Thursday, February 18, 2010

Ambush

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2011070258_troopershot14m.html

A trooper was on a car stop when he was ambushed by a man who walked up and shot him. Ambush seems to be on the rise and at least common enough that we need to consider that possibility when we are in service. Be aware of your surroundings.

Watch for things that are out of the ordinary. Consider the possibility of an ambush, don't take it for granted that you are safe from ambush.

Ambush often comes as a result of a bogus call. Ambush prevention starts with good dispatch information. Get good addresses and good call back phone numbers. Our dispatch has a map and can verify every street address in the city. If a call seems strange or not quite right, have the dispatcher call them back. Have the reporting party meet you at the curb. Ambush is on the rise, keep and eye out for it; that's what the SGT Says.

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