In the wake of recent officer-involved shootings and one where an officer stopped a suspect by running over him with his patrol unit, law enforcement is under the spotlight again.

So, it begs the questions: When is deadly force appropriate, and how are officers trained to handle suspects who do not comply?

Springhill Police Chief Will Lynd says the use of deadly force should always be a last resort.

“As police, we try to avoid deadly force at all costs,” Lynd said. “People forget that police are human beings as well, and no human being wants to ever take another one’s life. Deadly

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