Thursday, September 10, 2015


Sometimes you have to wait.  Sometimes a situation is too much for one person to handle and you need to wait for help.  Certainly an active shooter situation may benefit from your immediate action, but it depends on the nature of the shooter.

A deranged young man who is killing people for the amusement value is likely to kill himself as soon as an armed officer shows up.  A robber or dedicated terrorist might continue to shoot people and engage responding police.

A large gang fight in one sense does not contain any actual victims.  A group of gangsters fighting another group of gangsters is best dealt with by a large group of police.  You need not rush in.  Still the use of the siren, flashing lights, spotlights, and public address system may help to disburse the crowd while you wait for backup; that's what the SGT Says.

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