I think Vern deserves a rep point or two..It's not much but it's all we got.
Smith and Wesson knew that theft was a possibility and they recklessly produced the gun anyway? They should be held re$pon$ible!To answer a few querstions, the gun was a Smith and Wesson, it had been stolen three days prior in a second degree burglary and funnily enough my backup was who took that report.
Yes it was stupid.random said:So have you considered that the impact on Green may have been far greater by shooting someone?
That's really stupid greever. Looks like Green is not the kind of cop that shoots Australian women in pyjamas after they call 911.
It would appear that some don't need a reason or a good haul from the checkout line, to pop a cop. Neither life nor consequences have any value to a wide swath of US society. I guess that bit about not wanting to go back to the hoosegow.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......
I'm not. A car is cheap compared to a cop and there's that "level of service" thing that V mentioned above. He can accomplish it in one place while another officer accomplishes a different purpose in a different place, all for the price of a relatively cheap second car.I'm sort of surprised that OKC doesn't have partnered cars...
A perfect illustration of why owners should be heavily fined if they don’t keep them stored securely as well.I can't help thinking you showed too much restraint - but then I'd make a lousy cop.
Glad it worked out - my kid is a cop so I'm maybe a little closer to this than most.
the gun was a Smith and Wesson, it had been stolen three days prior in a second degree burglary
Perfect illustration of why there is a need for a lot fewer guns, especially handguns.
You're a good man, Vernon Green.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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You may not be noticing the light weight Kevlar BRV, the 3 spare mags just above his left pocket, or the Khukuri knife he has in his waistband at the small of his back.... (You can only see that in the reflection from the vehicle, and if you know what you're looking for.... )I gotta say, you don't look very intimidating in that picture .....
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!
Different game, different uniform. Either way, stay safe.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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I notice enough to walk up and have a chat. That picture in riot gear suggests chatting might not be high on my list......You may not be noticing the light weight Kevlar BRV, the 3 spare mags just above his left pocket, or the Khukuri knife he has in his waistband at the small of his back.... (You can only see that in the reflection from the vehicle, and if you know what you're looking for.... )
Of course, if the owner had known he was lined up for a heavy fine, the theft of that item wouldn't have been mentioned. And if after this incident they managed by some fluke to chase down a paper record in some dealer's office indicating that he bought it: "where is this gun you bought 6 months ago?" "I didn't like it, I sold it to a guy at k-mart".A perfect illustration of why owners should be heavily fined if they don’t keep them stored securely as well.
Apologies for the hijack.
And Vernon, Good to hear that you controlled the situation and walked away relatively unscathed.