Thursday, July 16, 2009

Stay Alive

If the day comes for you like it did today for five officers in New Jersey, where you find yourself having been shot, you must keep fighting. You must remember that most people who are shot, don't die. Most people who are shot fully recover. Most people who get shot are saved by the paramedics and the doctors.

Your first concern is to keep fighting the suspect. You must insure that you win the gunfight. If you are with other officers who can take over, then relinquish your role as soon as they are able to take over from you. Give yourself first aid. Apply direct pressure to your wound. Notify your dispatcher or your partners that you have been hit.

Control your breathing, breath slowly, deeply and remind yourself that you will survive. Remind yourself of the reasons you have to survive. Say a prayer. Say the Lords' Prayer. It is short and will allow you to focus on something that can calm you. Stay alive, don't let the bad guy win; that's what the SGT Says.

2 comments:

Protect_and_Serve said...

As the saying goes "Anything you do can get you killed, including doing nothing"

If you're shot do one or all of the following: Shoot back, seek cover, call for help, give self aid, run away, crawl away.

The one thing you don't want to do is give up.

Bunkermeister said...

Exactly, don't die in an alley because some criminal shot or stabbed you. Go home to your loved ones.