To Serve & Protect??Law Enforcement . News . Training notes
Here is a story that will make you feel safe…unfortunately it is an all to common event.
In ENFIELD, CT (as reported here)
Two female officers were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries Tuesday afternoon after responding to a reported domestic violence incident, police said.
One officer was struck repeatedly in the face and the other’s arm was injured while she was trying to protect herself, police said. Both were taken to Johnson Memorial Hospital, treated and released.
The two officers were at a house on Garden Drive around 5 p.m. when the altercation began, police said.
One person, a 15-year-old male, has been arrested. His charges have not been released because of his age.
There is very little discussion about cases like these because the violate the politically correct environment society wants. In the comments on this article someone mentioned that there was no mention of the size of the 15 years old assailant, his size shouldn’t matter. Police Officers are well equip and even if they are not should be sufficiently proficient at defending and subduing someone, especially two to one! Any Martial Artist or self-defense instructor can show multiple ways for any situation to over power bigger, stronger opponents. Of course experience counts for a lot, you can practice a technique all your life but until you try it in a live or realistic simulated environment it is untested. The biggest problem with the above story is it demonstrates that the officers lost control of the situation, a luxury no Police Officer can afford.
Another commenter stated “Police Officers DO NOT receive hand-to-hand combat training. They have not for almost 25 years, since a female officer was injured in training and sued over her injuries (and won). I love what the public is willing to believe about those elected or hired to protect them, based on common sense yes, facts…no.” Most people will not believe that first statement it is true, (which proves the third sentence), at least in Connecticut. Some Officers seek their own training however while they should it is no replacement for training common to all Officers, where they can test and challenge each other.
Perhaps the next time you think about your safety you’ll remember this story and realize you are on your own more then you realize. Perhaps it is time to get back to that Karate Class and hone your skills!?
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