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.
The Chief’s announcement may still lead to the officer’s firing in the shooting death of a Seattle woodcarver who was holding a knife. The video was captured on dash cam, although the shooting itself can’t be seen. Video: Officer in court