Imagine being engaged in a violent physical confrontation and then all of a sudden, you find yourself looking down the barrel of your own firearm! And to make matters worse, an angry crowd is shouting for your assailant to shoot... Less than an hour later, Corporal Shipman was in the back of an ambulance. Certainly the worst was over, but Lance's recovery was just beginning. In part two of this three-part series, hear the Corporal reflect on the many lessons to be learned, both tactically and emotionally.
Imagine being engaged in a violent physical confrontation and then all of a sudden, you find yourself looking down the barrel of your own firearm! And to make matters worse, an angry crowd is shouting for your assailant to shoot... On January 22nd, 2008, Corporal Lance Shipman attempted to stop a vehicle as it exited a neighborhood known for high crime and drug activity. In the first part of this three-part series, hear Corporal Shipman explain how he ended up in this perilous situation.
In May 2007, Officer Joe Yzaguirre of the Henderson Police Department was wounded when he and several officers attempted to free a young woman being threatened by her husband. The firefight and aftermath make for a remarkable example of the intensity and emotion officers face in such critical incidents. This is a gripping story of officers confronting a suspect bent on murder... and what happens when things go suddenly wrong -- with an officer's foot stuck through a door and shots fired!
As a motor officer for the Scottsdale Police Department, Deanna Jensen was involved in a terrible accident while escorting the funeral of a fallen brother. Her remarkable story of survival and recovery is one that will keep you thinking for quite a while.
Officer Busby tells the story of being ambushed and wounded while responding to a call. What followed is a unique story of both physically and emotionally recovering from a unique set of life threatening circumstances.