Someone tried to kill me tonight

Vgree

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Well that was a shitty day,  I have been away from here for a while but decided to come back and post this, and yes I realize it isn't political but this is where I am active.

I responded to a shoplifting call tonight and knew I would be without backup for a bit because both the other guys on duty were on other calls/traffic stops. I show up as the suspect is leaving the store and see him enter a vehicle. I blocked him into a parking spot and he couldn't pull forward due to a concrete pole in front of his car. As I approached I saw him reaching towards the center console, I instructed him to put both his hands out the window and he only showed me his left hand. I was able to control it and ordered him out of the car, he was reaching towards the back of his waistband as he was seated in the driver's seat. We had a 45 second physical altercation as i attempted to keep him from bringing his hand out from behind him. I was eventually able to open the door of the car and pulled him out.

When we hit the ground he kept reaching for his waistband and I felt a hard object in his waistband. I was able to control his hands and got him handcuffed, I then began a search of him and found a loaded handgun in his waistband. About that time a 2nd officer arrived on the scene and they controlled the passenger of the vehicle. 

Anyways, that is it, just had to vent! I am all banged up and kinda pissed off, the suspect is in jail and I am alive. But fuck that sucked!

 

phillysailor

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Glad you are safe and not badly hurt. 

A time of thanksgiving indeed. 

Be well. And f**ing nice job winning that fight without resorting to lethal force! 

 

Greever

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Rockford, MI
Next time shoot the bastard!

How much jail time will he get before he gets turned loose? Will he be "reformed" by then?

No. He will eventually kill someone. Maybe one of your fellow officers...

Just sayin', glad you survived.......

 

phillysailor

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Dude, you seriously want to tell him how to do his job? What if it was a cell phone, or an insulin pump? 

Just compliment him and thank Christ you aren’t facing that scene. 

 

ShortForBob

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Well that was a shitty day,  I have been away from here for a while but decided to come back and post this, and yes I realize it isn't political but this is where I am active.

I responded to a shoplifting call tonight and knew I would be without backup for a bit because both the other guys on duty were on other calls/traffic stops. I show up as the suspect is leaving the store and see him enter a vehicle. I blocked him into a parking spot and he couldn't pull forward due to a concrete pole in front of his car. As I approached I saw him reaching towards the center console, I instructed him to put both his hands out the window and he only showed me his left hand. I was able to control it and ordered him out of the car, he was reaching towards the back of his waistband as he was seated in the driver's seat. We had a 45 second physical altercation as i attempted to keep him from bringing his hand out from behind him. I was eventually able to open the door of the car and pulled him out.

When we hit the ground he kept reaching for his waistband and I felt a hard object in his waistband. I was able to control his hands and got him handcuffed, I then began a search of him and found a loaded handgun in his waistband. About that time a 2nd officer arrived on the scene and they controlled the passenger of the vehicle. 

Anyways, that is it, just had to vent! I am all banged up and kinda pissed off, the suspect is in jail and I am alive. But fuck that sucked!
Job well done..you are one of the good guys, just remember that. You home now? Probably have your own way of winding down from this.

And no matter what the tabloids scream..remember..... most people appreciate you and what you do so very well..every day,

 

Greever

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Dude, you seriously want to tell him how to do his job? What if it was a cell phone, or an insulin pump? 

Just compliment him and thank Christ you aren’t facing that scene. 
The criminal is going to fight a uniformed police officer over a cellphone or an insulin pump? Hell, maybe he had a soft furry unicorn in his back pocket and just wanted to give it to the nice police officer...

In my opinion people who attempt to kill police officers have no place in our society.

 

Lark

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Glad the law won and also that no lives were lost (especially yours or innocents).  Society is better for your being there and most are grateful.  Though it may not seem so today, even the guy that threatened your life may someday do some bit of good because you were able to give him the chance to live.  

 
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Innocent Bystander

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Vernon,

Glad you made it through a crisis situation without anyone getting g killed. Sounds like a close thing. There are those who will judge you for your restraint as surely as there are those who would have screamed for your head had it ended differently. 

You’ll be happy to see the sunrise today, I’m sure. 

 

Pertinacious Tom

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Well that was a shitty day,  I have been away from here for a while but decided to come back and post this, and yes I realize it isn't political but this is where I am active.

I responded to a shoplifting call tonight and knew I would be without backup for a bit because both the other guys on duty were on other calls/traffic stops. I show up as the suspect is leaving the store and see him enter a vehicle. I blocked him into a parking spot and he couldn't pull forward due to a concrete pole in front of his car. As I approached I saw him reaching towards the center console, I instructed him to put both his hands out the window and he only showed me his left hand. I was able to control it and ordered him out of the car, he was reaching towards the back of his waistband as he was seated in the driver's seat. We had a 45 second physical altercation as i attempted to keep him from bringing his hand out from behind him. I was eventually able to open the door of the car and pulled him out.

When we hit the ground he kept reaching for his waistband and I felt a hard object in his waistband. I was able to control his hands and got him handcuffed, I then began a search of him and found a loaded handgun in his waistband. About that time a 2nd officer arrived on the scene and they controlled the passenger of the vehicle. 

Anyways, that is it, just had to vent! I am all banged up and kinda pissed off, the suspect is in jail and I am alive. But fuck that sucked!
A bit late, but one more thing for which to be thankful.

Which gun manufacturer was re$pon$ible for this incident? (Sorry, but it is PA.)

 
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d'ranger

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Glad you are ok.  I am going to sound like your mother but next time don't be so brave.  And job  well done.

 

jocal505

moderate, informed, ex-gunowner
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near Seattle, Wa
Next time shoot the bastard!

How much jail time will he get before he gets turned loose? Will he be "reformed" by then?

No. He will eventually kill someone. Maybe one of your fellow officers...

Just sayin', glad you survived.......
WTF, Greeves? This post lays out the problem of the modern gun mentality. Just sayin'.

The whole point here is than an (a brave, classy) peace officer enforced the peace and set up due process in an impartial trial. Great job, Officer Green, and thank you.

 
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Mrleft8

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Slightly off topic, but related...

What the hell had these guys shoplifted that they were willing to kill or be killed for? Clearly not a package of Wriggly's Spearmint gum......

 

austin1972

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Super glad you're OK Mr. Green. Stay safe out there. There's a lot of crazy running around these days.

 

badlatitude

Super Anarchist
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Vernon,

I'm glad you're safe and the bad guys are going away. Thank you for your service, it is so easy for civilians to forget just how dangerous your job can be. 

 

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