Better And Better

If you don't draw yours, I won't draw mine. A police officer, working in the small town that he lives in, focusing on family and shooting and coffee, and occasionally putting some people in jail.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Exactly right.

Like friend Stephen Camp, I'm not a fan of the PRC, but this undercover police officer there did exactly the right thing when assigned to deal with a hostage-taker who had already stabbed his victim. She waited until he was distracted, and shot him in the central nervous system, repeatedly. (Video with English captions here.)

Some may try to make an issue of the smile and relieved chuckle that she gives to the surprisingly aggressive* interviewer's question about being nervous.

But she had won a fight, rescued an injured and endangered hostage, and had not gotten hurt herself. Moreover, she comported herself well throughout. Hell, she even had rounds left over.

When you win a fight, it's okay to give a relieved smile.

*They ran up behind her to video over her shoulder as she fired the last rounds. You think American news crews would be so bold, on average? And would they get that kind of access? State-run news, people.

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At Sunday, July 25, 2010 11:34:00 AM, Blogger JD said...

I will be toast if I ever have to go through that. I think I would have a huge sh*^ eating grin on my face after thinking "DAMN, I am ALIVE! WOO HOOO" or some such thing. . .

At Monday, August 02, 2010 1:04:00 PM, Blogger Justthisguy said...

That's not a happy smile, that's a nervous stress-relieving don't-hit-me smile.

At Wednesday, August 04, 2010 12:29:00 PM, Blogger George said...

Thanks for posting this. That was an impressive display of knowledge, courage and skill. While training can help, it comes down to the person doing her job, doing what she has to do.



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