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10-01-10, 03:53 PM #1
Taser importer sadly takes his own life
Peter Boatman, the man who drove the introduction of Taser into the UK has been found dead at home.
The Press Association: Taser firm boss 'commits suicide'
As an Officer Safety trainer myself, I met Peter when he was an Inspector in Northamptonshire Police.
He was a well known figure involved in the massive changes to officer safety training and equipment in the UK in the 1990's
Really sad to hear of the death of a former officer and a man who did so much to try to keep officers safe.
A very sad day.A common mistake made when trying to come up with a totally foolproof design is to completely underestimate the innate ingenuity of fools.
The last thing I want to do is hurt you but it's still there on my list of options, so are you coming quietly.........?
10-01-10, 04:14 PM #2
By releasing the taser shotgun he was simplly trying to help. Bloke should have been given a knighthood never mind anything else.
Politicians have got no idea about real life
Another vicitim of Moat.
Should have just put all kinds of holes in him when they first caught sight of him. But that wouldn't be very British would it!the sole advantage of power is that you can do more good.
( Baltasar Gracian )
10-01-10, 04:46 PM #3
BBC News - Raoul Moat Taser company director 'kills himself'
Mr Boatman's business partner, Kevin Coles, told BBC News that Mr Boatman had been found dead.
Mr Coles said he was "devastated" at his colleague's death.
He added that Mr Boatman was a "proud man" who had worked hard to protect the police and had felt "ashamed" at the recent developments.
Mr Coles said the Home Office ban and the subsequent coverage had "destroyed" his colleague.
A colleague of Mr Boatman at Northamptonshire Police said: "While he was in the force he was one of the guys who orchestrated the update of use of force for police officers in this country.
"He saw the benefit of using other non-lethal options like the Taser in successfully resolving situations."all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing" Edmund Burke.
"the world is a dangerous place place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who do not do anything about it" Albert Einstein
10-01-10, 04:56 PM #4
Rest in peace.SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM-Ex-Sheriff Martin Howe to Will Kane in "High Noon"
"It's a great life. You risk your skin catching killers and the juries turn them loose so they can come back and shoot at you again. If your honest , your poor your whole life. And , In the end , you wind up dying all alone on some dirty street. For what? For nothing. For a tin star."
Far from being a handicap to command, compassion is the measure of it. For unless one values the lives of his soldiers and is tormented by their ordeals , he is unfit to command.
-General Omar Bradley, United States Army
10-01-10, 05:39 PM #5
Rest in peace.
10-02-10, 04:19 AM #6
Should have just shot Moat on sight. Then this would not of happened.To be born an Englishman, is to be a winner in the Lottery of Life.
I've Talked the Talk and I've Walked the Walk, now I Sit the Sit!
It's not until you look at an Ant through a magnifying glass on a sunny day, that you realise just how often they burst into flames for no reason!
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