Just a Routine Traffic Stop

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by dunerunner, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. Jo da Plumbr

    Jo da Plumbr New Member

    Excellent reaction by the officer.

    Good shot placement too from the outcome.
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2010

  2. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

    Damn! That cop was lucky as hell. I am really glad that his first hesitation did not result in him lying on the pavement.

    His reaction once he unleashed his weapon, his footwork and his target focus was VERY good.

    Glad the good guys pulled that one out.

  3. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

    Dang! Great reactions by the officer and one less piece of phlegm in the population.
  4. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

    Anyone notice which hand the officer had his flashlight in?
  5. NitroxAZ

    NitroxAZ New Member

    Bad decision by the perp. Excellent reaction by the officer.
  6. opaww

    opaww New Member

    Good job officer...and another POS down the drain
  7. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

    I think the LEO was lucky the perp was drunk.

    Way too relaxed for a night stop.

    That was an unnecessary surprise. IMO he should have had his hand on his weapon until he assessed the situation. He could have ended that situation much quicker, albeit with the same outcome.

    I would have done a tactical reload before I picked up my flashlight.

    Sorry guys, I’m just sayin’. [​IMG]

    I just went back and reviewed the video again. Why wasn't the LEO watching the perp's hands?

    That LEO would be dead, or at minimum wounded if the perp had taken the safety off prior to poking that cannon in his face. You can see the perp pull the gun back in the truck, probably to take the safe off, and then back out to shoot.

    Your OODA loop only takes ~0.25 seconds to complete. I wonder what this LEO was preoccupied with?

    The LEO didn't clear his holster until he was shot at! If he has time to say shit, he had the time to draw and shoot!

    I think this would be a great training video for what NOT to do.

    Any LEO input?

    I'm glad this guy is alive and celebrate with you as to the perp's end result but..........this cop had a guardian angel riding shotgun!
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2010
  8. SigGambler

    SigGambler New Member

    Glad the officer is ok. I can see the flaws that Canebrake is talking about but I sure as hell not judging him, I'd like to think I would have been quicker but it wasn't me who had the gun shoved in the face and like they say "No battle plan survives contact with the enemy."
    The officer did good on moving which is always good in a gun fight. I counted 13 shoots fired by the officer, I wonder what answer he came up with in his head afterwards.
  9. notdku

    notdku Administrator Staff Member

    My Father use to say "99% boredom 1% shear terror." Seeing things like that remind me of the 1%. My Uncle went on a ride along with my Dad once. He said he saw my Dad unbutton his holster as he walked up on a routine traffic stop. When he asked my Father why he did that the response was "More of us die that way, than any other." Routine traffic stops. Terrible. I'm glad the guy got what was coming to him.
  10. Bigguns911

    Bigguns911 New Member

    My 2$'s on this one

    So very glad the LEO got out of this one unhurt. He was extremely lucky to make it home. Over all a good shoot but there were some very big issues that could have cost him his life.

    My LEO view: on contact he moved flash light to gun hand, bad move slowed him down tremendously, made him drop his flash light. He was able to hit at the gun with the flash light but he could have done that with it in his off hand.

    His position was no that great but sometimes you have to move further past the A post then you would like to see a subject.

    His guard was down way to soon, I suspect he has been on the job a long time and has made 1000's of stops like this. It only takes 1 to take your life.

    When he backed off from the suspect he moved into the suspects line of fire,luckily the supsect did not hit him with his shot. He then moved to the back of the suspects vehicle, that is a good place to be.

    Shoots looked good, placement must have been good suspect is not around to tell us so that is good.

    Is there other good and bad stuff he did, hell yes but in every shoot there is things we could fix. In the end he went home and the suspect was stopped from hurting him or others.

    Understand me, I have never been in this kind of SH!t before and I hope I never am. I am going to use this vid for some firearms training and see what others think. It will help wake up my brother's that need it, sadly there are still some that will not wake up because they are retired on duty. Keep safe and your gun well oiled. Biggunns911
  11. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

    The LEO was extremely lucky. A couple less beverages and that driver tags a cop. On the plus side i t appeared the LEO once he did return fire did pretty well. He did sling a lot of rounds though. Glad to see the LEO come out of that well. AS for the driver you get what you give.