LEO Near Miss: Searched suspect gives officer big switchblade knife

When taking custody of a prisoner from another officer or facility, immediately conduct a thorough search of the prisoner

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.

Event summary

I was coming onto shift and was told to transport a person with a warrant to the local county jail.

I was getting all of the paperwork together when the arrestee began yelling at me. He was only yelling to get my attention.

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