Street survival: Practice the wounded officer draw so you can finish the fight!

If you ever need this skill, the pressure of the moment will be unfathomable, so practice this movement until you can perform it smoothly


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.

“Finish the fight!”

These are the words said to be heard by many officers, shouted by someone from on high, when they find themselves seriously injured, but still in a fight.

When I was writing “Street Survival II: Tactics for Deadly Encounters,” I was privileged to interview a number of officers who graciously told their stories of survival for the benefit of other officers yet to face similar challenges.

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