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This officer is awesome!

Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by BSA70, May 18, 2011.

  1. siblueg

    siblueg Gray Area

    Feb 11, 2008
  2. righteoushoot

    righteoushoot Deluxe Member

    Oct 22, 2008
    Not New York (N.E. OH)
    Thanks for sharing, that was a powerful story and an important lesson to us all.

    It really hits home hearing it from his mouth, rather than a written interview.

    18 and trying to snuff out a cop for some clothes. Unbelievable.
    Last edited: May 18, 2011

  3. USAFE7

    USAFE7 Retired USAF-SP

    Feb 5, 2011
    Outstanding job!!!!! He is what LE is all about.
  4. Panzergrenadier1979

    Panzergrenadier1979 Keystone Cop

    Jan 16, 2009
    Central Pennsylvania
    I'm sure the bad guy was trying to turn his life around. :supergrin:
  5. KiloBravo

    KiloBravo Lifetime Newb

    I saw that story and interview on tv before. That officer is an absolute warrior. I really liked the part that involved three contact shots to that scumbags head.
  6. ICARRY2

    ICARRY2 NRA Life Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    Very glad to see the leo is okay.

    Also, glad to see the bad guy is dead.

    They should play videos of cops killing bad guys in jail 24/7.
  7. Newcop761

    Newcop761 CLM

    Jan 29, 2001
    In Existential Crisis
    Strong work!

    Hope Officer Reston continues his recovery.
  8. Kegs

    Kegs Ol 8 fingers ;)

    Oct 26, 2009
    Cold side of conus
  9. I agree. Not only did the officer do a hell of a job staying in the fight and staying alive, but he also saved the state of FL a fortune through not having to keep incarcerating this POS, etc.
  10. captdreifus

    captdreifus aSun666

    Jul 24, 2008
    Tempe, Arizona
    Hats off to you, officer!!
  11. MeefZah

    MeefZah Cover is Code 3

    Jan 2, 2008
    Lost Coast, Cali
  12. You can just tell he has that positive attitude, that "I'm surviving this no matter what" and a "play to win" mentality......Kudos to him....One less POS BG roaming the earth.....
  13. steveksux

    steveksux Massive Member

    Jul 12, 2007
    And the officer helped turn him around, in a fine example of community policing! :thumbsup:Right before putting another couple of rounds in his head. That's why they say "To protect and serve!"

    Hope any of us in a similar situation have half the heart that guy has, just amazing.

    Last edited: May 19, 2011
  14. Napalm561


    Apr 21, 2009
    I agree. "Protect and Serve".
    Protecting the public while Serving some hot lead.
    A hell of an Officer and an inspiration. God definitely has a purpose for this warrior.
  15. IndyGunFreak


    Jan 26, 2001
    You know something I just thought about.., I'm wondering how many "community members" were calling this "murder" because of how he ended the fight?

  16. Mas Ayoob

    Mas Ayoob KoolAidAntidote Moderator

    Nov 6, 2005
    The original poster nailed it: Detective Reston is indeed an awesome cop.

    Anyone who can spare 18 more minutes on the topic is invited to listen to his interview on the ProArms Podcast, in which he gives more details of this incident. It can be found at

    Jared's interview begins at about 33:00 minutes in. It is introduced and concluded by show host Steve Denney, a retired police supervisor and SWAT cop. At the end, you'll hear Steve mention how well Jared did at his first IDPA match, some time after the shooting. I'll second that: Jared is an excellent shot.

    Two points not on the podcast or the interview linked by the poster. One is that having a TLR-1 light attached to his Glock 22 created a "standoff effect" that undoubtedly kept his autoloader from going out of battery and jamming during the three final, rapid shots at press-contact distance. This may be useful for officers on Cop Talk who are still having difficulty getting approval for light-mounted pistols on patrol. Another is that Jared has since survived another fatal OIS, also ruled justifiable.

    Any instructors here are welcome to use his comments on the ProArms Podcast interview for training purposes.
  17. MeefZah

    MeefZah Cover is Code 3

    Jan 2, 2008
    Lost Coast, Cali
    That's awesome, thanks Mas.
  18. S.O.Interceptor

    S.O.Interceptor Khem-Adam

    Dec 13, 2004
    The Rock of Eternity
    Great job, sir!

    And people wonder why we react negatively when they "just" disobey verbal commands, or "just" pull away from us, or "just" place/keep their hands in their pockets after being ordered to remove them. I'll be posting this video a lot in the near future as a response to alleged "brutality" when these whiners complain about an officer going hands on when they didn't feel it was justified.
  19. John43


    Sep 9, 2010
    Murrells Inlet SC
    Great job officer! We hope you recover completely and glad you had body armor.