Trucker stabs police officer

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by JonJon78, Jun 29, 2019.

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  1. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    Feb 15, 2014
    So the cop should have tased the guy? And if the taser failed, as they sometimes do, then the cop should have shot him with rubber bullets? And if the rubber bullets didn't stop the attacker, what then? The whole time the cop was under attack should he have been trying non lethal weapons? That's just insane. The cop was fighting for his life.

    You're wrong, killing is okay when your life is threatened. The cop did the exact right thing.
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  3. dieselpowered

    dieselpowered Heavy Load Member

    May 16, 2016
    hey, you forgot fire gun we just need stop when they see them rolling then arrest them and relieve yourself to put the fire out. I would make a terrible officer I know.
  4. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

    Sep 10, 2010
    Flint, MI
    Remember these?

    Took a tape strip of pop-caps and was super cheaply made. Out before they required orange caps on toy guns...
  5. The Gels

    The Gels Light Load Member

    Apr 13, 2019
    Shreveport, Louisiana
    You get stabbed in the neck by a screwdriver and tell me you're responding with non lethal. You have one chance here, pick the wrong option you are dead. I'm unloading into the guy with my service pistol, exactly as happened. You meet deadly force with deadly force.
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  6. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

    Sep 10, 2010
    Flint, MI
    Even worse, they were in melee range. If the cop tasered (which is less lethal, not non-lethal) the officer might have tasered himself too.
    Plus, there is a reason that officers tend to have their belt setup to pull the pistol with their dominate hand. When literal seconds matter training and reflex needs to take over and the threat stopped. When there is the luxury of taking time to think then less lethal way can be considered.

    Having just been stabbed with a screwdriver there is no way he had the luxury of time.
  7. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

    Apr 26, 2013
    Gettin' down westbound
    The officer took a screwdriver to the neck. And ur saying he has no right to defend himself?
  8. mhyn

    mhyn Road Train Member

    Dec 29, 2008
    Northridge, CA
    guys I am not saying officer was wrong. I say non -lethal guns or other things must be used. Every day somebody get killed by police in USA. looks like non-declared war is going on here. I have my view on this case . If I would be the policemen I would shoot him once or twice and not 8 times. And I would shoot him below abdomen . I would like to see him in prison, spending long time there and not killed. Now you will say but he stabbed you by screwdriver. If you choose law enforcement be ready to take bullets , knifes and screwdrivers. I am sorry for young men was stabbed. It happened. that officer will live and remember that he killed somebody. It's not easy to live with that kind of emotional feeling. Again if I would be that officer I would do everything to stop him and not kill him.
  9. PE_T

    PE_T Road Train Member

    The problem isn’t Google maps—it’s the driver. The driver needs to verify the route in a truck road atlas, or use a truck GPS and be alert for truck restriction signs.
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  10. JonJon78

    JonJon78 Road Train Member

    Jul 1, 2018
    You shoot to kill.
  11. PE_T

    PE_T Road Train Member

    The officer got stabbed in the neck and ended up in ICU at the hospital. I think I would have also shot him multiple times or until he stopped. I sometimes disagree with officers shooting repeatedly, but this case is acceptable to me.
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