I rc'd this in an email from a friend...
THIS WAS AN INJURY THAT COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED.
DON'T BE A HERO...
SHOOT, SHOOT, SHOOT.
The photos are of an officer trained in hand-to-hand combat.
The officer figured, due to his size and fighting skills, he could disarm a knife wielding aggressor.
Here is why I am forwarding these on.
To all the idiots out there who always say, "Why did the cops have to shoot him? He only had a (insert your choice of weapons here, i.e. knife, bat, club. whatever). He didn't have to be shot."
To that, I respond, "tough crap .. shoot'em".
If an officer tells you to drop your weapon, just drop it.
If you're a retard, stupid, on crack, mental or just "scared" ... too bad.
No one deserves what this cop got for just doing his job.
This is vivid proof of how deadly people who are "only armed with a knife" can be. Some of the public think that officers should try to disarm someone armed with a knife but anyone who has had training in knife fighting will tell you - even if you win you are going to get cut
Keep this in the back of your mind when confronting someone armed with an edged weapon.
James M. Wright
Police Accreditation and