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Donut Operator Reviews Brevard County Shooting.

One of the youtube channels we visit is run by a guy who calls himself “Donut Operator.” He is a former police officer and often comments on the actions of the police. Like most police channels that we have seen, he is pro-police, but he also calls out police when they do something that is wrong.

You may remember that two Brevard County Deputy Sheriffs were involved in a shooting where they were attacked during what appears to be a regular traffic stop. When Deputy Tyler Thoman tries to have Paris Wilder step out of a car, Wilder comes out with a gun and starts shooting. His shots wounds Deputy Brian Potters, who was shot in the leg and also suffered facial injuries from Wilder attacking him from behind.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Violence and language are in this video.


The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is identifying the deceased suspect involved in yesterday’s deputy involved shooting incident that occurred in West Melbourne. The deceased is 38-year-old Paris Wilder of Cocoa. Wilder was a registered Career Offender with 40 previous arrests including 23 felony arrests for charges that included: Robbery with a Firearm, Aggravated Assault with a Weapon, multiple narcotics offenses, Battery of a Law Enforcement Officer, and Attempted First Degree Felony Murder. Wilder was out on bond for two felony drug charges and had two active felony warrants at the time of the incident.

One of the things that Donut Operator points out the we did not see when we watched the video is the “mag dump” where Thoman hits the magazine release on his hand gun, ejecting it and Thoman having to run away. (Although he does come back with a vengeance.)

The second thing is that there will always be people who say “why didn’t the police shoot the perpetrator in the leg or in the arm to stop him?”

This video shows how effective that is. Wilder continued to advance on the police after being shot.

You shoot center mass until the threat ceases.

While Donut Operator does not address this, we wonder how tactically the officers lost site of Wilder which allowed Wilder to come up behind them. Wilder’s weapon appears to malfunction, or otherwise the officers would have been shot and perhaps killed.

Many are talking about this statement from Ivey:

“And to those out there wondering why we shot him so many times, the answer is simple: ‘because evil can never be dead enough.'”

It’s a great line and one that has resounded across the nation.

If only it was said by someone who believed in the rights and laws for all people.

We are thrilled that the two officers are going to be okay in the long run. We are not going to shed any tears over the death of Wilder.

And while Wilder’s attack was unprovoked, we have to wonder how many people will add his name to the list of “young black males that have been killed by the police,” without noting the circumstances surrounding Wilder being shot.

The police were totally justified in this shooting, and yet dishonest people will turn it around to say something different.

Shame on them.



One Response to “Donut Operator Reviews Brevard County Shooting.”

  1. Percy Veer says:

    Thankfully none of the law enforcement officers or innocent civilians were seriously (fatally) hurt. Video show these officers were well trained and survivors in this unfortunate situation that a criminal put them in.

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