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Here's my question: How did this guy kill one of them and get out of the situation alive? I can't believe the others didn't take him out, y'know, as payback.
the other officers used good judgment...? or they were just plain dumb and scared? i mean if they were stupid enough to do a no-knock forced entry and a sargeant was already dead the first few seconds/minutes, the rest probably lost the balls to continue this idiotic ordeal thinking more of them will die.
if ever they used good judgment, they should have done so from the start.
Announced or unannounced, a warrant or no warrant. A mans castle is a mans castle. Enter at your own peril.
reply to post by GoodOlDave
I'll be honest with you here.
I am heavily armed and trained in warfare.
This is one of my biggest fears.
I do not engage in illegal activity of any kind. I am also in the military. But what if they make a mistake? It's not unheard of that police doing no-announcement break-ins occasionally break into the wrong home. If that happened with me or my wife there would be someone getting shot dead and fairly quick. It is something I have thought about many times in recent years reading stories like this.
As a once and former 11B, I can absolutely relate to this. With 3 kids in the house my basic rule is anything that gets past or tries to harm the Akitas is going to be short on time for this world. It's like being in an urban combat environment, you're not checking ID's if someone else fires first, you're checking pulses after the firing subsides.
If you are dealing with a person that is a known felon, drug dealer, and probably armed, you are dealing with a person that knows his days are numbered. To conduct a no knock intrusion is asking for tragedy. This man knew someone would be at his door sooner or later with the intent to do harm. He reacted in kind.
Why not stake out the guys home, arrest him when he steps outside or goes to the store. Get a warrant to search his home at that point, and simply peacefully resolve the situation.
I'm just waiting for this to happen on a totally innocent person, they do a no knock warrant on the wrong house, the person in the house shoots and kills said cop, what will happen then?