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bluecat1122 said...

As an officer I'm going to tell you our perspective. First of all I understand this may look bad, but here's what you have to understand. 1) When you decide to shoot someone, it's not like Gunsmoke, the guy doesn't just fall over normally. Most of the time you don't even know they were shot 2) The reason officers are taught to shoot multiple rounds is because not all rounds typically hit the suspect. In addtion, to kill someone immediately to stop the threat requires rapid blood loss (unless the brain or heart is hit), but to attain rapid blood loss requires rapid holes or shots. For what it's worth, I won an award in my academy for best shooter, and when I was in a real shooting I fired 8 times, and my partner fired 7 times. The only reason I stopped was because my gun jammed (this happened in about 2 to 3 seconds). The man was hit once in the ankle. I was aiming for his chest and head and about 15 feet away, go figure. 3) If you as an officer, or anyone in a threatened situation believe your life is threatened and choose to only shoot once or twice as implied by these comments, you better prey you hit him and prey he goes down from it because the other guy doesn't play by any rules, and the idea is to NOT have any rounds coming back at you because then you both die

Anyway, I understand these types of deals look bad but you have to remember us police officers want to go home at night. I can't give a guy pointing a gun at me the benefit of the doubt because I'm literally gambling with my life and I'm coming home to my wife and kids, period.

August 6, 2009 at 11:51 a.m.

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