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Shot Phoenix Cop: 'I May Have Died'

January 09, 2013  | 

Less than 48 hours after Phoenix Police Officer Peter "Chris" Bennett was shot six times in the line of duty, he was walking and talking about what saved him Sunday night.

"I think one of the best things I heard in the academy was if someone shoots you, you're already dead," Bennett said. "It's what you do from that point that decides whether you live or not."

Bennett credits his training and mental preparation for how he reacted in the moments after the shooting. The four-year veteran was by himself when he tried to stop a suspect later identified as Brandon McCabe.

Read the full KTVK story.

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Tags: Phoenix PD, Trauma Care, Officer Involved Shootings, Assaults on Officers


Comments (2)

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Rick @ 1/10/2013 7:59 PM

That's an idiotic comment " if someone shoots you, you're already dead". Someone needs to send this guy to Caliber Press Street Survival school quickly. As a Federal Tactical Officer with the US Coast Guard, we were taught that we're still in the gunfight unless we are dead or we were unconscious.

Paul @ 1/10/2013 8:40 PM

"Federal Tactical Officer" huh? Never heard of that rating in the coast guard and it doesnt fit into the civilian positions of port security either.... Anyway, I think you missed the meaning behind what Officer Bennett said-- If someone shoots you, you're already behind the eight ball and in a poor position. If you continue to read his comment, he says "its what you do from that point that decides whether you live or not"... I think Officer Bennett probably could tell his story at a Caliber Press Street Survival Seminar and inspire many Officers with his actions that night before , during, and after being shot, returning fire and directing responding Officers to the scene.......Stay Safe AZ... Its been a tuff start for the New Year !!!!

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