Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Query... the Conclusion...

Sorry about the delay, all. It's been a damned long week.

The story in the previous post is true, David.

The suspect had the gun in the first picture in his hand when he ran from the ice cream shop.

When I pointed my gun at him, the suspect threw the gun in the air.

Had he pointed it at me, I would have shot him. Without a second thought.

Let me tell you, David, I was quite surprised to learn that the gun he had was an Airsoft BB gun. The gun was unmodified, and was manufactured without the ubiquitous orange tip. In fact, the muzzle was sized the same as a 9mm, with the airsoft barrel recessed inside.

The only way to tell this was not a real gun was to unload it and see the plastic BB's inside.

I can tell you first hand, David. The gun looked real enough.

A man almost died at my hand because he had a BB gun.

There would have been no in car video.

Just my word, and my report.

That would have to do, whether you like it or not.


MotorCop said...

Good on ya, "Smith". Never ceases to amaze how uninformed and ignorant of the reality of Law Enforcement some members of the public can be.

Let's be happy they aren't actually cops.

David Woycechowsky said...

1. I hope you didn't take anything I said in the previous thread as a criticism of, or even a commenton, your anecdote.

2. Hopefully your jurisdiction can afford to buy you a dashcam soon, preferable always on and with relatively hi res. They are a great tool for an honest policeman like yourself.

3. Stay safe and have a good day.

Front Porch Society said...

I would fully support you and the decision to shoot the moron if he had so chosen to point it at you. Lucky bastard that he chose to throw it in the air.

Oh, and to David....a dashcam does shit for anybody when the incident is not occurring in front of the freakin' squad car. Not everything that occurs happens in front of a car. They happen in foot pursuits, inside buildings, around the side of buildings, etc. - places where the dashcam is not pointed at.

Mrs. "Smith" said...

Front Porch Society, I am so glad you pointed out a dashcam doesn't work for incidents that don't happen right in front of it. The sad thing is the patent lawyer will probably discount what you said because you cursed. After all he did post: "Staunch police supporters like to cuss."

I would just like to point out that you are right on the fucking money about that shit, and the damned things don't do a damned thing to prove how aggressive the asshole who was arrested was when he was wrestled to the ground.

You know, I don't think the pencil dick motherfucker has an idea of how much us police supporters actually cuss. Fuck, my kids swear I could be a sailor. Son of a bitch.

Anonymous said...

Mrs. Smith - Hahahahahaa I love it!

David - Most agencies are holding there breath they don't have to let officers go! Ours demoted 24 higher ups! How can we justify these Dash Cams that only work in front of the vehicle? When our cities can't even afford to pay us the salaries promised to us in negotiations? We've already given up all of our recent payraises!!! and working O.T. to cover the empty slots because they can't afford to hire anyone new!

I think the easy solution is the bad guys just need to be good! Then they would never have to worry about a run in with the boys in blue!!!

Front Porch Society said...

Cussing...it just comes with the job. Sad to say but true. We work in high stress environments and it just is the way it is. I try not to swear but it happens. Comes with the job. And sometimes that is the only language the scumbags understand. Calling them "sweetie" and "sugar" and coddling them sure as hell ain't gonna get you far when working with criminals. But a "shut the fuck up, asshole!" does. Once again, sad but true. lol. ;)

Mad Jack said...

Well, I'm glad he threw the gun in the air, but not as glad as you probably are. Good job, Officer Smith. Carry on.

*Goddess* said...

Mrs. "Smith": Geez, that sounds like me when I'm trying to start the lawn mower...

The Happy Medic said...

I could never do your job, I would shoot too many people. I believe in "Stop! Police!...BANG"

David Woycechowsky said...

I could never do your job, I would shoot too many people. I believe in "Stop! Police!...BANG"

What did these people do that makes you command them to stop?

Officer "Smith" said...

They probably asked too damned many stupid questions...