I just discovered that a new book on the Newhall Shooting has been published. The new book, Newhall Shooting: A Tactical Analysis, is a fresh look at this tragic incident and turning point in law enforcement training.
The book was written by a veteran combat pilot and son of a law enforcement officer Michael E. Wood. While some might question why a non-cop is qualified to analyze a law enforcement incident, I would argue he is exceptionally qualified. As a combat pilot, he has certainly gone into harm’s way and is not likely to apply unrealistic expectations of human performance on the incident.
Likewise, Wood has been through, and likely conducted, a number of mission debriefs in his professional career. This gives him a solid background in tactical analysis that many police officers don’t get. Between these two things, plus his familial ties to law enforcement, I expect that he has the chops to produce a solid examination of the Newhall Shooting.
I downloaded the book for my Kindle off of Amazon. The book is available only in electronic format, but is still readable on your computer if you do not have a Kindle. Heck, I think there is a Kindle app for all of the smart phones and tablets on the market also.
I’ll have a review of Newhall Shooting: A Tactical Analysis in a few weeks. If you want to go ahead and buy it, click here to grab it from Amazon.