According to Law Enforcement Targets’ flacks,
I found while speaking with officers and trainers in the law enforcement community that there is a hesitation on the part of cops when deadly force is required on subjects with atypical age, frailty or condition (one officer explaining that he enlarged photos of his own kids to use as targets so that he would not be caught off guard with such a drastically new experience while on duty). This hesitation time may be only seconds but that is not acceptable when officers are losing their lives in these same situations.…If that initial hesitation time can be cut down due to range experience, the officer and community are better served.
Here’s one of the targets he’s talking about:
I guess there might be a situation in which the cop in the nursery facing the armed pregnant woman could be in the right. I can conceive of a scenario in which by taking the life of the woman and her baby might better “serve the community” than by holstering his gun and backing away. Such a scenario is highly unlikely, and hardly worth spending 99¢ to buy a target to prepare for.
(Image via Infowars.)
More likely, the cop facing the pregnant woman with the gun in her house has screwed up to get himself into that situation. “No more hesitation,” say the cops, but unless you think a cop’s life worth more than that of a human being protecting her family and her property, hesitation is appropriate.
Good riddance to the cop who wants to learn not to hesitate, and especially to the badged psychopath who “enlarged photos of his own kids to use as targets.” May a hostile older man get you before you screw your children up too badly.