KOTV news tells the story of a female deputy who put away her handgun and opted for the taser, when a man attacked her with knives.
When the man begs for her to shoot him, it was clear in her mind that this fella was initiated what is known as "Suicide By Cop".
It's one of the hardest things for a career peace officer to deal with. They are met with a crisis and split seconds to react. Self preservation set in and they do as they are trained to. Only in the aftermath investigation do they ever find out exactly what factors set up the lethal outcome. KOTV's Amy Slanchik provides this story. Please follow it on their media site.
This is Part 2 of a 2-part series of guest editorials on the option of convening the states to reform how Washington works.
This is Part 1 of a 2-part series of guest editorials on the option of convening the states to reform how Washington works.