Sadly Greg it is true. Fortunately the average has gone down over the years since the development of level 2 and 3 security retention holsters and weapons retention training.Originally posted by Greg1911:
I read this on the website below it can't be true can it?
"Be sure your vest will stop your own handgun. Nearly 20% of all police officers shot are shot with their own weapon."
You forgot to mention that this small town Texas "Constable" was only a "part time" officer w/ little or no training.Originally posted by LAK:
One of the most appalling examples of negligent conduct I have seen was recorded on a police video (by the patrol car camera).
The officer was searching the trunk of a car, and allowed two suspects to stroll about - behind him. Needless to say, they jumped him, and the end result for him was fatal.
Yes, I am very familiar with the circumstances of the event. His position was primarily that of a politically appointed law enforcement officer. His role was to raise revenue for the little town situated on the highway through traffic fines. He also was given some training in drug trafficking profiles. The town knew that there was money in seizure assets.Originally posted by LAK:
How much training DID he have? You seem to know alot about him.
You will note that I used the word "Constable." He was not referred to as a peace officer. This is one way the town got around a bunch of training and circumvented the intent of “TCLEOSE.” We also have a “TCLEOSE” kind of law here in California but people are “grand fathered” and depending on their primary function can have less than full academy training; such as I pointed out with 832 PC "Arrest and Firearms."Originally posted by LAK:
"peace officer" have not been homogenous from "local" through State level, and it would not surprise me if not all of them fully complied with TCLEOSE. That footage (and others like it) ought to be part of even the most basic Peace Officer certifcation courses. Lectures and textbooks are one thing, but there's nothing quite like having it hammered home in this way.
[This message has been edited by LAK (edited 09-10-2001).]
Originally posted by LAK:
It is odd that over the last decade or two the academic and formal training standards for peace officers have been raised considerably; and yet there seems to be very little improvement in some basic key areas of safety. I live and work in one of the 10 largest cities in America, and almost daily observe officers making traffic stops, responding to incidents, and still making elementary mistakes. Not surprisingly the corresponding death rates do not equate to a reduction with the increased institutional requirements.
I value my life. It seems to me that many apparently do not, and take too much for granted.
His name still is Constable Darrel Lundsford. Only that temple of clay is dead. He now stands guardian as all the angels do.Originally posted by cwm1150:
If anyone is interested his name was Constable Darrel Lundsford, may he rest in piece.