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Quick, Decisive Actions Can Keep Officers Safe

At approximately 2030 hours, I arrived at a call for a report that a male was out of control at a residence, breaking and throwing items. I have had prior contact with the male and know he is diagnosed with schizophrenia. He often thinks people are breaking into the house, and he is very unpredictable.

Pre-Planned Ambush Foiled at Fair

I was working at the county fair when I was flagged down by a concerned citizen. She stated there was an intoxicated male sitting on the back of my patrol unit and gave me a description. I went into the parking area and saw a white male sitting on my patrol unit.

Routine Shoplifting Arrest Goes Sideways

I showed up for my “routine” off-duty security shift at a major hardware store. I say routine because I had done this type of shift several times before, but we all know what happens when we let things become just routine.

Subject Tries to Disarm Unsuspecting Officer at Gas Station

Two officers were exiting a gas station convenience store around 0200. While the officers were exiting, Officer #1 held the door open for a male subject who was approaching the door from outside.

Psychiatric Patient Attempts to Disarm Police Officer in ER

Officers were with a psychiatric patient at the ER for an evaluation. The patient was not under arrest but was subject to a psychiatric hold. When the patient was informed that he was being admitted to a psychiatric care facility, he became combative with officers on scene.

Arrestee Fights for Control of Officer’s Firearm

I was working a commercial sex investigation, and I stopped a female impersonator. This person was very large, and I was trying to make a plan for how to tell him he was under arrest and gain compliance immediately.

Deputy Survives Vicious Fight with Drugged Subject

A K9 deputy responded to a report of a man throwing things out of a third-floor dorm window at a local college. When the deputy contacted the suspect, the deputy noted that the suspect appeared to be under the influence of drugs and hallucinating.

Good Samaritans Rescue State Trooper Under Attack

A state trooper was on patrol on a state highway when he observed a motorcyclist driving 92mph. The trooper caught up with the motorcycle and activated his emergency lights. The driver pulled onto the shoulder and slowed down, but then accelerated at a high rate of speed.

Bystander Helps Officer Being Assaulted during DWI Stop

A patrol officer initiated a traffic stop for a possible DUI on a vehicle that he observed crossing the center line and swerving. When the officer questioned the driver and ordered her out of the vehicle, she refused to comply. At this time, the passenger also became argumentative with the officer.

Officer Nearly Disarmed during Hospital Prisoner Detail

Patrol officers responded to a call for service at an apartment complex to check a disorderly subject. Upon arrival, the subject was disorderly, and when officers attempted to arrest him, he became combative. Officers had to use a Taser to control him and take him into custody. The suspect was determined to be under the influence of PCP.