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Officer involved shooting – NOT TODAY!

Dave Smith when he wrote Entering 2011 in a ‘conspiracy of safety’ for policeone.com really began pushing this phrase : NOT TODAY.

We will continue to post articles, news, and videos to help you as our part of the conspiracy. You will actively think when you read or watch these posts, “What would I do?” mentally rehearsing YOU resolving this or that crisis successfully. On the street, think to yourself, “Not today, not on this shift, not on this call, not on this stop — I will not be caught unaware!”

So September 1, an officer in Eastern Kentucky was faced with an option: Shoot or be shot. He choose to shoot. Good. This officer gets to go home tonight, safe. Now the bad guys know that the Kentucky State Police aren’t to be messed with.

If you would like, you can try to arm-chair quarterback this one. But there are a couple of important facts that should be remembered.

1. This individual was hiding from the KSP, and chose to come out of hiding and point a gun at the officer.

2. The officer did not have time to research this man’s mental state, or determine if the gun was loaded, or get references from the neighbors that he was a “nice man”. In a split second he chose to eliminate the threat. “NOT TODAY.” “I will survive.” “I will go home tonight to my family.”

Kudos to this undercover officer. You made the right decision.

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