Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Officer involved shooting

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Officer involved shooting

    I was involved in a shoting last evening. I haveto wait for the Grand Jury but I was justified. How have any of you that have been in this sitaution found to deal with it positively? I could use some help on not letting it tear me up inside and quit the buisness. Thanks.

  • #2
    Ok, first things first, if you haven't been told this before, shut up. I don't mean in any way for you to be offended, but you need to understand that at this point you don't want to be talking to anyone about the incident except your (not the company or anyone else's) lawyer. I cannot stress this enough. Do not say anything about the incident, no matter how trivial, unless it's to your lawyer or as required by law.

    Comment


    • #3
      Yes. You will play the scene over and over in your mind until the day you die. Immediately seek professional help - your agency should provide. Be prepared for many to "second guess" your actions. Don't shut your family out.

      After a period of time, try doing some public speaking. You will be contacted by organizations who want to hear your story.
      Retail Security Consultant / Expert Witness
      Co-Author - Effective Security Management 6th Edition

      Contributor to Retail Crime, Security and Loss Prevention: An Encyclopedic Reference

      Comment


      • #4
        Presuming this isn't a bogus post (I found nothing in several of the DFW papers this morning about a shooting and this is your first post, so we have to consider that possibility), I'd suggest you follow the advice to refrain from posting anything about the incident in a public forum or discussing it in ANY WAY with anyone else other than with legal counsel until the legality of the incident has been ruled on - and even after that if it was not found to be justified (meaning you face being charged in the incident).

        With respect to the mental/emotional aftermath, seek the services of your EAP if you have one, or contact a mental health professional on your own if you don't. Make sure (again, through legal counsel) that anything you say to a mental health counselor will have the protection of confidentiality.
        "Every betrayal begins with trust." - Brian Jacques

        "I can't predict the future, but I know that it'll be very weird." - Anonymous

        "There is nothing new under the sun." - Ecclesiastes 1:9

        "History, with all its volumes vast, hath but one page." - Lord Byron

        Comment


        • #5
          One on point I would agree " KEEP YOUR MOUTH CLOSED " speak to an attorney and let him do the talking, on the other hand if you know legally it was a good shooting and you have nothing to hide, nothing wrong with telling the gods honest truth. However, you must keep in mind you are now a potential target of a criminal prosecution..... You don't want to make any mistatements that can be used against you at this time. Seek out good legal counsel.

          Comment


          • #6
            SecTrainer, I believe if this post is in fact true, when asked to whom he talked or discussed the case, he will be torn to shreds by all sides. Deep down in my inner core I think this might be a tease. If however, this is true your advice and that of Security Consultant is on target.
            Enjoy the day,
            Bill

            Comment


            • #7
              Who'd you talk to?

              Um, let me remember...
              Bill Warnock, N. A. Corbier, David Marchetti... Some of their other names I can't remember...

              So, Bill, like Texas? State better be paying for our tickets and hotel stay.
              Some Kind of Commando Leader

              "Every time I see another crazy Florida post, I'm glad I don't work there." ~ Minneapolis Security on Florida Security Law

              Comment


              • #8
                Oh put me down! I aint been to texas in years! I'm sure my sis would appreciate me visiting lol

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by Bill Warnock
                  SecTrainer, I believe if this post is in fact true, when asked to whom he talked or discussed the case, he will be torn to shreds by all sides. Deep down in my inner core I think this might be a tease. If however, this is true your advice and that of Security Consultant is on target.
                  Enjoy the day,
                  Bill
                  Gotta agree with Bill. Advice where I work is to contact personal lawyer then seek emotional support from a professional at the first opportunity. Keep attorney informed of need for and the counseling itself.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by OfficerPugh
                    I was involved in a shoting last evening. I haveto wait for the Grand Jury but I was justified. How have any of you that have been in this sitaution found to deal with it positively? I could use some help on not letting it tear me up inside and quit the buisness. Thanks.
                    first and last words out of your mouth.... LAWYER..
                    The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing. Edmund Burke.

                    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes ?

                    www.patrol4u.com


                    sigpic

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/met....52c0f37c.html

                      if thats the shooting pugh is referring too... you better have a damn good lawyer esp if the gun was not drawen, what if the guy has a ccw ? then is he not allowed to carry the gun, according to the news article it was not brandished. good luck kid
                      Its not how we die that counts.....
                      Its not how we lived that counts....
                      all that matters is how we saved that one life that one time by being in the right place at the right time....

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by UtahProtectionForce
                        http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/met....52c0f37c.html

                        if thats the shooting pugh is referring too... you better have a damn good lawyer esp if the gun was not drawen, what if the guy has a ccw ? then is he not allowed to carry the gun, according to the news article it was not brandished. good luck kid

                        Let's stop it right here and now....

                        We don't know the complete set of circumstances so do NOT presume that what you read in the paper is accurate.

                        his shooting may very well have been justified, so none of this "you better have a damn good lawyer" crap. This guy is about to catch all kinds of hell from some members of his community, no need for him to get it from the security community either. He really should go speak to a mental health specialist or his religious leaders.
                        The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing. Edmund Burke.

                        Quis custodiet ipsos custodes ?

                        www.patrol4u.com


                        sigpic

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Especially since this is the State of Texas, and not Utah or California. Its amazing what people can "Get away with" in Texas when it comes to defending themselves and their property.
                          Some Kind of Commando Leader

                          "Every time I see another crazy Florida post, I'm glad I don't work there." ~ Minneapolis Security on Florida Security Law

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Bottom line... we don't know what happened. Thanks to the article (good find by the way), we have an idea. It is WAY to early to come to any conclusions. We are in no position to question him or his actions without knowing the facts. All we can do is offer our support through this incredibly tough time.
                            "To win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the highest skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the highest skill." Sun-Tzu

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by N. A. Corbier
                              Especially since this is the State of Texas, and not Utah or California. Its amazing what people can "Get away with" in Texas when it comes to defending themselves and their property.
                              true, i didnt mean to come off so snappy, im not aware of texas laws, but i do know that im my state in particular, that the security officer would be in a deep pile of crud, but perhapse texas is a little more liberal. i didnt mean to come off as beening snappy. i do ask forgiveness for that, but all in all what i was trying to say is hopefully he will have a good lawyer for "civil" claims, not criminal claims...
                              Its not how we die that counts.....
                              Its not how we lived that counts....
                              all that matters is how we saved that one life that one time by being in the right place at the right time....

                              Comment

                              Leaderboard

                              Collapse
                              Working...
                              X