You can’t anticipate everything, and inevitably, there will be surprises. Just remember that when checking on the welfare of another, to look out for your own.
I have been at enough domestics to know that some officers can be a little more lax than they should be. And that can get you killed.
Many criminals exploit our bias in order to fly under the radar. Some get away with their criminal acts by hiding in plain sight. Often
it comes down to attire and timing. And often, they approach it from
opposite ends of the sartorial spectrum.
When Jim re-holstered his sidearm in preparation for handcuffing the
man, the suspect was off the curb, going for Jim’s gun, which he
apparently felt was—literally—up for grabs again.