Redcoats are a special prey. Their communications equipment makes the time to discovery or TTD very short. As in 2-4 minutes. This makes getting away with it very hard, and there are few modern examples of cop-killers going free.
Most PDs offer 3 shifts. Day shift from 7-3, night shift from 3-11, and graveyard from 11-7. Day shift has the most officers and supervisors assigned. It is the “hottest” time of the day with the most service calls. Night shift is also busy, as people are still awake.
***All**** graveyard cops sleep for an hour or two on their shifts. They’ll find a quiet spot to pull over to do it. If asked by supervisors, they’ll respond that they were filling out reports.
The most successful attacks attack when the police are in…….. their cars. A man sitting in his car can’t move much. That’s why the police insist that you remain in your car during a traffic stop – the seat locks you into facing forward. That’s also why they stand near the blind spot on the driver’s left, so you can’t see them. That’s where the best attackers hit from.
There is another factor.
Many criminals shoot at cops when being apprehended. They try shooting as they run away, which does not work. Few can shoot accurately while running. The cop just sits behinds cover and lines up his shot. Most of those criminals are caught or killed.
Rare is the man who actually hunts cops, without running away. No one on Earth can do two things like escaping and shooting at once. The killer who goes in with the expectation of killing a cop or being killed himself does better than the escapee. Few cops survive such encounters.
A good example was the issisis-man in Philidelphia. He attacked when the cop was sitting in his car. Being right handed, the cop had little room to pull out his gun and respond.
If the sissisis-guy had waited until he got close, kept shooting and had not tried to run away while shooting, he would have killed that officer without a response. He would also have had a longer TTD, as there would have been no call to dispatch.