Time Equals Lives

Feb. 26, 2018
There used to be a time where we couldn't quantify what a time delay in response equaled in potentially lost lives. No longer. Now we have two instances that allow us to quantify it.

The one thing we can all count on is change. It’s the only constant in life. Every day… something is going to change. We have no choice, if we’re going to live successful lives, but to adapt to the change and keep on. This is perhaps not as evident anywhere else as it is in how active shooters attack. As an Active Shooter Response Instructor with approaching 18 years of experience teaching such, I’ve done my share of studying historical active shooter attacks, doing my best to analyze tactics so that the most efficient response protocols possible can be developed and trained.

Now… let me step back a few years to share information needed for you to understand the opinion(s) I’ll share in this piece.

1966 Texas Tower attack occurs. Thanks to this and other events, SWAT teams are created starting (primarily) on the coasts of our nation and moving toward the “bread basket.” As a result of the development of SWAT teams, patrol officers are trained to respond to high risk situations by setting up a perimeter and feeding intel while SWAT responds, develops a plan and then executes. This is how we do business for 30+ years.

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The remainder of this article is part of the book "Active Killers and the Crimes They Perpetrated," available in print or ebook via Amazon.

About the Author

Lt. Frank Borelli (ret), Editorial Director | Editorial Director

Lt. Frank Borelli is the Editorial Director for the Officer Media Group. Frank brings 20+ years of writing and editing experience in addition to 40 years of law enforcement operations, administration and training experience to the team.

Frank has had numerous books published which are available on Amazon.com, BarnesAndNoble.com, and other major retail outlets.

If you have any comments or questions, you can contact him via email at [email protected].

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