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Dead in 40 seconds

If you happen to be a drunk person in New South Wales do not threaten someone with a knife.

That seems to be the moral of the shooting by police officers in 2015 of 51 year-old Stephen Hodge, who was shot and killed within 40 seconds of the arrival of the police at a post office where he worked.

Hodge was threatening to stab his boss, Brendan Hogan, with a 30-centimetre kitchen knife. After they asked Hodge to drop the knife and he turned on them they shot and killed him.

A now concluded inquest has praised the officers for their quick response.

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