I am just looking to see the differing opinions of those that have been in this job longer than I have. Not trying to offend, just hear different perspectives.
Thanks for the input.
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11-08-2013, 12:43 AM #1
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Police taze father trying to save 3 year old son from house fire
11-08-2013, 09:31 AM #2
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Normally do not second guess police, their job is hard enough, unless it is known that they messed up.
Do not have the full details/ timeline
So they let him go back in and he dies, police still make the news
Kind of like second guessing firefighters
What if the firefighters were there prior to the police, and dad wanted to go in?????
11-08-2013, 09:11 PM #3
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11-08-2013, 09:41 PM #4
The cops likely didn't just taze the man it probably escalated to that point. Which is also a bummer because this guy laying on the ground doing the funky chicken has some very valuable information concerning layout and likely location of the child that you aren't going to get now. Lets not forget we all know how newspapers always get the entire story, all the facts and never are biased. I don't believe we have enough information to even start to second guess the decisions which were made in a incredibly tough incident.
11-14-2013, 01:58 PM #5
This was a lose/lose situation for that cop and personally I feel for him and his department.
As usual, I'm sure there is stuff we don't know. If the parents ran out and called 911 on the way out and the page was sent out immediately it was 0058. This does not look to be a large structure so if the step father immediately went to the front door and kicked it in the cop had to be right there or a very short distance away to be able to park, exit the vehicle, approach the structure and engage the man before he could re enter the structure.
When the cop arrived one life was (probably) already lost. If he lets the step father go in there would most likely be two fatalities and the cop would be blamed for the second one because he didn't stop the step father. The family would be wanting to sue regardless of the decision he made.
Just simply a bad deal all the way around.
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