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April 20, 2005 8:44 AM   Subscribe

Cop shoots from patrol car. Beautiful and fascinating photos taken by an on-duty police officer in southwest Atlanta. Thumbnails are cropped, click to see full photo. (via things)
posted by cali (23 comments total)

 
Beautiful, cali, and a great link to share, but I was a little worried when clicking by the word "shoot." I'm glad to have seen that you were talking about shooting photographs.
posted by mmahaffie at 8:48 AM on April 20, 2005


enforcing this law in SW Atlanta can't leave much time for taking photographs.
posted by three blind mice at 9:00 AM on April 20, 2005


AWESOME. I love pics like this. Southwest Atlanta has a lot of strange, lonely, burned-out looking places. I like this guy's visual sense.

Can anyone here tell us what "O.C. certification" is?
posted by BoringPostcards at 9:00 AM on April 20, 2005


Can anyone here tell us what "O.C. certification" is?

Cops get sprayed with pepper spray (or "Oleoresin Capsicum") so they know what it does to someone in case they have to use it.

They also get zapped with tasers for the same reason.
posted by cmonkey at 9:03 AM on April 20, 2005


Thanks.
posted by greasy_skillet at 9:07 AM on April 20, 2005


Rounds on my person, not including back-up.

47 hollow points.
posted by dglynn at 9:07 AM on April 20, 2005


Really lovely and still, well composed. Also nice as a cops as human beings too reminder. Thanks.
posted by Divine_Wino at 9:09 AM on April 20, 2005


Cops get sprayed with pepper spray (or "Oleoresin Capsicum") so they know what it does to someone in case they have to use it.

They also get zapped with tasers for the same reason.


Really??? What if a cop with an undetected heart condition died/had a heart attack during this portion of their training? Wouldn't that be a legal nightmare for the police department?

/honestly just wondering
//nice post
posted by The Dryyyyy Cracker at 9:13 AM on April 20, 2005


I suspected it was something like that, cmonkey. Thanks for the info. (and *ouch*...)
posted by BoringPostcards at 9:13 AM on April 20, 2005


Wow. Great stuff. Hopefully his employer will be cool about it.. I hear this is how Jenna Jameson trains.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 9:16 AM on April 20, 2005


Dryyyy Cracker: my brother-in-law went through reserve officer training a few years ago and had to undergo this sort of thing, in addition to a lot of physical fitness testing; this seems to be pretty common in modern police departments; the stereotypical overweight, out of shape, cigar-chomping deputy is a thing of the past in most places. It is really no different than any other physically demanding job; think firefighter or pro athlete. I suspect a good physical and liability waiver are also part of the process.
posted by TedW at 9:21 AM on April 20, 2005


I love the handcuffs photo. Nice post.
posted by me3dia at 9:52 AM on April 20, 2005


Really good stuff.
posted by sklero at 10:02 AM on April 20, 2005


This one is awesome.

Thanks for the post!
posted by fletchmuy at 10:20 AM on April 20, 2005


I love the photos. Don't know how I feel about an on-duty cop shooting them.

Tasered cops.
posted by dobbs at 10:24 AM on April 20, 2005


I went through NBC training in the gas chamber, only with CS (tear) gas. I don't think I was ever more frightend by anything else I ever did.

Ok, maybe getting a UFIA by the doctor is worse, but still, it ranks up there.
posted by jsavimbi at 10:27 AM on April 20, 2005


Excellent, thanks cali!
posted by carter at 10:50 AM on April 20, 2005


Great link, cali, thx.

What if a cop with an undetected heart condition died/had a heart attack during this portion of their training? Wouldn't that be a legal nightmare for the police department?

During the hiring process there are thorough medical exams that have been known to catch mitral-valve abnormalities - conditions that were previously undetected. Some departments allow a police officer to "opt-out" of being sprayed with the OC- the officer just can not carry the OC.
posted by mlis at 10:55 AM on April 20, 2005


Superlative post.
posted by kjh at 10:57 AM on April 20, 2005


Thanks for the info, MLIS and TedW.
posted by The Dryyyyy Cracker at 11:18 AM on April 20, 2005


Great post, cali, thanks! (my favorites: 1, 2)
posted by taz at 12:05 PM on April 20, 2005


Love this. Thanks, Cali!
posted by cmyk at 2:15 PM on April 20, 2005


cali, you rule! V. Cool. Thanks!
posted by shoepal at 10:42 PM on April 20, 2005


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