There is always a lot of Monday morning quarter backing by people who never have or never well.
They are most certainly singular experiences that cannot be duplicated or even explained with full satisfaction to the listener.
What people never see is the officer(s), who are puking their guts out from the adrenaline or crying their eyes out from the emotional dump that happens after shooting someone. Or seeing an innocent killed as a result of the maniac fleeing.
I have never been in a high speed chase or been shot at. I've raced cars and been the victim of a gang fight. I've wrestled, boxed and played college football. But I'll admit, there is nothing more thrilling than actual life or death situation unfolding at high intensity. Folks that have never experienced prolonged adrenaline rush don't understand the “high” you get. And fear causes the same anatomical reaction.
The object of training is not to reduce the adrenaline rush as much as condition the body for an anticipated response. It is to condition your body with some experience that will reduce the affects on your body in high stress situations. It makes actions and reactions more natural in the face of a life or death situation. I do know that I can't write my name after running a mile in 6m 30s (fine motor skills).
My comment was in support of LEO. But your argument suggested we shouldn't expect so much out of them because they are just acting like any other normal person. I have more respect for these guys than that and think that they should be given more credit. Consequently, I completely support what they did whether 20 guys fired one shot or 1,000. It doesn't matter. The bad guy is dead for good reason. Case closed.
The fact that some here are bantering about how many rounds were fired is rather humorous.