Did you attend any events related to National Police Week this year?
Sometimes it takes a smack in the face or some other bad event to remind us of the great risks we take and make us appreciate surviving.
We are off duty more than we are on duty—that's pretty obvious. Yet very little training time, if any at all, is devoted to off-duty survival. Even less training time is devoted to off-duty firearms training.
You've been shot in your gun arm, now what do you do?
Responding to calls involving violent, incoherent or uncontrollable subjects is never easy. Unlike rational individuals who can be taken into custody with little more than a show of authority, irrational subjects are extremely unpredictable.