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Thursday, May 25, 2006

Courage under pressure

this is a picture of what calm and training can do for you.


the story: first of all, i won't link the story in the paper, because you need to register, and the sacramento bee isn't all that great a paper to deal with that hassle

anyway, so a guy gets robbed at gunpoint, and calls in the make and model of car, and a description of the occupants of the car. a sharp officer sees this car about 2 miles away, parked in a shopping center, with 4 people sitting in the car.
he approaches, and when the driver sees him, backs up, hits the patrol car, and then drives forward, striking the officer. not just striking him, but flipping him up onto the hood of the car. the officer held on with one hand, unsnapped and unholstered his weapon, pointed it at the driver, yelling for him to stop. which the driver didn't. the officer then proceeded to pump rounds through the windshield into the car. he was then thrown off the car, which proceeded to roll until it hit a palm tree
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the officer removed one bad guy from the gene pool. his injuries were not life threatening.

i hope the department pins a medal on this officer for demonstrating quick thinking and courage while his life was in serious jeapardy.

ok, here's a link to the original story that may get you past the password thingie. this story has been in the papers for a couple of days now.

2 Comments:

Blogger Redneck Nerdboy! said...

Yeah, all this happened not a mile from where I live, there in Natomas. What a story, huh? That officer should be our next President!

5/25/06, 1:02 PM  
Blogger Redneck Nerdboy! said...

Yeah, all this happened not a mile from where I live, there in Natomas. What a story, huh? That officer should be our next President!

5/25/06, 1:02 PM  

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