Monday, June 30, 2014

Ambush

http://www.policeone.com/officer-shootings/articles/7342821-Report-White-supremacist-shot-cop-7-times/

A motorcycle officer made a traffic stop on a black pickup truck with two men inside.  As the officer approached the vehicle, the driver stuck his arm out the window and shot the officer seven times.  The officer was able to return fire.  An off duty officer stopped and rendered aid to the wounded officer who is expected to survive.

Wear your body armor, even when it is warm.  You cannot predict when you will be attacked.  Even the simplest call can result in a shooting.  An ambush is hard to prevent and difficult to counter.  If you are ambushed there are several courses of action to take. 

Return fire, rapidly, make the attacker suffer loss and think about their own safety.  Seek cover or assault the ambush.  If you are right on top of the attacker it might be better to move closer and end the fight rather than risk moving to cover taking fire all the time.  Whatever you decide, you have to move immediately; that's what the SGT Says.

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