Decision Making

Officers Attacked during Felony Arrest Warrant Service

 
Two officers from a local police department attempted to serve an arrest warrant on a known felon. As the officers made contact, the suspect and the suspect’s girlfriend assaulted the officers. The officers called for backup and fought with the two subjects.

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Officer Nearly Struck while Running to Stop Fight in Progress

 
While directing traffic at a sporting event, officers observed a fight breaking out across a busy 5-lane road. Instinct kicked in to get to the fight and stop it. The two officers ran across the street through traffic.

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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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