WARNING – GRAPHIC – Knife attacks

This article is written as an addendum to “Police Shootings – media narrative vs. reality 2015 examined and what is to be done?” to illustrate how quickly and deadly a Knife attack can be against an officer. It contains GRAPHIC content.

This video illustrates the “21 foot rule” that is commonly accepted among Police trainers as a safe distance to withdraw a firearm from a holster and fire two shots from a ready position. These Officers were not coached or prepared in any way for the demonstration other than normal training. In all the years since it has been produced little has changed in the physical aspects of the 21 foot rule except officers have been required to carry more gear making it more difficult to move or defend themselves.


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Some Photos of the damage that is done with knives



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