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There is thread on this site, in the Real Life Stories section, titled 'Bizarre situation'. http://www.utahconcealedcarry.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1176
Scenario's like this, and Many others, always seem to spark a good discussion that deals with Levels of Force, and when a person is Justified in using deadly force.

Years ago I learned about an acronym called AOJP - Ability, Opportunity, Justification, and Preclusion. I later found a link to a web site that does a great job describing what each term means, and why it's important to have good understanding of it, in case you are faced with a possible 'Deadly Force' encounter.

Here is the link - http://www.useofforce.us/3aojp/

I think it's a good read. And for you instructors, it's something that should be discussed, or referred to, in training, or when people present you with 'what if' scenario's.


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TMG, GREAT Topic. In our CFP classes we talk about "Intent, Opportunity and Capability". I brought this over from my Military days in the Air Force as a cop. I also used the same idea as a civilian LEO.
TMG, *OUTSTANDING* resource -- Thank You!
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