Deadly Force Incident Last Night
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|Sun, 09-07-2003 - 3:40pm|
Last night, one of the officers in one of the villages had a domestic violence call. The village is one of 8 posts where there are only 1 or 2 officers in the community. This village is like 450 people and he is the only officer out there right now.
So he gets the call, goes to the house and gets shot at. He returns fire and guess what? Kills the guy.
Now, I post this because this doesn't happen too often with our PD. It is the second time in 14 months that an officer has been fired on and returned fire (last time, the officer missed the suspect.) And I think it is only the second time in 25 years that an officer has killed someone.
How do your departments deal with this? Does it happen often? Do worry about your SO being in this situation? I have complete confidence in my DH when it comes to firearms and use of deadly force. He will make the appropriate decision for the situation, and he will end the threat.
This other officer will have a 3-day administrative leave, and most likely the department will move him from the village back here to the "big town"--he was being reposted here in October anyway, they just may send his replacement earlier I guess.
It is a gut-check for everyone when this happens, though, you think?