Heroic Police Officer Armed With Baton Takes On London Terrorists

Photo: Police order members of the public to exit a cordon near London Bridge.

Two police officers who were hurt during the London Bridge terror attack are being praised for the way they responded to the incident.

An on-duty British Transport Police (BTP) officer and an off-duty Metropolitan police officer – neither of whom have been named – sustained serious injuries rushing to help when three suspects armed with knives began attacking people on Saturday night, killing seven.

The BTP officer, who has been with the force for only two years, was on duty outside London Bridge station when he faced the suspects armed with only his baton.

BTP chief constable Paul Crowther visited one of the the officers in the hospital and said that “it became clear that he showed enormous courage in the face of danger, as did many others who were at the scene and rushed to help.”

The off-duty Met Officer has been described as a “rugby” player by various news outlets and that he used his bare hands to attack the terrorists.

This is the third terror attack in London this year.  Seven were killed in the eight minute attack and 21 are in critical condition at the time of this writing.

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  1. Ambrose Killen

    And another thing.. Its not just the police that are unarmed here. So are the population. Thats why the attackers had to use knives knives. Firearms are very difficult to aquire in the UK.

  2. Ambrose Killen

    Please… Don’t preach to us about unarmed policing, and I will refrain from criticising your ridiculous 2nd amendment rights that cause the deaths of over 10,000 americans every year, at the hands of fellow americans. and for your info, the attackers were shot dead by armed officers within 8 minutes of the call.

    • LongPurple

      Then it is true, “It takes a good guy with a gun to stop a bad guy with a gun”. Thank you for acknowledging that fact.

  3. LegalBeagle

    When will the Brits un(screw) themselves and realize that their cops need to be armed, on duty and off, and that their silly PERF-like use of force rules are dangerous to the productive members of their society?

    • Katrina

      I wonder how many less dead and injured there would have been with armed officers rather than a stick right off the bat.

      • Mick Black

        That’s why England is such a tempting target to terrorists. They know they will have enough time to attack quite a few people before armed officers actually show up. British officials need to realize it’s not the 19th century anymore. The world has changed, arm all officers.

      • LegalBeagle

        No idea, but it is clearly unethical to sacrifice the innocent to some brain dead view that the well-being of bad guys matters.

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