V. Green

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  1. Just to clarify, this guys doesn't have a criminal history with us. Most of my interactions with him were him walking around the neighborhood late at night reading the bible. He was weird but nothing that would prevent him from possessing a firearm and nothing that would have allowed action to be taken against him.
  2. http://kfor.com/2018/05/24/police-investigating-reported-shooting-at-lake-hefner/ News story has most of it. Basically a mentally ill individual walked into the restaurant and started shooting. Shot two people and then he went outside, he was confronted by an armed citizen who gave verbal commands and then shot the bad guy. Citizen likely stopped more killing because he was headed towards other restaurants. This is about 250 yards from Oklahoma City Boat Club and I eat at this restaurant after every wednesday night race! It is the sailors hang out spot in OKC because it overlooks our lake. I was on duty and arrived minutes after the shooting, wasn't super involved but got to see the bad guy as he took the room temperature challenge and the good guy being patted on the back by officers. Also turns out bad guy lives in my city and I have had multiple interactions with him. He was off his rocker for sure.
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    Someone tried to kill me tonight

    Minor update to the whole story. Today I had my use of force review board where they review the video/situation and my use of force to make sure that what I did was justified. Chief, Captain, a Lieutenant, and one officer of the same rank as me (Sergeant these days). Review went well as expected, they agreed my use of force was reasonable and met the legal requirements and was within policy. After the board chief informed me that in 1991 he chase and fought this same guy when he was a rookie and the guy was 18. Made me feel old because I would have been 5 at the time.
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    Someone tried to kill me tonight

    Well this is spiraled out of control, see you guys later.
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    Someone tried to kill me tonight

    Nope, I can put on the friendly face and I absolutely love being part of the community! But that community expects me to be the guardian if needed, so I spend many hours of time making sure I can do that if needed. For reference, the picture in all the gear was taken during a manhunt who killed a deputy in a neighboring county. We took him into custody a few hours later after a long armed standoff.
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    Someone tried to kill me tonight

    Lol, I'm not meant to be intimidating. Friendly and approachable in that get up If I want to look intimidating you get this attire and a whole bunch of other guys dressed the same way.
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    Someone tried to kill me tonight

    That is the best part of the job, getting to take a photo with some kid who ran up to me in a park because she wants to be a police officer. Now you all know the actual department I work for. "The Village" is a small city that is bordered on all 4 sides by OKC. I chose to work for a smaller department for the community aspect of it. We have about 25 officers and the population of our city is about 10K. Our city also participates in the Oklahoma County Multi-Jurisdictional SWAT team by sending 3 of our officers to training 2 days a month and 2 weeks at the end of the year. I am fortunate enough to have made that team so I get an incredibly high level of training compared to the average officer.
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    Someone tried to kill me tonight

    Tom, that is 100% correct. 99% of calls can be handled by one officer, so the city buys a second car and spreads us out. It is a fact of the job, when you sign up you know you will sometimes have to deal with a call on your own. I would also like to clarify something, I don't "enjoy dealing with assholes", I just happen to be reasonably good at it and have a few skills that allow me to do it better than most. I would rather deal with the assholes of the world so some innocent person who doesn't have my skill set doesn't have to deal with them. But also, no one here needs to get an overly high opinion of me, about 95% of my job is being an adult for people that can't. I am incredibly lucky to have some great superiors who have taken me under their wing and trained me. I figure if I surround myself with people who are better than me some of it will filter over. I work with some true heros, guys who have been in far worse situations than me and made far tougher choices than I have.
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    Someone tried to kill me tonight

    Thanks Ed, I'm glad too. If we decided to never handle any call alone the level of service our citizens receive would dramatically decrease. It is a balance between officer safety and the level of service expected by our citizens. I have made well over 100 arrest for shoplifting in my time as an officer, many of them alone. It is just a reality that sometimes it needs to be done.
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    Someone tried to kill me tonight

    Well without an urgent need, backup was 5-10 minutes from being available. One officer was in the process of administering tests to a possible intoxicated driver, the other was helping a family deal with their autistic 35 year old son who was being physically violent. Once I was fighting the one dealing with the family broke off his call and came to help. 99% of the time an officers presence is enough action to bring the suspects actions back within acceptable societal norms. It would be quite unusual to block a vehicle in and then just sit there for an extended period of time. Due to staffing issues we just have to deal with calls alone many times.
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    Someone tried to kill me tonight

    Nope, all his motions were towards the weapon but I can't prove that was his intention. And he never struck me or assaulted me other than trying to break my grip on him. The DA here in this county wouldn't take the charges.
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    Someone tried to kill me tonight

    Oh and yes, it is possible he was trying to ditch the gun in the car. I wasn't gonna let it get to that point. If his gun came out of his waistband my options would have been extremely limited.
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    Someone tried to kill me tonight

    So he is being charged with the following -Larceny of Merchandise from a retailer- Felony due to multiple prior convictions -Resisting arrest ( which is the same level as the arresting offense, so in this case it is a felony) -Possession of Stolen Property- Felony (the firearm) -Possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony - Felony Not sure what the punishment will be for him, he has multiple prior weapons charges and is on probation for prior charges so he should get the book thrown at him. I am guilty of not following up on people once I arrest them, it usually frustrates me when I see what they get plead down to and how little time they end up doing so I have found it better to do my job on the street and let the court system do their job. It is two separate systems for a reason, it is so the anger I feel towards him doesn't affect his punishment. As for doing anything differently, I have run it through a bunch and can't see anything I would change other than I would have rather not got in a fight. The shoplifting didn't reach the needed criteria for drawing my weapon and having him exit the vehicle at gunpoint. Once the fight was on it might have been better to disengage and sprint for cover then deal with him from there, but that would have likely meant a gunfight and getting shot at which I am in general pretty against. Plus my back drop was a "RedBox" machine with a family standing in front of it so my shooting opportunities would have be extremely limited. So I guess the real answer is, no, I wouldn't change much. We both survived a situation that could have quickly turned into a lethal situation for multiple people, that's about the best outcome I could hope for.
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    Someone tried to kill me tonight

    Frenchie, I honestly have no idea what his deal was. I am sure he realized he was going to jail, knew the gun was stolen, and knew he was caught. The level of resistance I am seeing from suspects has been steadily increasing over the past 4 years. The overall respect for police from criminals is decreasing and in general we are seeing far more resistance. SloopJonB, I'm not gonna touch the gun subject, I don't blame the gun at all for the situation.
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    Someone tried to kill me tonight

    When the forums changed it reverted back to my original handle which was this. I haven't taken time to change it back. Sometimes I just step away for a bit from here due to work and other outside of work callings.