Many times... too many... I had been confronted by a person who had a death wish. It is unnerving to stand before a person, who is combative and a threat to yourself, and have your weapon pulled and armed to possibly take his life. So many things go through your mind... "Oh no, why are you doing that, don't do this now, just put the carp down, where is my help, I don't want to shoot him, etc. "
I am very thankful that I never, EVER had to discharge my weapon in the line of duty. Could I have done it? A resounding yes! And I never would have thought twice. But I never wanted to. People really get crazy and challenge an officer to shoot them. That is why I am happy that tasers are used now. I have tased people and... before you all jump on the flame throwing box... I have been tased myself and I am fully aware of the feelings that it invokes and the damage it can incite. Tasers are great in these kind of situations now.
In this story, a taser should have been used on the man pulled from the bay.
Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
Courage and perserverance have a magical talisman; before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into the air.
Pick your company wisely! Hang around people who are going to help you become all God created you to be.
Well that is silly to put an cruise ship on the story. Hornblower is a dining yacht, you can't sleep on it. I have been on these ships if a dinner cruise, a mother's day brunch, and a wedding. I don't know the answer to this: If the man is wet what will the taser do? Could it be a danger? Maybe that is why the officer had to use his gun. From the story the shooting seems justfied the man was a bodybuilder and was beating the officer with a stun gun. I wonder if one of his fellow passengers slipped something into his drink.
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