This video, 11th overall and the 7th of 7 filmed in a series for 2017, was produced by LEO Round Table. It is basically a Shoot/Don’t Shoot tutorial for civilians. Given today’s politically charged climate for law enforcement officers, we wanted to take a proactive approach in helping to solve the problem…education.

With videos popping up on social media and news outlets (i.e. Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Falcon Heights, Minnesota) involving police shootings, it’s all too easy to rush to judgement and form an opinion with limited or incomplete information. Then, there will always be individuals who will take matters into their own hands such as what happened with the sniper who killed 5 Dallas police officers and the ambush killing of 3 officers in Baton Rouge.

Even if you possess all of the facts, it can be daunting for the civilian to understand the law enforcement officer’s Use of Force Continuum, Matrix or Rules of Engagement. We seek to address these concerns in the series of videos.

This particular scenario is based off a real life event that occurred in Bradenton, Florida. Police Lieutenant William Weldon answered a burglary-in-progress call at a jewelry store and drew down on suspect burglar Isaac Hernandez Dubon. After holstering his weapon the lieutenant fought with the suspect who was violently attempting to gouge out his eyes and grab his gun. Instead of shooting the suspect, the lieutenant struck him in the head with his pistol. Here’s a link to our original coverage on this event:

Our actors are Reggie Williams as the bad guy and panelist David D’Agresta as the police officer.

Thank you to our sponsors and all of the volunteers who made this project a success:

Producers: Chip DeBlock & Bret Bartlett
Video Production: Cadet Media
Technical Assistance: Jared Douds
Logistics: Rick Sementilli, Vince Leto, Jim Simonson & Mike George
Actors: David D’Agresta, Lisa Alsip, Luis Hernandez, Ward Meythaler & Reggie Williams
Extras: Robyn D’Agresta, Gavin Alsip, Patty DeBlock, Ward Meythaler & Ashley Veit
Sponsors: Ex Umbra Defense Solutions, LLC; Papa John’s Pizza #4163 in Tamps, FL; Tampa FOP Lodge #27