Photos: Aurora police train to shoot from a bike

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Courtesy Aurora Police Facebook page
Cops on bicycles aren't always taken as seriously as their brethren in police cruisers, probably because they don't look as cool pedaling and wearing bike helmets. But they're every bit as tough as colleagues who travel with the help of four wheels instead of two -- and in Aurora, they definitely have the special skills needed to shoot over a pair of handlebars. The Aurora Police Facebook page, which regularly shares vivid pics (check out our post spotlighting badass Aurora cops of the 1980s) recently posted images of bike-patrol firearms training at the Debra Sue Corr Police Training Center to "certify officers in the use of the police mountain bikes for patrol operations." Mess with them at your peril. See a gallery of the shots below.

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Courtesy Aurora Police Facebook page

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Courtesy Aurora Police Facebook page

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Courtesy Aurora Police Facebook page
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17 comments
DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Why don't these donut-bloated dullards just stay in their patrol cars and learn to shoot drive-by gang-banger style?


... they'd be about as effective as they are now.


Alethea Smock
Alethea Smock

That's some good advertising there, Lou, for riding the trails in Aurora. Yep, feel safer already knowing that the crime is bad enough that we needs cops with guns on bikes.

Michael Salazar
Michael Salazar

Although it seems silly I would much rather them train on how to properly do it instead of just trying it out when the situation arises.

Josh Moore
Josh Moore

Auroras gonna need tanks if things keep up the way they are. You seem like a smart person Merréll.... Let's see.... Housing is really cheap in aurora.... Wonder why that is? I peeked at your page..... You BELONG in boulder. And You're right.... We don't hail cabs here per say.... We hail horses. But hey as long as you don't mind the dust on the roads and the smell of horse crap then you'll be ok. All of us here just dream about one day being able to go to an actual BIG city!!! I ask momma every year and she tells me NO because that bad old south and the crime is just too much to handle for such a bumpkin like me.

Don Herman
Don Herman

Because killing people is what cops do.

Merréll Barry O'Brian
Merréll Barry O'Brian

So this Aurora place...been doing a great deal of research on Denver and the surrounding area. Housing costs are GREATLY lower in Aurora and on the opposite side of Denver. Looks like Boulder is for the hottie tottie rich folks. I'm assuming you don't have NEARLY the problem we have in the south and huge cities with minority crime.

Jack Power
Jack Power

What about the Segway cops, can they shoot while standing?

Cognitive_Dissident
Cognitive_Dissident topcommenter

Maybe they should just mount Gatling guns on their handlebars.

Nathan Dant
Nathan Dant

They need an ethics class and a psyche exam.

John Davis
John Davis

Can they shoot while doing a wheelie?

David Dinsmore
David Dinsmore

I can't think if anything that could possibly go wrong.

Robbie Ratay
Robbie Ratay

Lmao 21 jump street comes to mind Lol lol

Monkey
Monkey

These young girls in Switzerland probably have more training with firearms than the entire Aurora police force. After all, they do live in a country with low crime rates and high respect for citizens and guns. http://www.cyclelicio.us/2013/guns-and-bikes/

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

What could possibly go wrong with this idea ??



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