” Video caught a Fort Gibson police officer making a traffic stop, get stabbed by a woman walking by with a pair of scissors.
Officers like Brent Maddocks say there’s no such thing as a routine traffic stop. Tuesday night, Maddocks stopped an SUV to check for an expired tag. He was going through the normal checks of the Jeep when the driver yelled at the officer.
” At first it just felt like somebody hit me,” Maddocks said.
It turned out to be woman on a smoke break outside a nearby warehouse. The woman came up behind Maddocks with scissors, and he was forced to pull out his gun.”
The officer , showing remarkable restraint , courage and concern for the family in the stopped vehicle instead opted to deploy his Taser and subdued the crazed woman without resort to deadly force .
Bravo Officer Maddocks you are to be commended for your refusal to escalate the violence even though that goes against the grain of your fellow boys in blue as WJR points out:
” Many see his quick-thinking, which helped save his and other lives, as a positive conclusion to the incident – especially as accusations of excessive force by police officers seem to appear on a daily basis.
Still, the conversation among officers themselves is largely divided.
PoliceOne.com, which allows law enforcement professionals to opine on relevant issues, displayed dozens of comments – many of which chastised Maddocks for using less-than-lethal force.
“ Let’s hope some idiot wearing brass does not commend him for this and leads the public into believing this was hoe [sic] we handle such incidents,” one commenter wrote.
“ Not second guessing,” another stated, “but wish he had shot her. How long before she’s out of jail looking for her next opportunity to hurt or kill a cop.” “
Statements like these just prove to the citizenry that the cops are to be feared , not respected . The culture of militancy being bred into our law enforcement personnel is going to turn out very badly for very many people .
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