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We Dig Deeper into How Police Officers are Trained
HUBER HEIGHTS -- Police officers put their lives on the line every day, and they're trained to take out anyone who might be a threat to them or the community.
"Our training is that when we shoot, we shoot to kill," said Randy Beane, Retired Dayton Police Lieutenant.
Beane has seen a lot in his career, and he knows firsthand how dangerous a police officer's job can be.
He was on the scene the day Dayton Police Officer Steve Whalen was shot and killed.
Beane was also shot and wounded.
"Frequently I think about that day, that situation, that you ask yourself, could I have done anything different to prevent it," said Beane.
He also recalls when Dayton Police Officer Mary Beall was shot and paralyzed after she tried to diffuse the situation and lowered her gun.
The suspect shot her in the neck.
"There might be a situation where that works, but where there's one situation where that doesn't work, that's one too many," said Beane.
When a suspect has a gun and is being aggressive, officers are trained to shoot at center mass. It's the largest and easiest target, and will often incapacitate a suspect.
"If we could shoot a person in the leg or the arm, that doesn't incapacitate the person. They're going to be able to return fire, killing the citizen or the police officer," said Beane.
"Officers have got to look out for everyone that's involved. And you've got a store full of people and children, you gotta look after those people," said Odelle Howell.
That is exactly what Beane says he's done throughout his career and what officers continue to do.
"Only time we would shoot a person is to protect our lives or the lives of citizens," said Beane.
According to the Officer Down Memorial page, officers killed in the line of duty due to being shot is up 42 percent so far this year compared to last year.
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