Normally, I would not respond to letters that were posted in The Spokesman-Review, but after reading a Dec. 14 comment called “Lethal threat comes first,” I decided that something needed to be said.
How can the writer possibly think that it would be a good policy for a police officer to confront a criminal, wait until the criminal takes a gun out and then sit there as the criminal takes target practice? Is the police officer just supposed to hope that the criminal is a bad shot? How can she possibly think that this is a good policy?
Instead of her policy, I have one of my own. However, my policy is directed toward the criminals and not the police officers. When a police officer gives you instructions, listen to them word for word. Do not attack the police officer or try to take the police officer’s gun. In other words, do not give the police officer a reason to use deadly force.
Furthermore, regarding her “man up” comment: Go put a uniform on and try performing their job for one day. Also, do us all a favor, if a criminal pulls a gun out, try her policy.