Man With Hatchet Did Not Know Tueller Drill, Deputies Did

By | July 29, 2023 | 0 Comments

Los Angeles TV news shows man with hatchet ignoring repeated commands of sheriff’s deputies to drop the small axe. He then advances on deputies and gets to about 3 or 4 yards before they shoot and kill him. Gratuitous comment: “Less-than-lethal methods were not used.”

Tueller Drill: Man with rubber knife stands 7 yards from trained officer, rushes and “stabs” him before he can draw his pistol. Man with hatchet was closer. Police officers sign up to risk their lives to protect us, but not to be kamikazes. If you attack an officer, or any armed person, with a deadly weapon, what – exactly – do you expect to happen? Once the safety of armed attackers becomes more important than the safety of law-abiding citizens or officers, things start to fall apart – which is where we are now.

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