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Response to Hortensis (Reply #76)

Fri Feb 23, 2018, 09:49 AM

83. That guideline is for officers responding from off scene, not ones already there

 

He was at the scene. In that situation yes he should have gone in.

And the wait for 2-3 officers all depends on a number of factors, including how far away they are. When I worked often the nearest backup was 5 minutes away on a good day and 15+ on some days in some places. I wouldn’t wait 5, much less 15.

We trained both ways. Because every second you wait before engaging is another second they are free to kill. If killing is actively happening you need to engage as soon as possible even if that’s alone. 2 or 3 is better, but not so much better as to let a bunch more people die while you wait.

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