http://www.policeone.com/edged-weapons/ ... hing-face/
Some of the comments are interesting.
Back when I was in the Academy they taught us to be mindful of the 21 foot rule. Later during some in-service training they told us to forget about the 21 foot rule and we did a great exercise which illustrated even the slower members of the group were able to run from a dead start further than 21 feet in the time it took the average officer in the group to draw and fire just 1 round.
We all know that one round rarely kills a suspect instantly and even if you get several shots off the momentum of the bad guy can still carry him far enough to drive a knife in you.
The point is there is no "safe" distance. In this case the bad guy was seated in a car about 22 feet away, fell down at least once while running at the officer and I'm sure the officer didn't just stand there and let it happen, and even still the officer got cut.
I say great job to Dombkowski for preventing a more serious injury to himself and great job to the other officers for their quick response to the attack on their brother. Get well soon Brother! That POS dirtbag SOB asked for what he got!
How would we handle such an attack?
Any views on the so called 21 foot rule?