Story By: KSLA, Fred Childers…
A Bossier City police officer was faced with a very difficult decision on Thursday night, when 58-year-old Larry Allan Jerrils of Walker, Michigan was shot and killed. Bossier City Police say he had just robbed the Payless shoe store in the 2000 block of Airline just before 8 p.m. When officers arrived on the scene, they tried to stop him from fleeing.
Police say Jerrils was shot when he turned around and brandished a firearm at police.
Police officers go through specialized training to make sure when they pull that trigger they meet two criteria, a legal one, and a tactical one, according to retired Louisiana State Trooper and weapons instructor Doug Pierrelee.
Police officers and private citizens have to determine within a split second when it’s legal for them to shoot someone and when it’s safe for them and everyone around them.
Add distractions on top of that, and that calls for this type of tactical training, using a gun and simunition, which is basically lead free cartridges with less energy. Simunition is a training bullet that carries less of a charge in it and has no lead.
Pierrelee is now a weapons instructor for Sentinel Security and has taught officer survival training to police officers and troopers.
“Knowing when to shoot is just as important. If you shoot really accurately, but you screw up on who you shoot, you don’t get extra points for accuracy on the wrong target,” Pierrelee said.
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INTRODUCING SQUIRREL TEAM SIX
Ever wanted to train with SEAL Team Six, but couldn’t because you’re not a SEAL? No problem, come train with Sentinel and get “operator” ready on some paper hostage targets, a hand-me-down punching bag, and a purple gymnastics mat I borrowed from my sister…
Did we mention… Sentinel Security Group is now a member of the Bossier Chamber of Commerce… Yeah, we’re kind of a big deal.
Sentinel Security Group now offers concealed carry training certification classes every Wednesday from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. ($100.00 per student)
I don’t recall in any of my Law Enforcement use-of-force incidents thinking, “Man…if I only had some laser guided Tabasco sauce, I could end this thing now without risking contamination to myself or uninvolved citizens.” But with as many times as I’ve had to decontaminate myself after having incidental contact with pepper sprayed subjects I wonder why I didn’t envision a solution to the over spray problem. Well, for you forward thinkers who have dreamed about the usefulness of a device capable of delivering a surgically precise squirt of that liquid compliance we professionally refer to as OC spray, you need not dream about it any longer. The JPX pepper gun now brings mechanical precision and limited cross contamination to the world of cayenne pepper fruit weaponization.
What makes the JPX different is the way in which the cayenne pepper oil is delivered to the target. All other delivery systems make use of a propellant to aerosolize the pepper to move it from the can to the face of an aggressor, leaving much of the pepper crop dusted – floating in the air – like spray paint. The JPX however moves just the pepper oil itself in the form of a liquid projectile keeping it from affecting anyone but the end user.
After experimenting with a standard size 34” duty rig to accommodate a support side draw for the JPX Cobra 450 we were able to keep our batman factor within acceptable tolerances.
1. An integer number representing the number of items hanging from a batbelt. In most settings, a Batman factor of more than 3 is not acceptable without odd stares and whispering.
Courtesy Urban Dictionary.com
The ‘JP’ in JPX is short for ‘Jet Protector’ the ‘X’ stands for irritant, and the ‘O’, which is not an official designation for the JPX but if it was would stand for, “Oh what I would give for a time machine to go back and comply with this officers polite and reasonable request.”
What makes the JPX different is the way in which the cayenne pepper oil is delivered to the targetAll other delivery systems make use of a propellant to the pepper to move it from the can to the face of an aggressor, leaving much of the pepper – floating in the air – like spray paint.The JPX however moves just the pepper oil itself in the form of a liquid projectile keeping it from affecting anyone but the end user.For example: Let’s say you and your buddy go out for some Chinese food, you order extra spicy Kung Pow Chicken and he orders Lo Mein, and eventually the waiter delivers both plates to the table.As your buddy enjoys his tasteless baby food broth, he marvels directly across the table as you begin to sweat, cry and blow your nose.The reason your buddy is unaffected is because the cayenne is in your face not in the air.Now if you’ll just imagine that order of Kung Pow Chicken being delivered to your face on the end of a 747 at max cruising speed, you will begin to appreciate the effectiveness of the JPX delivery system.
Sentinel in Shreveport now offers JPX Pepper Gun training/certifications for law enforcement and security.
Now conducting SIMUNITIONS training/certifications for P.O.S.T., Concealed Carry, and Security Firearms Quals.
Sentinel Security Group, Inc. in Shreveport has been approved for the SIMUNITIONS range program.