Monitor your habits

A good friend of mind recently responded to a call involving an emotionally disturbed person who was hoping to commit "suicide by cop." When the officer arrived on the scene of the disturbance, the suspect kept his hands in his pockets (it was later discovered he was holding a pen), screaming "Shoot me officer shoot me!" As the situation escalated, the officer used his TASER for the first time in a picture-perfect deployment: no one was hurt and the suspect was transported to a mental hospital.

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