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Hatchet Job

By Ntp 31 May 2005 27

When I came into work yesterday and heard this my first thought was that two people are lucky to be breathing today. Basically a ACT policeman assisting NSW police after a chase crossed over into their jurisdiction was “allegedly” attacked by an offender with a tomahawk with the officer suffering a deep laceration to his hand and a blow to the head. That sort of weapon could have easily taken his hand off. A clean blow to his head would have been the end of him.

The “alleged” offender on the other hand is lucky he wasn’t shot.

ED – Special G also posted the following in relation to the same incident:

Canberra’s Finest [Tomohawk Mayhem!]

It was reported on the TV yesterday of a pursuit which ended in Queanbeyan and an AFP officer being injured with cuts to head and hand.

After being attacked by an offender wielding a Tomahawk and a Knife the officer still chased down the offender and apprehended him with the assistance of his partner and NSW Police.

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johnboy 7:31 pm 02 Jun 05

VG, my point (which is in topic) is that the doctrine of hot pursuit does exist in australia, is part of common law, and would apply in this case.

Now if it has been expunged by specific legislation then that’s fine. Can you tell me where/when this was done because I’m not aware of it?

vg 5:46 pm 02 Jun 05

Thumper your last sentence says it all, lol!

Canberra_unsung_hero 4:57 pm 02 Jun 05

Australia’s first Aircraft Carrier was HMAS Albatross.

Maelinar 4:29 pm 02 Jun 05

All right ‘Onward’ and all that…

Senior Service as applicable in CURRENT military regulations is the Navy, I’ll concede that much, only place it’s of any use though is a parade ground and I never did much like going on them.

If it was based on personnel size, amount of criminal records, or amount of times the RSPCA has had to rescue cats from Townsville bases, then it would obviously be Army, but as I mentioned before the only thing it’s gonna get you is onto the parade ground first.

As for the comment The Navy has traditions, the Army has customs, and the Air Force has habits, the Air Farce doesn’t have habits, they have hairstyles…

Thumper 3:12 pm 02 Jun 05

Infantry was first, therefore Army was first. Take the ground, hold the ground and all that sort of grunty crap.

Infantry was born the day primeval man picked up a stick and with a group of his mates, wandered over to another mob and beat the bejesus out of them.

Of course, some would say that Infantry have not yet evolved beyond that point….


LurkerGal 1:23 pm 02 Jun 05

I think the saying has been around as long as the RAAF has. I worked tri service, and it was posted around all over the place.

RAN: Senior but least effective service.

Canberra_unsung_hero 12:46 pm 02 Jun 05

Australia’s first submarine was the AE1.

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