Citizen video captured St. Louis Police officer Dustin Ries striking a man with a retractable baton, using pepper spray and handcuffing the man at about 2:30 a.m. on New Year's Day at a Shell gas station, after the subject told the officer to, "Shut Up."
As the officer got into his Dodge Ram truck, the man with the duty belt started firing on his vehicle. Thornton lay down along the front seat as glass from his truck's windows shattered around him. He kept peering up to check the assailant's location.
If for no other reason than the protection of yourself and your loved ones, you need to practice off-duty firearms tactics. And it's in your agency's best interests to provide you with the necessary skills.