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Idaho Cop Struck, Fires at Windshield


Patrol car video from Post Falls (Idaho) Police Department cruisers shows an officer firing at the windshield of a driver who struck him with a vehicle at the end of a pursuit. Read the full story here.

August 07, 2012
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Tags: Vehicle Pursuits, Patrol Car Video, Post Falls (Idaho) PD, Idaho


Comments (7)

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Jeremy Young @ 8/7/2012 6:23 PM

All I have to say is total justification on the part of the Officer who fired on the suspect. He attempted to use the vehicle he was driving as a weapon to hurt, Disable or Kill the Officers pursuing him. Therefore kudos go these Officers in a job well done in getting another suspect off the streets, even if it was a fatal removal.

Jon Yarbrough @ 8/7/2012 8:21 PM

I am in total Agreement, Jeremy. Kudos to the OI's, and for the superior professionalism in dealing with passenger.

Capt David-retired LA Cou @ 8/8/2012 7:10 AM

That is a good example of when a simple (?) evading turns into a death sentence. From fleeing to ADW. It sounded like they fired until the threat was dimished. also read www.whenlawmenlie.com

wofpup @ 8/8/2012 3:13 PM

1st: I'm glad the officer's are ok and kudos for taking proper action. However, looking at the termination of the pursuit, there's much more training the dept needs to provide to their officers. There is no reason to put yourself in front of the vehicle at the end of teh pursuit. Better tactics should have been used which will protect yourself and partner. Although the officer is good with the shooting, in a civil suit, the officer may be liable for the death of the suspect. The officers put themselves in danger which caused them to use leathal force. It sounds dumb, but trust me, that's the way of the courts now days. Please, use common sense, and good tactics. No dirt bag is worth losing your life or house over. Be safe and God Bless.

Kenneth S. @ 8/9/2012 8:58 AM

Wofpup made a great point that I wouldn't have thought of. The courts are a gaggle now a days and I can 100% see an attorney using the officer's courageous move against him. Other than that, Outstanding job on the officers and their reaction to the situation. Justifiable OIS.

Randall Morris @ 8/9/2012 9:48 AM

Great job and thank goodness the good guys went home safe. As far as the comment about the officer putting himself in front of the car, please be careful about Monday morning quarterbacking. He did not put himself there. When he initially ran up to the car, he was along side and approaching from the passneger side, trying to be tactically safe in that situation. In less than 2 seconds (watch the video) the driver accelerated and changed direction. Unfortunately the officer was now at a disadvantage, but hardly had time to move with the patrol car directly behind him. Could we all improve? Absolutely. But under stress and in such a dynamic scenario, that evolved very quickly. Great job guys! Glad your safe

Bob@Az. @ 8/12/2012 5:41 PM

Whats this "exonerate" BS? pos attempted to run down a Police Officer! This was a good shoot and there shouldn't be any shadow on these Officers actions, maybe a "Well Done" from the folks they protect. Glad all are safe.

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