During his training to become a British police officer, American Ben Johnson recalled, an instructor told him and other recruits, “If you ever see somebody carrying a gun, turn and run away as quickly as possible.”
“It was a bizarre situation,“said Johnson, 34, a former police officer in Garland, Tex., and U.S. Army soldier who moved here with his British wife three years ago and became this country’s first non-British police officer. He said running from trouble was exactly the opposite of what he learned as an American cop. Just yesterday, British police say they were forced to break off their pursuit of the gunman who killed a dozen people across a rural area in northern England last week because he turned the weapon on unarmed officers.
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