A police officer decided to demonstrate his basic knowledge of firearm operations, his testicular fortitude, and his desire to live all at the same time:
A quick-handed NYPD sergeant stopped a violent felon from shooting him in the gut by jamming his ring finger under the hammer of the felon’s .38 revolver, cops said today.
Sgt. Michael Miller and Officer William Reddin were on patrol when they noticed a livery cab speeding eastbound on Quincy Street near Malcolm X Boulevard at about 4 a.m. today. The plainclothes cops pulled the beige Lincoln Towncar over, but when they walked up displaying their shields they noticed that one of the passengers in the back seat, Eugene Graves, was making suspicious movements near his waistband.
Graves managed to press his Taurus .38 revolver into Miller’s stomach, but Miller grabbed hold of the gun, wedging his right ring finger between the gun’s hammer and cylinder, before the murderous Graves could fire a shot.
As Uncle pointed out that probably hurt but pain is temporary, death is forever. It commend officer Miller for having an impecable ability to think quickly enough to see the situation, concoct a plan, and execute that plan in the span of time it took another person to simply pull on a trigger. That’s a true display of badassery.