Lonnie Nelligan, Ancaster
It’s good we have public controversy and involvement regarding the use of Tasers versus firearms. The daily complex and sometimes deadly confrontations of a police officer’s job should finally come to light for all to see.
No two days are ever the same for police officers. Some are good, while others are tragic.
An officer’s job is to confront a situation then solve or neutralize it. Sometimes the unexpected rears its ugly head and within seconds, a physical confrontation erupts with or without a weapon. That may seem an easy task to resolve, but it’s never routine.
For those placing a lot of faith in pulling out a Taser first, I have two questions.
If you suddenly have a gun pointed at you, would you want a Taser or a firearm in your hand? Secondly, do you really want to die today because you pulled out the wrong weapon first?
As many would want us to believe, our officers are not gun-toting shoot ’em up cowboys. They, too, have families who want them home after work. .