What if you saw a Law Enforcement Officer in Trouble?
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  1. What if you saw a Law Enforcement Officer in Trouble?

    We just had a woman come to the aid of a highway cop on the news. He stopped a guy. The whole stop went south and the cop was getting the crap beat out of him. Also the person stopped was trying to get the cops weapon. A women stopped and helped beat the guy down. My question is could a person with a concealed permit stop and order the the bad guy off the cop? I'am not trying to be a gung ho, just concerned about another person.

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    My whole family is police, and I have always said that if I saw a cop getting a beat down, or lying on the side of the road I would do EVERTHING in my power to help. First calling 911 and reporting the incident and then if I can assist the cop. We owe a lot to the men and women who go everyday and risk their life for us, the least we can do is assist them when they need it.

    PS I saw that video. That was awesome.

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    Absolutely!!! I would hope that any able-bodied citizen would assist a LEO. The only thing I would be concerned about is if I had to use my concealed pistol. You would not want the Officer or his backup to mistake you as the bad guy when they arrived on the seen.

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    Just call 911 and be a good witness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ijon View Post
    We just had a woman come to the aid of a highway cop on the news. He stopped a guy. The whole stop went south and the cop was getting the crap beat out of him. Also the person stopped was trying to get the cops weapon. A women stopped and helped beat the guy down. My question is could a person with a concealed permit stop and order the the bad guy off the cop? I'am not trying to be a gung ho, just concerned about another person.
    There was a thread a while back (may have been on another site) about what to do if you walk up on a gunfight between a cop and a BG. In that case I would get my family to safety and call 911.

    In this case I would do a similar thing if my family is with me. If not I would like to think I would help the cop. As far as specifics, it depends on the situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ijon View Post
    My question is could a person with a concealed permit stop and order the the bad guy off the cop?
    Because that worked so well for the cop?

    You either kill the bad guy or stay out of it (or call 911)
    See, it's mumbo jumbo like that and skinny little lizards like you thinking they the last dragon that gives Kung Fu a bad name.
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    Ya sure. I helped a motorcycle cop at the beach one day get his pants cuff unstuck from the chain on his Harley so he didn't have to cut the cuff off or lay the bike down. He pulled me over a few weeks later for having a headlamp out. I told him we were having a hard time troubleshooting the problem and if I bang on the fender it will go on. He said "Bang on it, if it goes on I wont give you a ticket." Gee thanks sport.
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    If you think the cops life is in danger, you can shot the bg.

    Don't ask for compliance! shoot!
    Ed
    "The tree of Liberty needs to be watered from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." Thomas Jefferson 3rd president of US (1743 - 1826)

  10. Whether I help a PERSON in trouble depends on the person. If he's a cop, that changes little.

    We had a decent young Deputy around here for a few years; some of us kept an eye out for him. If we saw the vehicle but not him, we looked around to make sure he was OK. This guy we would unhesitatingly help.

    We had a total psycho Deputy here for a few years; we kept our rifles close and watched who came to the door. If this guy was in a fight, most of us would ask the other guy if he needed more ammo.

    There are many cases of citizens helping cops. Back in the day, cops were automatically considered Good Guys, and it was the Right Thing to Do. I recall the "Deer Hunter" being written up in the American Rifleman years ago, because he unlimbered his .243 when a convict was getting the better of a Texas Trooper at a rest stop, and put a permanent end to the problem. The DPS gave him a presentation Smith & Wesson. When one liberal Prosecutor made noises about charging him, a great many men in uniform told that Prosecutor there was no LEO in all of Texas who would arrest the man.

    That was then, this is now. Two things to remember:

    By actual body count, ten times as many innocent bystanders are killed by police as by non-police good guys.

    The absolute Ultimate Crime today, far worse than rape, robbery or murder, and for which Prosecutors have NO mercy and cops are utterly Savage in their enforcement, is Doing the Job the Police Believe is Theirs.


    I'll make my decision based on what I know of the parties. Just because someone wears a uniform does not make him a good person, or the guy shooting at him a bad person. OH, and if they are wearing black armored Ninja suits and have lots of fancy black weapons, I KNOW they are terrorists.
    “The police of a State should never be stronger or better armed than the citizenry. An armed citizenry, willing to fight is the foundation of civil freedom.” Heinlein

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    I'll aid the cop. That's the way we roll out here.
    When I was TDY at the Air Force Crypto School in San Angelo, TX, a deer hunter and his young son saw a criminal shoot a DPS officer. The deer hunter put one round through the cab of his pickup, killing the criminal. The cops gave him a custom 1911.

    Hamilton Felix posted "There are many cases of citizens helping cops. Back in the day, cops were automatically considered Good Guys, and it was the Right Thing to Do. I recall the "Deer Hunter" being written up in the American Rifleman years ago, because he unlimbered his .243 when a convict was getting the better of a Texas Trooper at a rest stop, and put a permanent end to the problem. The DPS gave him a presentation Smith & Wesson. When one liberal Prosecutor made noises about charging him, a great many men in uniform told that Prosecutor there was no LEO in all of Texas who would arrest the man."
    I think this may be the same incident 1975-76.
    War to the Knife, Knife to the hilt.
    If we don't want to live in a trashy area, we all have to be willing to help pick up the trash.

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