While [Lapeer County Sheriff's Sgt. Don] Brady knocked on the door, [partner deputy Jeremy Howe] looked inside the trailer window and saw the man cutting himself with a knife. Howe kicked in the front door and the man was standing about five feet from them with a 12-inch butcher knife. Numerous other knives were scattered about the living room floor.His suicide note said he was going to kill himself because he had broken up with his girlfriend. At least he wasn't trying to kill her first.
Howe had his sidearm drawn for officer safety and Brady drew his TASER device. Police advised the man to drop the knife, but instead of complying, he raised the knife and was dropped to floor by the TASER X26.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
TASER Device Used to End Michigan Suicide Attempt: Financial News - Yahoo! Finance They love to hate the TASER.
Posted by Zendo Deb at 2/20/2008 07:50:00 AM