Sounds like the burden of it is weighing heavily upon him.
When I started it was the “diamond” four-man team. Now it’s first on first up. You’d better get in there and start slinging some lead.Does anyone know what is current state of the art active school shooter training? I think I read or heard or imagined something some years back about first responding forming up into four man teams before making an entry. But that was some time ago and may also have involved using kerosene lanterns for lighting.
And I am neither condoning nor disparaging what he did, just curious whether or not there is training or policy.
Sounds the sheriff is looking for fall guys to cover his butt before the next election. Without knowing what the policy is regarding response to an active shooter, we can't know if Peterson's actions were wrong. The arguments over going in alone versus waiting to form teams in response to an active shooter has been going on since Columbine.
I would be very curious as to what the department's written policy actually says. In fact, I would be quite curious to know if they even have a written policy. You would assume that in this day and age in a community of that size that they would, but nothing surprises me any more. If the department failed to establish a response plan, train employees on how to implement it, and then commit it to written policy, then that's on the administration and the sheriff needs to be held responsible at the ballot box.
My department has a plan for responding to active shooters and we've all been trained on how to execute it. A choice was made between waiting to form teams versus single officers making entry and that's what we'll do if the worst happens here.
This /\/\/\/\ 1000%, I did 24.5 years in Government Service with over 18.5 years as an LEO. I saw several LEO's in that time that worked 10 or 15 years before a Truly Critical Incident occurred in their careers that caused them to quit. I saw a lot of LEO's that quit within 5 years even without having a Traumatic Ordeal, not everyone is cut out to deal with it. I'm quite sure that the SRO is beating himself up over this, I know I did even when I did what I had to do. My prayers are up for him.I guess nobody really knows if you'd freeze up until the situation presents itself. We all hope, and expect we'd "roll", but sometimes people freeze and don't. All the training, target shooting, planning, etc. can go out the door at the moment of needing to act . Terrible thing ... too bad, too sad.
Yes, ... as long as the SO employing the deputy doesn't have a policy, or has provided training to him, that differs from what's promoted by the NTOA and its 40,000 members.There should be no room for differing options here, NTOA has set the standard on this. You don’t wait. First on scene engages the threat period. Any time spent waiting lives are being lost. It’s the national standard
https://alerrt.org/page/aboutIn 2013, ALERRT at Texas State was named the National Standard in Active Shooter Response Training by the FBI.