While the LEO would receive an A+ grade for friendliness and amicability his tactics and fighting skills sucked.
Time and again LEOs take a suspect out of the vehicle with tragic outcomes like this. He had no idea that his attacker had served four years for assault of a police officer, various drug-related offenses, felonious assault and failure to register as a sex offender.
In a recent DEA shooting a deadly volley of bullets killed a DEA agent and critically wounded another agent and Task Force Officer. The shooter had a prior arrest for robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and cruelty to a child. A fugitive, he had a warrant out of Oakland, California for attempted murder of a police officer. He was armed with two .45 caliber pistols and in five seconds gunned down three agents who never got their blasters out of their holsters.
There is an urgent necessity for an immediate, thorough, and realistic re-examination of how we train. Maintaining the status quo is unconscionable.
We continue preparing for yesterday's fight instead of preparing for tomorrow's fight on as-of-yet unknown terrain against an undetermined foe.
Why do we continue to tie ourselves to the tail of its battered kite?
DEA AGENTS WEAR YOUR VEST