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  • What has been your most challenging/dangerous call?

    Another thread asks ‘What has been your funniest call.’ What about your most challenging/dangerous call?

    Shortly after we were cut back from two men per shift to one I got a call to go to a room for a problem. I arrived & found a woman alone in the room with her young son. She had gotten him drunk so that he had almost passed out. She then tried to strangle him. She changed her mind & called for help. I called for an ambulance & began providing first aid. The woman went into the bathroom & cut her wrists. It was the longest wait I’ve ever had for “backup”.
    I enforce rules and regulations, not laws.
    Security Officers. The 1st First Responders.

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    I've had a few knives pulled on me. No biggie.

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    • #3
      In my current job, only one. Call about an open door at the garage on the side of the federal courthouse. A deputy US Marshal helped me search it, me with my pistola, him with his M4. Why was this dangerous? He was an admin type, and kept covering me with his barrel...

      In my former career in LE, plenty, but I think I've posted most of that stuff before.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by wilrobnson
        In my current job, only one. Call about an open door at the garage on the side of the federal courthouse. A deputy US Marshal helped me search it, me with my pistola, him with his M4. Why was this dangerous? He was an admin type, and kept covering me with his barrel...

        In my former career in LE, plenty, but I think I've posted most of that stuff before.
        *shudder*

        At least you didn't encounter anything. If it was set to burst, who knows who all would of got a round or two.
        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

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        • #5
          Spotting a banned person sitting in his car at the mall, when me and my back up made contact he pulled out a .357 Smith and aimed it at me. When he pointed it at me my partner busted out the other window and went in and faught him.

          We got him out of the car and hooked him then waited 40 minutes for the Sheriff to send us a car.

          Eventhough our dispatch called theirs and said man with a gun threatening security they told them it was low priority..
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          The FUTURE is MSP...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by darrell
            Spotting a banned person sitting in his car at the mall, when me and my back up made contact he pulled out a .357 Smith and aimed it at me. When he pointed it at me my partner busted out the other window and went in and faught him.

            We got him out of the car and hooked him then waited 40 minutes for the Sheriff to send us a car.

            Eventhough our dispatch called theirs and said man with a gun threatening security they told them it was low priority..
            Of course. He was in custody.
            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

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            • #7
              Thankfully, my life has never been threatened and I'd like to keep it that way. I have the advantage because all I need to do is keep the bad guys out and that's easy to do with our limited access controls.

              I know that many s/o's on this forum don't have that luxury, and must confront individuals who may be violent. All I can say is treat each call as if it could be your last.

              Stay safe.
              Security: Freedom from fear; danger; safe; a feeling of well-being. (Webster's)

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              • #8
                Besides my LE days, one incident stands out in my security career. We recv'd a call about a room fire on the 3rd floor of a bldg. me and two other officers arrive, make sure the area is clear and the FD is enroute. We place our selves outside the door with a fire line ( mgmt of course decided on a "wait and burn unless the fire gets too close" plan). While we're waiting a contract officer arrives on scene, asks why we aren't doing anything and whips open the door to the area. What was smoldering curtains is now a beautiful flashover. We ran like past the arriving FD like a bunch of girlscouts. Coughed smoke for a week, laughed about our singed eyebrows and semi-melted shirts. Never saw that officer again, as the Mgmt. told his company that night to move him.
                Old age and treachery will defeat youth and enthusiasm every time-

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                • #9
                  The most painfull one was once again at the mall.

                  It was dark out on a Fall night.... I had a newbie with me doing my FTO rotation.

                  I see headlights in the far far back of the property behind a Schnieder Trailer. We black out, pull up and I call it out that I'm out with a suspicous vehicle with windows steamed up.

                  Me and the rook walk up and stand at the rear of the vehicle then Imade my approach.

                  I turn on my flashlight then tapped on the window. I then heard a loud scream and OMG OMG OMG I'M SOOOOOOO SORRY. I look in and this girl comes up with a mouth full of blood. Apparently she was in the process of giving him a blow job and I scared them and she clamped her teeth shut and bit the tip of "IT" completely off.

                  FD arrived and transported. I bet this is the last time he goes "DATING" with this chick ever again.

                  I was in pain after seeing what happened that I felt sorry for the poor poor lad..
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                  • #10
                    0230 one morning and I exit the back of the hospital through a receiving dock/refuse area and basically walk right into a male with a sawed off shotgun (we have no spray, asp or any other weapon - suppose I could have thrown my key set at him ) and wearing a mask standing next to a BFI bin.

                    Luckily, I think I scared him more then he scared me and he took off on foot after dropping the boomstick in one of our parking lots. I backed off and called for assistance and waited for my balls to drop back to their normal position!

                    As it turns out, on the other side of the retaining wall was a stolen vehicle he had used to rob a gas station a few minutes earlier. We called in the Police who used a K9 to track the suspect who had hidden in a boat a few streets over from our facility. The Police feel that he was attempting to either dispose of the weapon or steal another vehicle.

                    Hopefully, that will be the "best" thing I ever encounter....I could (my heart) could do without any more.
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                    Keep an open mind, but not so open that your brain falls out! - Unknown

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                    • #11
                      I've never had any really dangerous calls. My site has good access control, I've chase a few car theives out of our parking lots, and last week we had a call for a suspicious person who was reported to have a rifle (nobody was found). Of course anytime we are helping to control traffic at chemical spills there is an element of danger but I've never felt personally at risk.

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                      • #12
                        Just over a year ago I was working day shift. We received a call of a man walking in the main hallway of the hospital carrying a rifle. While Colorado is an open carry state, you may not openly carry a firearm into any building clearly marked at the entries prohibiting the open carry of firearms (which ours did).

                        Several officers responded to this call. As I came out of a side corridor I saw the guy five feet to my right. He didn't have a rifle, it was a double barrelled shotgun hanging from a chest strap. As I stepped out into the main hall he looked up at me. Without missing a beat I asked to speak with him as I stepped close to him. When I got close I slipped my thumb behind the two hammers and wrapped the rest of my hand around the trigger guard. I figured to fight if he tried to pull those hammers into cocked position.

                        A moment later several other others arrived and we pulled him into the side corridor I came out of, with me never letting go of my hold on the shotgun. We took the shotgun away and while my partners escorted him to our offices I broke it open to find it loaded with two 00 buckshot shells.

                        At that point my hands started shaking just a bit as I wondered for a fleeting moment how my level II vest would have handled a double barrelled blast at five feet or less. We had the PD respond and he was arrested. He was well known in the community by the PD for carrying that shotgun all of the time, and as being a "bit off".

                        Last month the case finally went to court and he was convicted of a misdemeanor for unlawful conduct in a public place. At least he won't see that shotgun again, it was marked for destruction.
                        "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." -Aristotle

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                        • #13
                          danger at home

                          I've encountered the usual crap at work - drunks, druggies, domestics in public, couple of knives and broken bottles - but the most dangerous thing I've ever had to face was when I was an LPO, and it wasn't at work.

                          I lived in the 'hood where most of my 'clients' lived. They knew me, I knew them. Needless to say they didn't like me much, and they let me know by:

                          - breaking out all the bottom floor windows in my house three times
                          - breaking into my truck twice
                          - killing my cat
                          - following me, 4 strong and armed with axes and hammers, into the woods (I was walking my dog)
                          - shooting at me with a .22cal through my living room window while I was standing it it!
                          - endless stares, shouts

                          I never backed down to any of it. I barely called the police, handling things myself (it's all about the 'macho', the 'alpha male', isn't it?), never once did I break the law.

                          Never once, ever, did any of those people ever come to my face and have their say. Never have, probably never will.

                          I was better than those lazy, gutless thieves and worthless cowards. Always was, always will be.

                          Eventually they all realized I wouldn't be intimidated and screwed off. And I continued to defeat them.

                          11.5 years. It's been a blast.
                          I wonder when the hell it's gonna end...

                          wjohnc
                          Rule #1: Go home at the end of the day in an upright position, with everything attached, and with peace of mind for having done the job well.
                          "I won't be wronged. I won't be insulted. I won't be laid a-hand on. I don't do these things to other people, and I require the same from them." - John Wayne (in his last movie 'The Shootist')

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                          • #14
                            Went to an alarm call one time at a large warehouse. Bad guys were still in there and as I approached the damaged overhead door I noticed a large bright yellow Cadillac Escalade at the top of the hill across the street with its high beam headlights on. I retreated to the car and noticed a guy standing by the Escalade with a rifle pointed at me. I retreated to the other side of the building and saw him driving away after gaining a more advantageous angle. Then again, the suspects got out through the door and escaped while I was making mine.
                            "We appreciate all the hard work you've done, the dedicated hours you have worked, and the lives you have saved. However, since this is your third time being late to work, we are terminating your employment here."

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                            • #15
                              It was Jan of 2001. I was working with 2 other officers. We got a STAT call to the psyc unit stating that a patient had kicked open one of the "Security" doors (that had a 1500lb magnet lock on it) and had eloped one officer responeded to the floor to stand by the broken door, one officer went out the west end (usual escape route) and walked down the front of the hospital. I went to the front lobby. We recieved information on our radios that he had his 3/4 ton 4x4 pickup in the parking garage. The officer out side and I headed to the garage. I radioed the other officer and told him to let the patinet go if he was in his truck, "we dont know what he has in it". Right after I said that the other officer said, I got him at the exit of the parking garage, and I started running. (I was only 40 feet from the garage). When I got there I saw my partner staning in FRONT of this 4x4 dodge with his hands in the air saying to the driver, You fogot some stuff, the doc whants to talk to you, Then the patinet gave my partner the middle finger and ran him over. I Had made it to the drivers door with my asp in hand (I was going to knock out the window and jump in or something) and there was not a thing I could do to stop him and he speed away.

                              I called OFFICER DOWN on the radio and that got PD , fire and ems. While we were waiting for a ambulance my partner kept asking me, Marke I am I going to die. and I kept telling him NO!!! NO!!!!. He hit his head on the bumper of the truck, and had both legs ran over by the front and rear drivers side tires. Mike (my partner) had spent 2 tours in Viet Nam as airborn ranger, and 20 years as a local pd officer and I thought I was watcing him DIE

                              needless to say the suspect was chased down and cought 100+ miles away (by our local pd) Mike got some sitches in his head and had ONE broken leg and is back to full duty

                              The the suspect was found not guilty by reason of being crazy which is total BULLLLLLLLLLLLL

                              Any way I have more but this is by far the worst.

                              BE SAFE
                              Last edited by Knight Watch; 05-31-2006, 01:14 PM.

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