I got cleared today on an officer involved shooting that occurred on Tuesday, Feb 8. I guess now a days that is pretty quick. I've been on administrative duty untill this afternoon. The last step was to be cleared by the shrink and the Ranger doing the investigation. This whole episode was handled very professionally and very well by my supervisors and the investigators from the Sheriff's Office and the Texas Rangers. There are all kinds of news stories on the net about the OIS near Hutto High School. The PIO did a good job of getting only the information they were sure of out in a timely manner. Most of the press coverage has been ok. The bad guy appears to be recovering well. Only one officer was injured and it appears that a full recovery is possible. [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DWZal7yHuA[/ame] [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a11GjQ8Zlgw[/ame] Out of the five officers that fired, I was the only one who used a rifle. I wish I would have had a flashbang to throw through the window. A willie pete might have worked also but it is kind of gruesome. My new Tahoe came without a pushbumper or brushguard. That would have helped. At one point he stopped and I could have closed with him in front hoping someone else would close in back to get him pinned. I think all four tires were already flat. WE need a device like a taser that would attach to a vehicle by magnetic mount and destroy it's ignition system. Just try to be better prepared next time. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!