UPDATE: PLEASE SEE COMMENTS FOR THIS POST. The description of the photos is inaccurate per Snopes.com and another officer who also received the email.
This email has been circulating in the cop community, and I thought it important enough to post. Please note: I am uploading the pictures but you must click on them to see them. THEY ARE GRAPHIC IMAGES. That's your warning. If you click and are sickened, not my fault.
I'm reposting the email as it arrived in our inbox. I don't think that I'd have worded it the same, but here it is:
The photos are of an officer trained in hand-to-hand combat.
The officer thought, due to his size and fighting skills, he could disarm a knife wielding aggressor.
Here is why I am forwarding these on.
To all the idiots out there who always say, "Why did the cops have to shoot him?
He only had a (insert your choice of weapons here, i.e. knife, bat, club. whatever).?
He didn't have to be shot.
To that, I respond, "tough crap ... shoot'em".
If an officer tells you to drop your weapon, just drop it.
If you're a retard, stupid, on crack, mental or just "scared" ... too bad.?
No one deserves what this cop got for just doing his job.?
If you've got a knife, then you should die ... period.
This is vivid proof of how deadly people who are "only" armed with a knife can be.
Some of the public think that officers should try to disarm someone armed with a knife but anyone who has had training in knife fighting will tell you - even if you win you are going to get cut. Keep this in the back of your mind when confronting someone armed with an edged weapon.