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“Knowing is not enough, we must apply, willing is not enough,WE MUST DO”. -Goeth

FROM BAD GUYS:

From the FBI studies of why Police were attacked or Killed by their Attackers:
A Five Year study showed:

  1. Bad Guys showed signs of being armed that police missed.
  2. Bad Guys had more experience using deadly force in “street combat” than their intended victims.
  3. Bad Guys practice with their firearms more often and shoot more accurately.
  4. Bad Guys have no hesitation what so ever about pulling the trigger- Hesitation equated Death on the street.
  5. Bad Guys weapons of choice- Hand Guns.
  6. Bad Guys are not hindered by any Federal, State or Local Laws forbidding them from having guns/ laughed or mocked them.
  7. Bad Guys started off young 9-12 by 17 started carrying firearms.
  8. Bad Guys or Gang Members over 40% had formal firearms training.
  9. Bad Guys in the 80% range practiced with handguns.
  10. Bad Guys hide their weapons in waist bands, groin area, small of the back- No Holsters but 40% carried back up weapons.
  11. For Bad Guys being shot was PIVOTAL EXPERIENCE.
  12. Bad Guys keep their firearms in their Vehicles readily on their person or under the seat.
  13. Bad Guys in their residence most stashed their weapon under a pillow, on a nightstand under the mattress somewhere within immediate reach of their firearm.
  14. Female Bad Gals are armed today more than they were 20 years ago.
  15. Almost All Bad Guy Offenders carried a firearm when on the move, when socializing, commiting crimes, being at home and 1/3 brought guns to their work.
  16. Bad Guys used INSTINCTIVE SHOOTING TECHNIQUES 60% of the time and firing the weapon without consciously aligning their sights.
  17. BAD GUYS displayed no moral or ethical restraints in using firearms. Cold Blooded Offenders have been exposed to many killings, they fully expect to get killed, and they do not hesitate to shoot anybody to include shooting Police Officers.

 

BAD GUYS MOST OFTEN ARE YOUNG MALE AND MORE TIMES THERE ARE MORE THAN ONE.

DANGER SIGNS:

  1. Door or window kicked in
  2. Family member screaming
  3. Awakened by dog barking
  4. Hear car pull up
  5. See’s people acting suspiciously

LOCATION OF ASSAULTS:
Residence, Place of Business
Time: Sundown to 3:00 AM
Distances Involved- 0 to 10 feet, 3 to 10 feet, 6 to 10 feet
Response when shot- Stopped Fighting- Ran Off
Stopped Fighting- Fell Down
Contact shots – Upper Torso

Police Response Time after Incident: 4 to 15 minutes 

How often did they reload- Never

Firing Position – Standing- several behind their bed

Verbal exchange- Always

HOW POLICE DEAL WITH OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTINGS AND WHAT CIVILIANS CAN LEARN FROM THEM:

  1. Have a personal attorney in place.
  2. Know the laws on deadly force.
  3. Maintain training records- solid documentation that you trained and retrained in judgment aspect of shooting.
  4. Limit your comments at the shooting scene.
  5. Know your injuries that require immediate intervention.
  6. Location of offender(s)
  7. Gather any evidence that needs to be identified
  8. Identify any witness
  9. Request an immediate hospital check
  10. Check blood pressure and injuries
  11. Get sleep before giving a statement
  12. Involve your attorney in preparing your statement.