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.