Police stop man without deadly force

Man tries to get police to shoot him on Thursday

DALLAS – Dallas police responded to a pair of calls on Thursday evening. At 8:16 p.m., Dallas officers responded to a report of an intoxicated and suicidal male in the 300 block of Southeast LaCreole Drive.

The male reportedly fired one round from a Taurus Judge pistol into the air in an attempt to have officers kill him before police arrived.

Officers talked to the man, who surrendered. No physical force was needed. Police seized the pistol and the male was cited for unlawful use of a weapon before he was released to an appropriate medical care facility.

While officers were working on the LaCreole call, authorities received an unrelated call of a potentially armed person reportedly making threats to kill family members in the Dallas area.

Authorities found the individual, determined his threats were not credible, and did not rise to the level of a criminal act. The individual was not armed.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office and Oregon State Police assisted Dallas Police with handling the calls.

“We are very thankful for the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and Oregon State Police response to these calls,” Lt. Jerry Mott said. “We had exhausted our quickly available resources with these calls including both the chief and I responding from home and another officer who happened to be at the station who responded to the call.”


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