Street survival: 5 do’s and 5 don’ts for surviving an edged-weapon attack
Edged-weapon assaults are unpredictable, dynamic and deadly dangerous
This article is part of a series by Lt. Dan Marcou. Click here to access all of Dan's street survival lessons.
In recognition of the release of “Street Survival II: Tactics for Deadly Encounters,” I am writing a series of articles on street survival designed to turn the tables on the current generation of cop-killing criminals. In this series I will share the tactics I acquired during a career dedicated not only to ensuring my own personal survival but assisting other officers in their quest to survive as well.
FBI statistics show that 9,652 police officers were assaulted by knives and other cutting instruments from 2008 through 2017. Since these are weapons you will undoubtedly face during your career here are some edged weapon do’s and don’ts to ponder.
The Don’ts of Edged-Weapon Survival
1. Don’t believe a knife can easily be twisted or kicked out of a suspect’s hand without consequence.