Seems a scrote thought holding up a petrol station with a knife would be easy.......FAIL. BBC News - Man shot dead by off-duty officer in Belfast So... should other British forces allow its armed officers to carry off duty also? They are competent - (Ok, trained). Only get paid for duty hours but provide Armed presence out of hours also. Would help provide a greater response for the predicted Mumbai style attack that the Police Head Honchos keep dropping hints about also. thoughts?