We can learn a lot about self defense shooting from the police.  They carry guns for a living and each shooting is analyzed for legality and tactics by the courts and police trainers.

“Police officers may drive black and white cars, however what goes on in their job is a lot of gray.” – Arik Matson

The news media is always interested in stories where the police abuse their authority.  Each police use of force is scrutinized and many times the assumption is that the police officer should have been able to resolve the situation with reason. The world is filled with violent angry people. The cops don’t always win. We seldom hear the details of those stories.

The 10 Deadly Errors have been taught in police academies for at least 30 years.  For those of us who have never been a cop, it is an interesting look into their training and mindset.