Off-duty safety: 5 tips to protect yourself and your family
Your first mission is to ensure you are always aware of your surroundings – even when you are at your own house
By Ron LaPedis, C1 Contributor
In the video, Dick shares several clips showing how officers can either use their car as a weapon or can shoot through their windshield to stop a threat. He says that in a worst-case scenario, you don’t want to be a sitting duck while you are trying to release your seatbelt and get out of the car. If you can lower the window, that’s great; if not, a couple of shots will punch through, letting you target the baddie.
Dick also talks about how a downed officer can be used as bait to target backup responders and why situational awareness is especially important when you are responding to this type of event.