Do you think wearing on-body cameras on duty should be mandatory?
An assault could involve someone shooting into your patrol car or an assailant at the driver's window physically attacking you. Increased awareness and in-car self-defense training and tactical driving practice can help prepare you for this type of attack.
This segment was produced for an upcoming NIJ body armor production by Shooters Productions. In this clip, Wheeling (W.Va.) Police Officer Brandi Alderman, actor Paul Jeffries, and actress Kimberly Monahan dramatize an actual incident narrated by the officer who lived it.
Arthur Lee Thompson Jr., 38, fought with a Summerville (S.C.) Police officer, shook off a TASER, and stole the officer's cruiser. The joyride didn't end well for Mr. Thompson.
Anthony Thomas, 29, of Cleveland leaps over a station counter to attack an Elyria Police officer, while the officer is booking him into jail.