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BSA70
05-18-2011, 07:23
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArDRg5SkuT0&feature=player_embedded

cowboywannabe
05-18-2011, 07:51
he is a bad-ass mof fo fo sho.....and another piece of crap tossed in the dump thanks to him.

RocPO
05-18-2011, 08:00
Awesome job

Joshhtn
05-18-2011, 08:10
Wow!!!:faint:

Hard core!!

msu_grad_121
05-18-2011, 10:04
Holy ****! That dude is wicked awesome! Way to stay in the fight and get the job done!

x_out86
05-18-2011, 11:09
This officer HAS the warrior mindset. He is a perfect example of exactly how we should all handle ourselves in a fight. Do whatever it takes to win and fight back as hard as you can.

GRT45
05-18-2011, 11:10
May God bless and sustain Officer Reston. Given the precarious location of that exit wound on his neck, thank goodness the round was FMJ. That is one tough hombre.

JimBianchi
05-18-2011, 12:00
Wow, just Wow.

True hero.

RetailNinja
05-18-2011, 12:10
amazing

Vigilant
05-18-2011, 12:39
My favorite part was the three rounds to the head at close quarters. Actually, that concept could take care of a lot of our problems.

Peace Frog
05-18-2011, 13:10
My favorite part was the three rounds to the head at close quarters. Actually, that concept could take care of a lot of our problems.

I liked that too!
No matter what never give up!Glad he was able to keep his cool and take out the trash!

Oh yeah...that is one bad ass officer!

Vigilant
05-18-2011, 13:14
I liked that too!
No matter what never give up!Glad he was able to keep his cool and take out the trash!

Oh yeah...that is one bad ass officer!

Yes, quite. Obviously, the term 'political correctness' is not part of his reportoire. :thumbsup:

rookie1
05-18-2011, 13:23
3 shots to the head, nice work.

Pepper45
05-18-2011, 14:28
God bless Officer Reston.

He's got the right mindset, and correctly identified that as what kept him alive an in the fight.

jamesbern
05-18-2011, 14:35
Can't wait to check this out when I get home.

IndyGunFreak
05-18-2011, 14:36
This officer HAS the warrior mindset. He is a perfect example of exactly how we should all handle ourselves in a fight. Do whatever it takes to win and fight back as hard as you can.

:agree:

REA9mm
05-18-2011, 15:00
It's always interesting to hear these stories of a real-life gun battle. Especially the part about how he could only tell he was hitting b/c the BG was wincing a little. One of those hits must've gotten something critical to drop him tho.

The three to the head to end it for certain was pretty great. I bet officer Reston didn't even get any brains on him. Didn't sound like the BG had much to begin with.

janice6
05-18-2011, 15:15
That was most impressive......

NEVER GIVE UP!

Two_Clicks
05-18-2011, 15:23
incredible story

Fireplug
05-18-2011, 17:24
Wow!!!

siblueg
05-18-2011, 17:24
Well done

righteoushoot
05-18-2011, 18:37
Thanks for sharing, that was a powerful story and an important lesson to us all.

It really hits home hearing it from his mouth, rather than a written interview.

18 and trying to snuff out a cop for some clothes. Unbelievable.

USAFE7
05-18-2011, 18:45
Outstanding job!!!!! He is what LE is all about.

Panzergrenadier1979
05-18-2011, 19:53
I'm sure the bad guy was trying to turn his life around. :supergrin:

KiloBravo
05-18-2011, 20:00
I saw that story and interview on tv before. That officer is an absolute warrior. I really liked the part that involved three contact shots to that scumbags head.

ICARRY2
05-18-2011, 20:09
Very glad to see the leo is okay.

Also, glad to see the bad guy is dead.

They should play videos of cops killing bad guys in jail 24/7.

Newcop761
05-18-2011, 20:18
Strong work!

Hope Officer Reston continues his recovery.

Kegs
05-18-2011, 20:41
this officer is awesome

Agreed.

SergeantC
05-18-2011, 20:51
18 and trying to snuff out a cop for some clothes. Unbelievable.

I agree. Not only did the officer do a hell of a job staying in the fight and staying alive, but he also saved the state of FL a fortune through not having to keep incarcerating this POS, etc.

captdreifus
05-18-2011, 23:47
Hats off to you, officer!!

MeefZah
05-19-2011, 00:14
Good work.

Ajon412
05-19-2011, 03:23
This officer HAS the warrior mindset. He is a perfect example of exactly how we should all handle ourselves in a fight. Do whatever it takes to win and fight back as hard as you can.

You can just tell he has that positive attitude, that "I'm surviving this no matter what" and a "play to win" mentality......Kudos to him....One less POS BG roaming the earth.....

steveksux
05-19-2011, 04:23
I'm sure the bad guy was trying to turn his life around. :supergrin:And the officer helped turn him around, in a fine example of community policing! :thumbsup:Right before putting another couple of rounds in his head. That's why they say "To protect and serve!"



Hope any of us in a similar situation have half the heart that guy has, just amazing.

Randy

Napalm561
05-19-2011, 06:30
And the officer helped turn him around, in a fine example of community policing! :thumbsup:Right before putting another couple of rounds in his head. That's why they say "To protect and serve!"



Hope any of us in a similar situation have half the heart that guy has, just amazing.

Randy

I agree. "Protect and Serve".
Protecting the public while Serving some hot lead.
A hell of an Officer and an inspiration. God definitely has a purpose for this warrior.

IndyGunFreak
05-19-2011, 13:02
You know something I just thought about.., I'm wondering how many "community members" were calling this "murder" because of how he ended the fight?

IGF

Mas Ayoob
05-19-2011, 21:57
The original poster nailed it: Detective Reston is indeed an awesome cop.

Anyone who can spare 18 more minutes on the topic is invited to listen to his interview on the ProArms Podcast, in which he gives more details of this incident. It can be found at http://proarmspodcast.com/2010/03/14/047-ed-brown-and-jared-reston/.

Jared's interview begins at about 33:00 minutes in. It is introduced and concluded by show host Steve Denney, a retired police supervisor and SWAT cop. At the end, you'll hear Steve mention how well Jared did at his first IDPA match, some time after the shooting. I'll second that: Jared is an excellent shot.

Two points not on the podcast or the interview linked by the poster. One is that having a TLR-1 light attached to his Glock 22 created a "standoff effect" that undoubtedly kept his autoloader from going out of battery and jamming during the three final, rapid shots at press-contact distance. This may be useful for officers on Cop Talk who are still having difficulty getting approval for light-mounted pistols on patrol. Another is that Jared has since survived another fatal OIS, also ruled justifiable.

Any instructors here are welcome to use his comments on the ProArms Podcast interview for training purposes.

MeefZah
05-19-2011, 22:40
That's awesome, thanks Mas.

S.O.Interceptor
05-20-2011, 06:36
Great job, sir!

And people wonder why we react negatively when they "just" disobey verbal commands, or "just" pull away from us, or "just" place/keep their hands in their pockets after being ordered to remove them. I'll be posting this video a lot in the near future as a response to alleged "brutality" when these whiners complain about an officer going hands on when they didn't feel it was justified.

John43
05-20-2011, 07:40
Great job officer! We hope you recover completely and glad you had body armor.