Last year Bristol, VA cops responded to a call about some nut-job going to shoot up a motel. The cops arrived and identified the goof. They attempted to make contact and talk him out of whatever he had planned. Did the fool listen? Of course not. He put his car in gear and attempted to run over the cops. They fired and cancelled the drivers ticket.
OK, guy wants to shoot up a motel, doesn’t listen to the cops and tries to run them down. As a result he gets “biffed.” The VA State Police investigate and turn the product over to the Commonwealth Attorney. Case closed. Not so fast. The Officer was indicted by the grand jury and was suspended without pay.
The case goes to trial. The Officer’s defense team said he was a hero for stopping a potential mass shooting. Another Officer testified that if the Officer who shot the fleeing suspect had not, he would have. Lotta jury appeal in that one. The jury thought so to. After being out long enough for a coffee and a few stories the jury came back with a resounding NOT GUILTY!
When will these anti-cop prosecutors learn…the taxpayers want Law & Order. Not folks acting like idiots who get 10-7’ed for their actions.
BUCKLE UP, WEAR YOUR VEST, TURN ON YOUR CAMERA, STAY SAFE and deadly if you must.