Front Sight Mail Bag: Disparity of Force
May 22nd, 2010
Dear Dr. Piazza,
THAT Disparity of Force report was a good lesson. Very important.
I was confronted by a two man scenario like that once in a Wal-mart parking lot, of all places.
All I had to do to stop them was blade towards them at a 45 degree angle and put my hand in my pocket. (yes, I was armed) One of the punks ran immediately and the other required two voice commands, but he ran after the second one. I was a commissioned special deputy at the time, but I was off duty, carrying my little back up pistol.
Disparity of force is an important topic and you handled it well with this example. I wish they had explained it that well at the academy!