Interview with Dale Bowlin
QUESTION 8
INTERVIEWER:

What should happen, now, when they finally catch the, the person and try to apprehend him?

DALE BOWLIN:

It's interesting that, of all the times police officers get into problems, and, and where their troubles start, it's around a police chase at the end of which there's a great deal of emotion going on within the police officer, ah, fright and so forth, and rather than maybe, sometimes, if he's not a good officer, being able to control his emotions, he may continue on and carry over and maybe strike the person that he was chasing and so forth. It's, it calls for a great deal of situational behavior, being able to say, "Now that I've caught this person, I've got to turn all these emotions off, all this fright off, and I have to act professionally." It's just like a police officer fighting a citizen out here that's resisting violently. You're in a fight for your life. This person may be trying to take your gun away. They're biting you. They're kicking you. And yet, at the end of all this, when you get them under control and when you get the handcuffs on them and they're under control, then a police officer has to be able to turn that emotion off and to bring himself under control because anything beyond that becomes police brutality, or, or, or police poor behavior. An--and it's very difficult for any human being, and a police officer, to be in a very violent fight and then get the upper hand, or in a very frightening chase and finally catch this person and then turn off all your emotions and act as if you're some professional doctor. I mean, it's something that's very difficult.

INTERVIEWER:

That's very good. OK, I think we might be at the end of the film roll.