Monday, June 23, 2008

Police Officer Shot, Motorist Dead After Traffic Stop

LEHI, Utah — "A police officer has been shot in the head and a motorist is dead after a traffic stop in Lehi, about 30 miles south of Salt Lake City.

Lehi police say the officer was shot Monday by a woman driving a Honda Accord. She was killed after other officers fired at her.

No names were released. Sgt. Darren Paul says the woman's car has a Washington state license plate.

The officer is in critical condition at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo.

The woman driving the Accord was stopped after a gas station called police about an impaired driver.

Lehi is in Utah County."

Okay here's the deal. One on one, cops have a 60% chance of surviving a gunfight. For those of you in Rio Linda, 6 out of 10 times they win, and 4 out of 10 times their opponent wins. During such gun battles, an assailant who has overcome an officer is usually then killed by other responding officers.

With all of the training, all of the gear, any old impaired weaver can take down a cop and thats one of the reasons they're so afraid all the time. Their weapons are positioned in ridiculous places with regards to getting off a quick draw, and they're encumbered by so very much other stuff that it makes the most limber and spry of men downright clumsy. All a bad guy or gal has to do is draw and fire. There's no worries about collateral damage or proper procedure or hesitations due to an interfering conscience. Plus, it is always easier to ACT than it is to RE-ACT.

And if that weren't enough, there's always the dreaded GOLDEN BB.

Bottom line: The time has long since passed for law enforcement to get back to dressing lean and mean, and to ditch the bells and whistles. Wouldn't hurt to get to the range more often, either.

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