Friday, July 31, 2009

And now, we return to Wood Village Nite Out, July 17, 2009

Here's the start of the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office SWAT demonstration. The smoke is from a device they set off, with a rather loud bang and then the smoke. The announcer said it's often used to hide their approach.

The "bad guy" driver is quickly dealt with by two team members. Notice the Coast Guard helicopter pilots in the background? They certainly had a neat perspective.

And the K9 deputy and his handler take care of the "bad guy" passenger.

We'd just been told to watch for a demonstration of two sorts of guns, thus the tarp to be placed beneath the derelict automobile. Love the responsibility--no glass in the grass for this guy!

This first gun shot rubber bullets, I believe. I don't know if that was just for the demonstration or if that's all it ever shoots.

Flying glass!

Hey, y'all SWAT out there! What is that blue sphere? Did I get a rubber bullet in flight?

The second gun--I think it's shooting bean bags. Must not be very large ones. I wonder the same thing about this gun, too. Does it only shoot bean bags?

Did the job, though!

I know, enough already with the shattering glass. I can't help it, I like to see what action the camera caught.

1 comment:

MissKris said...

Yes, I've read some of Philip Margolin's books and enjoyed them a lot, too. Another thought on the Street of Dreams...I read in the Tribune the condos featured are between $1-2.1 million each, I think the range was. I KNOW it's about dreams, but in this economy??? Ah well. I'd be happy with a kitchen sink that functions right, haha! We keep telling each other we'll fix it but the weekends come around and that is just SO not what we want to do in our time off! I've really been enjoying the series the Tribune's been doing on the neighborhood of 50th and's not too terrifically far from where I live and reflects a lot of what many people are going thru here in "Felony Flats" east side of Portland. I heard that tag and I've never gotten over it, as we've never had much crime outside of petty little things in our neighborhood.