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From Orange County Florida

“Today, one of our deputies shot a man who broke into her Apopka home. The suspect was attempting to break into numerous homes in the area. He used this axe to bust through our deputy’s door and she shot him.

Our Deputy and her family are safe, and that’s what matters. The suspect is expected to survive.”

The picture of the ax thru the glass door is pretty terrifying.


Mike


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Posts: 11376 | Location: Cocoa Beach, Florida | Registered: 22 July 2010Reply With Quote
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Wow----Sounds kind of like Jack Nickolson in the "The Shining"
 
Posts: 524 | Location: Colorado | Registered: 09 June 2002Reply With Quote
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I hate it when it says they were sent to the hospital, even more so when we waste the taxpayers money to get them to survive.



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Posts: 3933 | Location: TN USA | Registered: 17 March 2002Reply With Quote
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I agree, just like spending tax dollars to clone grackles. I recall reading an article in the early 70s about a would-be rapist breaking into this woman's hotel room. Seems she was there in that town for the Olympics. She was on the pistol team. She held her pistol on the guy + we all thought that his last thoughts were "O.K. I got caught, so what? 1st I'll call my lawyer,....." She printed a nice cloverleaf pattern over his heart. I've always loved that story.


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Posts: 13539 | Location: Austin, Texas | Registered: 11 March 2013Reply With Quote
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TCLouis:

That was a very politically incorrect comment these days. We're supposed to be a lot more empathetic and touchy feely about the poor downtrodden who are forced into a life of crime by their horrible childhoods. Mainstream media doesn't care about the cost to the taxpayers or even the safety of honest citizens.
 
Posts: 7632 | Location: Houston, Texas | Registered: 26 December 2005Reply With Quote
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Just one more case of the "pussification" of America's sense of justice + primarily REASON.


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Posts: 13539 | Location: Austin, Texas | Registered: 11 March 2013Reply With Quote
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Reminds me of the part of the book "The Shootist" that John Wayne did a great job in but downplayed this one early scene. In the beginning, he gut shoots that robber with his derringer + then kicks him in the freezing water + says, "Try not to rob anybody else before you die." It is a great book but don't read the sequel written by the author's son. It's a waste.


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Posts: 13539 | Location: Austin, Texas | Registered: 11 March 2013Reply With Quote
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I am a strong believer in the double tap thats being used by many Law Enforcement agencies in training, and its gives the officer an answer to the suspects lawer openning question.. in that he can say we were taught in LE school to "double tap", meaning shoot twice...


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posted document.write('<nobr>'+ myTimeZone('Fri, 28 Feb 2020 20:21:37 GMT-0800', '29 February 2020 08:21')+'</nobr>');29 February 2020 07:2129 February 2020 08:21Hide PostTCLouis:That was a very politically incorrect comment these days. We're supposed to be a lot more empathetic and touchy feely about the poor downtrodden who are forced into a life of crime by their horrible childhoods. Mainstream media doesn't care about the cost to the taxpayers or even the safety of honest citizens.

F--- em!

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First Priority is to stop the threat.

Then, when the police show up and ask 'What happened?" you say: 'Ask Him'

They say; 'He's Dead!'

Then you reply " Well, here's what happened...'
 
Posts: 3072 | Location: Western Slope Colorado, USA | Registered: 17 August 2001Reply With Quote
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Like the story about the elderly homeowner who noticed some guys looting his garage + called 911 + was told they would have a squad car there in 30 minutes. He figured, hell, they'll be gone by then so he calls back + says never mind, I just shot them. 45 seconds later patrol cars show up + arrest the thieves. The officer said I thought you said you shot them + the old man said + I thought you said 30 minutes.


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Posts: 13539 | Location: Austin, Texas | Registered: 11 March 2013Reply With Quote
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First Priority is to stop the threat.

Yep!
 
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The thought process or discipline I have is, “I shot to stop. Whether they die is between them and God.”

Apparently, this fella, finally, picked the wrong house.
 
Posts: 3778 | Location: Somewhere above Tennessee and below Kentucky  | Registered: 31 July 2016Reply With Quote
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Remember that tired old saying,

"When seconds count, help is only minutes away."

This is not meant to demean police response, out here in the county the deputy for the area may be close by or some distance away and out west far further away.



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Posts: 3933 | Location: TN USA | Registered: 17 March 2002Reply With Quote
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When I was a deputy in a large rural county.

The only deputy on duty.

Many times the response time was more then a half an hour.

If I was on one end and the call was on the other end, even running lights and siren it could be 40 min to an hour.

As improved since the 70's and 80's But 20 min isn't unheard of.

Those times would be if one is not already tied up doing something else.
 
Posts: 16451 | Location: wis | Registered: 21 April 2001Reply With Quote
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I hate it when it says they were sent to the hospital, even more so when we waste the taxpayers money to get them to survive.


And probably sue, not to mention whip up public sympathy.

Grizz


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Well, stand by! Once the new president and his vice take over, you will have to fight armed criminals with a base ball bat, because you won't have a gun to protect your home and family!

................................ oldMacD37 2020


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In the "Old Corps" we had a saying, "If it's worth shooting, it's worth shooting twice". Probably not allowed any more due to PC issues. I keep a gun in more than one place in the house.

Semper Fi.
 
Posts: 77 | Location: South Pacific NW | Registered: 08 September 2020Reply With Quote
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True that. just like the phone I installed, I keep a pistol in the drawer beside the toilet. If you need it in a hurry you are in a very compromising position.


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Posts: 13539 | Location: Austin, Texas | Registered: 11 March 2013Reply With Quote
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True that. just like the phone I installed, I keep a pistol in the drawer beside the toilet. If you need it in a hurry you are in a very compromising position.

Correct stance is important.

Dave
 
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Well, stand by! Once the new president and his vice take over, you will have to fight armed criminals with a base ball bat, because you won't have a gun to protect your home and family!

................................ oldMacD37 2020


LOL, well then, I expect to be awakened by near 600 lbs of male Rottweilers that 'don't' bark, they just watch ; ]
 
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