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Old 2 January 2018, 05:04
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Saved a life

I know both of these guys very well. Gary is a high level Brown belt in BJJ and Ozzzie is a Vet and former Task Force guy in Philly. Ozzie has been involved in some very close in and highly dangerous buys. Prior to this incident...to say these guys are physical studs is and understatement. I'm not at all surprised these two acting the way they did.

http://www.montgomerynews.com/timesc...fa3d0848c.html

There are multiple reason this incident turned out the way it did. Good decision making, physical prowess, and empathy are among them.
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Old 2 January 2018, 07:53
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Wow. That's some excellent SA.

Good on them!
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Old 2 January 2018, 08:30
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Please excuse the wording and typos, syntax and phrasing I n the original post. Sent from my phone and I failed to check it closely. I’m not as retarded as it would appear.
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Old 2 January 2018, 08:40
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Wow, very ballsy move. Hats off!
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Old 2 January 2018, 09:23
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solid work by the officers. Hopefully the guy will get the help he needs to turn his life around.
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Old 2 January 2018, 09:44
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Outstanding job, gentlemen!
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Old 2 January 2018, 09:50
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Way to go Officers!
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Old 2 January 2018, 10:10
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I know both of these guys very well.
You are keeping good company.
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Old 2 January 2018, 10:38
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Good on these two. They should go to Wichita and give "how not to be a pussy" classes to the SWAT team.
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Old 2 January 2018, 11:20
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You are keeping good company.
Absolutely. Good on these two for not just taking the guy out.
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Old 2 January 2018, 11:24
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Incredible thinking and teamwork.
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Old 2 January 2018, 12:27
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Excellent thinking on their feet, translated into communication and action.

Great job!
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Old 2 January 2018, 19:13
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Good shit, and way to take the gun out of the mix!
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Old 2 January 2018, 19:53
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Old 2 January 2018, 20:57
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Impressive and out of the box thinking to resolve the incident and save a life. Not sure I would have thought under stress to make the gun safe that way but it worked well and he was even able to warn his partner prior to doing so. These officers definitely make me proud to be a police officer.
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Old 2 January 2018, 21:33
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Kudos, saved the life of an unwell citizen and brought honour to their profession. An example for us all.
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Old 3 January 2018, 01:55
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[QUOTE=maim;1058695795....brought honour to their profession. An example for us all.[/QUOTE]

Absolutely. These guys are of course sterling examples of what a police officer should be.

Unfortunately in the human mind it takes like 8-9 positives to balance off a negative IIRC, (or something like that) and we don't have exceptional examples like this every day to make up for a POS who blasts a defenseless unarmed man begging for his life 5x with an M4 and gets to walk free instead of spending the majority of the rest of his adult life in PC at the state penitentiary, nor for those who defend the actions of such. All the more reason why police officers need to be ruthless in "policing" their own.

Every time I meet a decent cop or read about something like this, TRUE hero cops (as opposed to the BS awards that get handed out for doing no more than the job they are paid for because it's good PR) it truly helps me out with my outlook on this stuff. I DO NOT want to feel the anger that I do when I view all these tapes of misconduct by thuggish power tripping cowards with badges, and I'm getting too old to be angry about stuff if it can be avoided, so I don't watch them much anymore.

I remain convinced that Police work is a calling, not just another job. You have to be built for it. It's too important to be filled by fear biters/1* types who aren't, and "the real Police" need to be able to "peer out" people who don't qualify for such a description much more easily than it appears to me that they can. The dynamic that the BTDT members of the board have all experienced in either selection or unit membership, where someone judged wanting can be sent down the road with little to no drama couldn't be a bad thing IMHO. IIRC TFG once said something about "protecting the bloodline" or WTTE. "Like that".

Apologies for a bit of a hijack if it's judged to be that. Five-O, I hope you will pass to these brave men the respect we all have for them.
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Old 3 January 2018, 16:18
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Wow, what a story! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 3 January 2018, 16:37
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Good shit and thank you for sharing. We see so much bad stuff about LE these days and not nearly enough stories like this one. I hope you print this thread and send it to them both. Well done.
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Old 3 January 2018, 16:38
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Talk about being razor sharp in every way in a crazy situation. That took some stones to control the situation and have the mental juice left over to find a safe place to unload.
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