LEO Near Miss: Officer over confident during warrant arrest of known subject
Never assume that because you know a person, they will not be aggressive toward you
Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) Near Miss is a voluntary, non-disciplinary officer safety initiative that allows law enforcement personnel to read about and anonymously share stories of close calls or “near misses,” which provide lessons learned that can protect fellow officers in similar situations.
The following submission involves a scenario where the officer was over confident during the warrant arrest of a known subject.
I was on duty in my own rural (very rural) neighborhood when I saw a known subject, whom I have dealt with numerous times, who had an active warrant and suspended driver’s license.