The Edged Weapons topic covers news, tips, tactics and equipment officers need to defend against blade attacks. Whether it’s a butcher knife, a machete, an axe, or a pocket knife, police officers face the threat of an edged weapon attack exponentially more often than a firearm.
Surveillance video was released of the October 14 incident in which an intruder entered a woman’s driveway, erratically waving around gardening shears he stole from her property and allegedly threatened to chop off a police dog’s head with them before he was subdued with a TASER.
Portland police were forced to repeatedly use a TASER on a man known to suffer from mental illness after he was caught shoplifting and grabbing knives from a display rack at a Whole Foods grocery store on Friday.
Upon viewing the video of the incident in which Daytona Beach police officers were forced to shoot Jermaine Green while he held a woman hostage at knifepoint, 5 training challenges came to mind - Full Story