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.

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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.

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

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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!

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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.

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Flying glass!

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

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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?

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Did the job, though!

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

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6 comments:

Jim K said...

Great shots, I would love to see something like that around here.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Fab post.

I enjoyed the photos catching the flying glass.

Don and Krise said...

Wow, you did take a ton of shots. (Camera that is.) Excellent job catching the glass breaking and the flying projectile. Nice reporting Lynette.

AVCr8teur said...

Wow, those are great action photos! This must've been fun to watch.

Chuck Pefley said...

That's quite and exciting series! You should be pleased with your results -:) Thanks for sharing. Hope you're staying relatively cool down there on the Willamette!

Rick Hamell said...

The shotgun fires multiple types of rounds. The beanbag round is just a small beanbag about the size of a quarter in a normal shotgun shell. If you look closely you'll notice that some Portland Police cars, especially ones down town have two shotguns in the rack. One has colored tape around the stock to differentiate it from the other gun.