Those $500 Danner boots were worth every penny....

Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by steveksux, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. steveksux

    steveksux Massive Member

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    Were they $250, or $500? I can't remember now....

    Anyway, anything that gives you enough traction, and light enough to enable you to jump onto the hood of a car about to ram you.... PRICELESS!!!

    There's video from the dash cam out there, will post it if I can find it...

    http://freep.com/article/20100223/NEWS03/100223017/1005/news03/Bloomfield-Twp.-cop-struck-by-I-75-motorist
    I saw the dashcam video the other day, he ended up bouncing off the top of the hood and onto the pavement, but beats the heck out of getting pinned between the 2 cars.. Thank God he saw it coming in time...

    Video Found it...
    Randy
     
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    Polak (pō'lāk')

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    Video's not working.
     

  3. steveksux

    steveksux Massive Member

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    video still doesn't work, shows me a white screen...
     
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    lawman800 Juris Glocktor

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    It just keeps getting better, don't it?
    That's seriously one of the only alternatives when you got a car coming toward you and you got nowhere to go. Do a tuck and bodyroll in the air and ball yourself up to bounce on top of the hood and keep moving so when you hit the windshield, you don't stop and absorb the shock on the glass, but rather still bounce and roll along the windshield as best you can and then fall off. You'll still get banged up a bit and suffer some curb rash but it beats being crushed or run over.

    At least that's what I learned in urban ninja school.:supergrin:
     
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    CanIhaveGasCash

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    He must have been wearing acadias
     
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    lawman800 Juris Glocktor

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    It just keeps getting better, don't it?
    No way. Everyone knows cops don't wear Danner except for me and Obxssemteewves. All cops also drive only Carbon Motors E7 and use 10mm on duty.
     
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    My Strikers are about to die. They don't make that model anymore either, only Striker IIs now.

    I'm thinking about trying out the APBs since they can be refurbished as needed.
     
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    lawman800 Juris Glocktor

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    It just keeps getting better, don't it?
    You're going to be a FTO, no new boots for you! You need to wear the oldest crustiest boots and tell the rook that all good street cops have no time to shine no stinkin shoes, you're chasing criminals through alleys and jumping fences!
     
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    slewfoot Random Mayhem

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    crime fighting is tough on the soles.
     
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    steveksux Massive Member

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    Just sayin...

    Randy
     
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    The dirt and blood put a nice shine on!

    I get my first recruit in two weeks :O
     
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    steveksux Massive Member

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    :dunno: Its just going to have to file for unemployment...

    Hate to MMQB, but the guy must not have done a good job of picking a place to park, isn't the patrol car supposed to be shielding you? I don't see how someone could slip by the patrol car especially on the inside and still hit the disabled car if he had it in a good spot...

    Randy