What a Cop Sees When Responding to a Home Invasion | CCM

Imagine you are a police officer. You are six hours into a 10-hour shift. You have already been on a domestic violence call, three cold harassment calls and an injury accident. You’ve just cleared from the jail after dropping off a motorist who had a traffic warrant. Calls are stacked up in the queue, so you put off your meal break.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.usconcealedcarry.com/blog/make-the-right-call-what-a-cop-sees-when-responding-to-a-home-invasion/
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This is exactly what we’re warned about in active shooter events, as well. When the police arrive, they can’t distinguish a “good guy with a gun” from a mass shooter. That was a big deal in the MAJ Nidal Hasan case, if I recall. Responders knew there was an active shooter, but was it really this Army Major they saw at the scene, or was he also responding to the active shooter?

Shoot, move, and especially communicate. If you make the 911 call, make sure you describe yourself so you can be identified. When the police arrive, as soon as you can safely do so, let them know what’s going on, who you are, locations of people in your house, and be prepared to follow their instructions without hesitation until everyone is safe. Good stuff for all of us to think about and mentally prepare for.

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