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Lethal Force: My Life As the Met’s Most Controversial Marksman #2020

Lethal Force My Life As the Met s Most Controversial Marksman Top shot Tony Long is the most prolific police marksman Britain s ever seen For years he operated in the Met s elite specialist firearms units and was at the forefront of SO s fight against arme

  • Title: Lethal Force: My Life As the Met’s Most Controversial Marksman
  • Author: Tony Long
  • ISBN: 9781785034749
  • Page: 287
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Lethal Force: My Life As the Met’s Most Controversial Marksman By Tony Long, Top shot Tony Long is the most prolific police marksman Britain s ever seen For 25 years, he operated in the Met s elite specialist firearms units and was at the forefront of SO19 s fight against armed crime.Deployed on hundreds of dangerous operations, it was his duty to bring down terrorists, killers, and hostage takers, sometimes with lethal force with only seconds tTop shot Tony Long is the most prolific police marksman Britain s ever seen For 25 years, he operated in the Met s elite specialist firearms units and was at the forefront of SO19 s fight against armed crime.Deployed on hundreds of dangerous operations, it was his duty to bring down terrorists, killers, and hostage takers, sometimes with lethal force with only seconds to decide Tony has been behind some of the UK s most controversial police shootings but it was the death of suspected armed robber and drug dealer Azelle Rodney that brought his career to a devastating end Tried for murder, Tony saw his life crumble around him simply for doing his job.An intense read and dramatic read, Tony s story raises serious issues about the responsibility that falls on the shoulders of those who risk their lives, and take the lives of others, in our name.

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    1 thought on “Lethal Force: My Life As the Met’s Most Controversial Marksman

    1. With a sub heading My life as the Met s most controversial marksman you know this book isn t going to pull any punches And it doesn t In part this is because the author is quite clearly angry He s angry with how he s been treated by the Met, how he s been treated by prosecutors such as the IPCC and the CPS, and how he s been portrayed in sections of the press But that only tells half the story If Lethal Force was merely an angry screed, a chance for an embittered man to rant at those he perceive [...]

    2. A good guyTony has accurately described the threats and emotions that every AFO faces each time they kit up and go onto the streets of London I met him several times on the ranges during the mandatory classification shoots that every AFO has to pass and found him to be a true professional instructor that took time to teach others how to refine their shooting accuracy I found him to be a very down to earth person who was never one of the gun ho group that most of the instructors were I appreciate [...]

    3. Well worth a read If you are a serving, or former bobby you will be able to relate to much in this book For people who haven t been in the cops, it is also worth a read the author was involved in several high profile incidents down the years and gives an angle from the police perspective, seemingly often ignored, dismissed or minimised by the media, no doubt because that wouldn t suit their sensationalist agenda, or increase sales.The book culminates in the author s account of his involvement in [...]

    4. Ends a bit too quickly and gets a bit tepid toward the end, but the first half or so is excellent, really enjoyed it, would like to see a part 2 as there must be a lot that he missed out ended too quickly probably to keep the pages down.

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