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"I heard the woman screaming and knocking on doors," Thomas said. "She said, 'I'm a police officer. Somebody stole my gun!' "

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I'm not a fan of off body carry... Good thing nobody was hurt here.

 

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Glad no one got hurt. My gun can only be one of 2 places: On me or In a safe. Anywhere else is just asking for trouble, even for a 22year leo vet.
 

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I think it was good that this female officer was able to trail the perp and eventually get him put away where he belongs.
The problem I see is if she was knocking on doors and screaming she was a officer who's gun was stolen, how would the average citizen take that? She could be considered lunatic perhaps, doors wouldn't be opened, in general she may be ignored (or he if it was an off duty male officer who had his wallet stolen). Calls could be put in to the police dispatch about a crazy or deranged woman parading as an officer. I just see too many problems here.
I feel she should have done as she did by trailing him to where he was & calling it in to dispatch. Even that act, without a weapon, was dangerous. Anyone else see problems here? How should this have properly been handled?
 

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Cinhil said:
I think it was good that this female officer was able to trail the perp and eventually get him put away where he belongs.
The problem I see is if she was knocking on doors and screaming she was a officer who's gun was stolen, how would the average citizen take that? She could be considered lunatic perhaps, doors wouldn't be opened, in general she may be ignored (or he if it was an off duty male officer who had his wallet stolen). Calls could be put in to the police dispatch about a crazy or deranged woman parading as an officer. I just see too many problems here.
I feel she should have done as she did by trailing him to where he was & calling it in to dispatch. Even that act, without a weapon, was dangerous. Anyone else see problems here? How should this have properly been handled?
Cinhil, I agree with you. It does seem a bit nutty to be knocking on doors screaming that your gun had been stolen. You would think an officer would have been more discreet in their "tailing" activities while at the same time being on the phone with dispatch.
 

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I happen to know Stephen Anderson the corrections officer that was shot with his own gun last June. His family are close friends of ours. The only reason he got shot is because he ended up in a wrestling match with the perp. he apparently lost and lost control of his weapon. it is very important to keep your distance in any situation and remember to S.T.O.P.
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