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What your biggest fears as a cop?

Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by mixflip, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. mixflip

    mixflip

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    There are lots of things that can go wrong on the job.

    Lately, the thought of responding to a MWAG/active shooter and shooting someone who actually is not the suspect (i.e CCW citizen, off duty officer who is also responding) has been weighing heavy on my mind for some reason.

    Probably has something to do with pulling over undercover officers who were tailing biker gangs. (it happened more than once)

    What are some of your fears?
     
  2. FM12

    FM12 I need AMMO!

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  3. packsaddle

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    Wil Ufgood GTDS #88 CLM

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  5. Agent6-3/8

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    With good tactics and training one can minimize the risks of many situations, but there is only so much you can do. The rest boils down to luck, incompetence of the BG and the grace of God.

    #1 in my mind is being ambushed. I used to work a mountainous, rural area where avenues of approach were typically very limited. The danger of ambush was always present in my mind, especially on domestics.

    The split second when you make initial contact on a traffic stop or passing through the funnel of death while serving a warrant, etc also come to mind as places where things can go bad even if you do everything right.
     
  6. mixflip

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    Ambush is high on my list also.

    With the recent ihop massacre in Carson City and the 4 officers killed in that coffee shop in Washington not too long ago... ambush is definately something that keeps my head on a swivel.

    It still bothers me that not one person in that Nevada ihop had a concealed weapon? I mean c'mon its Nevada not california or NYC!!!
     
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    Kinda OT, but I'm sure someone did, but they weren't carrying. JMO, but I'd hazard a guess that less than 25% of CCW holders actual have a weapon on their person when out and about. I'd say no more than 10% carry all the time.

    Same numbers could be said for off-duty cops as well in my experience...:upeyes:
     
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    Being second guessed on a regular basis by people with less time on the street than my underwear. Oh, wait...
     
  9. BigLaw

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    Ambush is way up there. The incident in Buchanan Co VA woke me up big time. I am 15 minutes from Buchanan, and it really makes you think. About 6 yrs ago a snitch told me some punks up a remote hollow were planning to call in a fight in progress or something similar and have trees cut ready to drop in front and behind me. Their buddies were going to be ready with rifles and take me out. I had recently busted several guys that were tied to a pretty big name in the area so all the turds were freaking out. I eventually got the names of the guys out of the informant and we paid them all a visit. Luckily nothing ever happened but I wear my spotlight out looking in the hills if I get a complaint on that road.

    I also have weird dreams that I have to use my gun but either I can't hit them or the rounds don't affect them. Sometimes its like in slow motion and I can see the bullets go around them like in the Matrix or something.
     
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    Sam Spade Staff Member Lifetime Member

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    Putting one of my guys too deep into the suck. Or not having trained them for something.
     
  11. Wil Ufgood

    Wil Ufgood GTDS #88 CLM

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    That's funny I had similar dreams for years, i wonder if that's a common thing with gun toters.
     
  12. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

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    You cannot out-train them, cannot anticipate who they are going to back stab or why, just wait your turn to get jammed up for no good reason.
     
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    You should file for disability. :cool:
     
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    I'm glad you're ok. How does it work, do you compensate the snitch somehow?
     
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    3. Getting sucked into the politics.

    2. Being complacent.

    1. Having to walk away from it all someday.
     
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    An ambush or active shooter incident, either on or off duty.......