I have never had to shoot anyone or use my gun on a person.  Most officers don’t during their career but it is a tool officers need to train with.  That’s why I went to handgun school.  I try to keep up with my skills because this gun could save my life someday.

I know I have been scared. Whether we choose to admit it or not, we all get scared sometimes.  I don’t really scare easily, but when a shot rings out, and you don’t know who fired it or where it’s headed, you can’t help but fear for your life or the lives of your teammates.  The last thing you want to hear on your radio is, “I’ve been shot.”  That feeling of fear and helplessness is enough to make even the strongest tremble.  And the worst part is that all you can do is wait, and hope.

January 12, 2005 | Permalink


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