Decision Making

Officers Find AK-47 Concealed in Suspect’s Shorts

 
Officers responded to a Suspicious Person call. Two subjects were observed near a vehicle at an apartment complex with all four car doors open. After contacting the subjects, it was discovered that their license plate was covered by tape, and both of the subjects had Halloween masks.

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Armed Suspect Flanks Responding Officers at Convenience Store

 
Officers responded to a report of a robbery shooting in a residential area next to a convenience store. A citizen caller advised that two suspects had fled into the store several minutes before officers arrived. The citizen caller reported that he was also inside the store and provided his own physical description to the call taker.

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Subject Attempts to Draw Concealed Handgun during Frisk

 
I was dispatched to a fight call in the back parking lot of an apartment complex. My zone partner arrived on scene first, made contact with the subjects, and called out the scene was Code 4 (Safe) prior to my arrival.

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Concealed Scissors during Felony Warrant Arrest

 
I was assisting another officer who heard a woman screaming for help under a bridge where transients are known to frequent. A male and female were contacted. Both were cooperative and provided their information. Investigation revealed that no crime occurred. The male placed his hands into his front pockets as he approached me.

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SWAT Operator Nearly Shot during Shoot House Training

 
The scenario was set up to keep operators in their line of fire and rely on other operators to do their jobs. My thought was that it would be a situation that would train the subject matter that I wanted trained.

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Search Warrant and Forced Entry on Wrong House

 
Deputies responded to a known drug house. At the house, deputies contacted a known female and arrested her on outstanding arrest warrants. The female is not a CI, but she has given prior credible information that has led to the arrests of other criminals. On this occasion, she again wanted to give info…

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Officer Attempts to Deploy Spike Strips on Three-Lane Interstate

 
A pursuit of a stolen car was traveling N/B on the local interstate. An officer ahead of the pursuit stopped on the inside shoulder, preparing to deploy spike strips as the pursuit neared their location. The suspect, from a distance, observed the officer on the inside shoulder and intentionally steered/veered to the right in an attempt to avoid the spikes.

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Swatting Incident at University

 
A male subject called 911 and said that his “roommate” had a gun and was headed to a named school campus and planned on shooting people. The caller added that his “roommate” was dressed in black. University, city, state and federal law enforcement agencies responded.

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Over Confident during Warrant Arrest of Known Subject

 
I was on duty in my own rural (very rural) neighborhood when I saw a known subject, whom I have dealt with numerous times, who had a warrant and suspended driver’s license. I watched him drive home and pulled him over. He saw me and went into his house. I filled out the citation and knocked on the door. We knew each other by first name—that is how often I have dealt with him.

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Van Nearly Strikes Officer during Nighttime Traffic Stop

 
I conducted a traffic stop for a suspected DUI. As I was interacting with and evaluating the driver early in the contact (and with the driver still in the car), I heard a vehicle approaching from behind.

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