HF and I have always joked about the various cop stunts as seen on tv. Everyday when he gets home from work I ask him if he jumped off a building top onto another, or if he got to hang from a helicopter and jump onto a speeding boat. I try to come up with new scenarios each day like, breaking through a glass window while rolling, then ending up on one knee ready to fire. Each day it's the same disappointing, "No." But the other day, he came home with a hole in the knees on his pants and his knees were scraped up. He did one of the classic "slides".
A few days ago there was a county wide, multi-agency, active gunman training. HF got to go during FTO because his FTO had to go. It was kind of a nice little loop hole that he was able to do this. Anyway, HF was being shot at with an assault rifle using sim rounds as he was running down a hallway. To keep from getting hit, he dropped down to his knees and slid sideways while he was shooting back at the shooter (neither of them hit each other). It was like something you would see on Die Hard or other fantasy cop movie with heavy metal music.
So here's his first uniform hole:
And here's one of his knees a few days after the fact:
Ouch! So I asked him if doing a super awesome cop move like that was worth it. He was really sore the next day.
This intro to TJ Hooker perfectly demonstrates many of the "awesome" moves I'm talking about.
And here's an extra nugget for you to enjoy. My favorite part is at the very end when Hooker says, "Resist arrest! RESIST ARREST! Please!"
So tell me cops, all in a day's work? Seriously, how many of you have done something like this?