:05 PM

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well spoken isd

as usual,you hit the nail on the head.although i as a rule dont like the law(seen too many bad cops i guess) i respect them until they show me otherwise.i think cops abusing power,using excessive force,hurting innocent people should be held to a higher standard in court because they are our example.having said all that,they should be exempt from suits while doing their job correctly.if a bad guy is shooting people,what are the cops supposed to do?ask him nicely to stop?give him a time out in the corner?this ride we call the world has gone sideways,and and i want off! cant deal with people anymore...must get to alaska...hide in the woods,avoid citties as much as possible.lol

CRY HAVOC and let slip the dogs of war!
5 years 28 weeks ago, 2:01 PM

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In various walks of life which you deal with throughout the day to day Grind. Running into one which has been allowed a badge is never a good thing. I figure that 99.999 % are good people even when they took on a thankless job to babysit incorrigibly minded people which is a grind in and of itself. Generally LEO's don't show their ass unless certain conditions are met, except in two instances.

1 . Someone has really gitten under their skin and they have let it affect how they deal with everyone else for a time... (this can be pointed out and in general they learn other ways to cope with it)

2 . They are just as much ( going to nic LBC's saying) Asshat as the bad guys, they just perpetuate the same guilt and warped Egotistical and Antisocial Behavior as the Bad guys but have the Law on their side unless you can prove they shouldn't have. Actually the worst kind of Asshat to deal with because for the most part, Higher sees you as a threat to the System where as even if the Officer is an Asshat. He is their Asshat and they take care of their own and will deal with you first in order to protect the Team and only then will they deal with their Asshat in their own way behind closed doors.

Allot of the time though, a person will escalate a situation for no other reason then they refuse to let even the littlest thing slide.

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!

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