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IACP 2013: Holder Emphasizes Patrol Response to Active Shooters

October 21, 2013  | 

Photo by Paul Clinton.
Photo by Paul Clinton.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder told law enforcement leaders that patrol officers should be the nation's first line of defense against active shooters while speaking at the IACP Conference in Philadelphia.

In his Monday speech, Holder urged patrol officers to take an "immediate, aggressive response" to a gunman seeking targets at a school, workplace, or other public area.

Patrol officers are "the tip of the spear" in law enforcement's response to active shooters and Holder said the U.S. Department of Justice has helped train 50,000 front-line officers and more than 3,000 local, state, and federal agency heads.

"To save lives, the first officers who arrive must be the ones to confront these active shooters," Holder said.

Holder said between 2000 and 2008 the country saw an average of five active shooters per year. Since 2009, that average has spiked, including 12 active shooter attacks so far in 2013, Holder said.

Comments (13)

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tbow426 @ 10/21/2013 2:05 PM

And he knows exactly what about responding to an active shooter?????? Not a damn thing!!!

Chuck @ 10/21/2013 2:56 PM

Holder your an idiot. What's wrong with somebody that can legally carry concealed. Oh wait we have these gun free zones that EVERYBODY must abide by. The cops are minutes away when seconds count. Stay safe brothers and don't get complacent

Capt. Crunch @ 10/21/2013 5:21 PM

Holder, your not worth a pimple on a police officers butt.

GP Cobb @ 10/21/2013 7:32 PM

Chuck, not in Kansas the signage came down for us CCH folks.
Crunch, ah, ditto........... lol

[email protected] @ 10/21/2013 8:36 PM

Does that go for our Border Patrol Officers too? You know, the ones that are getting shot with weapons YOU dumped south of the border. Holder is the second biggest piece of shit there is. We all know who holds first place. Blues, Stay Safe.

Troop @ 10/22/2013 12:39 AM

Sure Eric, but the minute something goes wrong in the "aggressive police response" then you will send your fed goons to barbecue the "rogue" officer, deputy or trooper.

TheRookie @ 10/22/2013 3:17 AM

Eric "Col. Wilhelm Klink" Holder speaks yet from an unknown place again some where in hiding as usual. He did (without thinking) say there has been more active shootings since 2009. I've always thought it was since Obama, and him took office that it went up drastically. He's the biggest, corrupt, POS I've ever had to witness to be in that position. Kill our own, and seems to of enjoyed it.

Lenny @ 10/22/2013 3:21 AM

Is there any group of people on the planet that bitch, whine, and complain more than cops?

Jelly @ 10/22/2013 3:29 AM

Well Lenny since you asked, yes there is one group bigger. It is liberal idiots like you that bitch more. I’ve have read your past blogs. Find a new site to play on.

Lenny @ 10/22/2013 3:37 AM

What EXACTLY is your definition of a liberal? Do you fear us simply because we tend to pay attention and read books? I'll stay on this site as long as I like. If you don't like it shoot your computer.

Jelly @ 10/22/2013 3:58 AM

Lenny…..well that is certainly a mature response, “shoot your computer”. I know it is a strange concept for you liberals to understand, but I happen to be a responsible gun owner. I don’t have to shoot something when I get mad. Furthermore, I don’t fear YOU. Only what your ideologies have done to this country.

Chief Bob @ 10/22/2013 2:41 PM

Holder, how about ARMED SRO's in all the schools and faculty with CCWs? Times and kids have changed. They need to defend themselves.

Chuckie @ 10/22/2013 4:33 PM

Holder is nothing more than obama's lap dog. Neither of those two morons could formulate a thought that any sane person would consider intelligent even if their very lives depended on it.

Then again, I guess the fact that the armed security personnel at the Washington Navy Yard made a huge difference in stopping someone who was determined to kill people... oh wait. It didn't!

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