Ancient AH Pilot, Retired CWO W4.
- Dec 31, 2017
Yeah.............neighborhood watch programs, sigh.Good info also neighborhood watch programs are too.
Lol that's a great lady.Yeah.............neighborhood watch programs, sigh.
We had one here many years ago. The only thing the Deputy would tell us is to go out and refit our homes with more secure windows and doors etc.
One little old lady (about 80 I would guess) sitting in the back with cane in hand very quietly listening and observing. You could tell she was getting a little irritated and had had enough. She raised her cane and started banging it on the back of the metal folding chair in front of her and asked about home protection. Of course true to form the Deputy immediately discounted that idea and suggest that she call 911 and hunker down. She laughed and said, "young man I have a .38 caliber pistol and I know how to use it, I'll be darned if I will sit silently and allow someone to break into my home."
That pretty much ended the meeting.
That's what I tell my family and we are only about 15 blocks from the city PD, 12 blocks from the Sheriff's office, and 10 blocks from the FD.I stopped and talked to a State Trooper and Sheriffs deputy and asked about response times. They told me that due to the remote location of our new place to handle the situation (if possible) then call 911 because it would be over long before they could get there.
We are almost 60 milesfrom the sheriffs dept, there is no city pd and the Troopers (I think, have never seen their offices) come from the next county 90 miles away.That's what I tell my family and we are only about 15 blocks from the city PD, 12 blocks from the Sheriff's office, and 10 blocks from the FD.
No city PD the sheriffs dpt is about 60 miles away and the State Police don't have an office in this county. They come from 90 miles out. I'm only 4 miles from the local volunteer FD/helo pad though.That's what I tell my family and we are only about 15 blocks from the city PD, 12 blocks from the Sheriff's office, and 10 blocks from the FD.
Did that but at my house, it won't make much of a difference. The house was built in 1950 and it's not going to take much to force entry.Likely you all know this already but in case some don't, go get yourself some 3 1/2 to 4" long deck screws, not drywall screws. then go around to all your exterior doors and replace the screws that hold in your doors strike plate along with at least one or more of the screws on your hinges that go into the wall and depending on the type of door you have the screws that fasten the hinge to the door also. Simple, quick, low cost and effective. If you look around on Youtube there is a video of a PD and FD showing busting in a door with the standard installation screws and then doing it after the screws are replaced with the longer ones and they can't just bust it in like with the factory provided ones.
I am not worried about the police taking too long to get to my place. For one, it will always be "too long" if you are depending on them to be your primary line of defense. I am just as worried about them getting there too soon. i.e., when a situation is still actively unfolding. In those cases, the police come in not knowing what is going on, who is the good guy, who is the bad guy, etc. I feel sorry for them having to respond into a situation like that. However, due to the confusing nature of such an encounter, there is a greater than zero chance that the police will misidentify the bad guy. They might see me there, with a gun, and reflexively shoot me. Even though I am the homeowner and I'm just trying to defend my family.I stopped and talked to a State Trouper and Sheriffs deputy and asked about response times. They told me that due to the remote location of our new place to handle the situation (if possible) then call 911 because it would be over long before they could get there.
I have two, a male and a female. Duchess is currently in residence with my son here in Alabama, and Kong is at the Retreat (BOL) playing with the coyotes and wolves. Duchess is a bit larger than average, she goes about 120-125. Has around $3,000 worth of guard & k-9 training behind her. The only way to stop her if she comes after you is cripple or kill her. They are not cheap...the pups cost me $5,000...but they are worth their weight in gold. Duchess has already accounted for half a dozen wannabe crooks, and all required many stitches. Seems they never learn to just LAY STILL when the dog has a hold on them...struggle and the dog keeps biting, lay still, and she'll just hold you in position. For a large dog, Tibetan Mastiffs are incredibly fast, and strong. Two adult males can take down a full grown male lion and kill it...these are NOT "ankle biters!!"They are a beautiful breed! I just wish they had longer lives. In 10 to 12 years you are just not prepared for your partners life to end.