Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
October 9, 2003 by Scott Hunter
Albany-- Everyday police have to use their judgement to protect themselves and others. When they have to use deadly force, they must not only think quickly but responsibly.
Albany Police Sergeant Dave Noel uses a video to show his class the dangers they might face on the street. "The man in the video has a small .22 and he actually shoots this guy five times. He shoots the guy five times. The bad guy shoots this guy five times, and what we are seeing right now is that officer is dying."
Noel has been training officers for three years about how to use force properly.
He teaches officers how to consider all other options before firing a weapon. "We could use the PR 24, which is a very good impact weapon," says Noel.
Learning the rules of engagement is a vital to officers who take the oath to serve and protect. "We don't want to hurt anybody that not our job hurting anybody. If for some reason we have to hurt somebody we want to hurt them as little as possible."
The message Noel brings is personal. While working the streets he once had to use deadly force. "I hated that I have to take somebody's life it not something you just want to do."
"When you encounter someone where deadly force is need used against it the training that you go threw that in turn sets up for success their is not of time to think you have to react."
And he hopes that new and old officers will leave his classroom with greater respect for the danger on the street and new respect for life.
There have only been two police related shootings in Dougherty County this year.