Captain’s Journal – by Herschel Smith
HOLMES BEACH, Fla. – An 80-year-old Florida woman grabbed her gun and called 911 during a home invasion. While the burglars were breaking a window to her residence, the police dispatcher told her to “put the gun down.” Huh?
As N.J. Logan was upstairs resting from recent hip replacement surgery in her Holmes Beach, Fla. home, she heard a racket coming from the main level, according to MyFoxTampaBay:
I kept hearing a commotion, like there were people walking around down there. It is a little frightening. You know that you don’t have the security that you thought you had.
Logan was all alone — her husband was playing bridge at a friend’s house. That’s when she took matters into her own hands. She grabbed her gun and dialed the police emergency number as she headed downstairs.
“Once I realized it wasn’t my husband, you have no idea how fast you can go,” she said.
That’s when the dispatcher gave her the bum advice.
“When I called 911 she kept saying put the gun down, put the gun down, and I said I’ll put the gun down when I see the police,” Logan told the station.
Now contrast this silly counsel with my advice. During a home invasion, get your gun. For me it’s easy since it is always with me. Shoot intruders dead without delay. Ignore silly advice to put your gun down from immoral government workers who do not have your best interest at heart.
For the poor lady who suffered the home invasion, consider yourself properly counseled. For the 911 operator, consider yourself corrected.
5 thoughts on “911 Operator Tells Home Invasion Victim To ‘Put Gun Down’”
the 911 operator should be fired!!!!!
She should have told that “dispatcher” to piss off and opened fire on the intruder.
That’s what I would have done. 😉
She HAD a GUN.
Why the hell did she call 911???
good point #1.