law enforcement Police Officers Reveal The Worst Criminal Encounters Of Their Careers  

Stefanie Hammond
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Every cop has a story he or she can’t forget, and police officers on Reddit are revealing the worst criminal encounters of their careers. The stories are shocking, and the criminals are more so. Certain officers even suffer with nightmares, addictions, and post-traumatic stress because the crimes are so egregious.

These true stories are enough to turn your stomach. From abusing their own family members, to starving children, to stabbing someone in the head with a screw driver, nothing is off limits to these particularly gruesome criminals. It's no one wonder the cops can't forget such awful encounters.

A Man Tortured His Girlfriend's Three Children


Redditor imcodefour:

“Worst ever for me was a guy who tortured his girlfriend's three small children until one died. The scene was subtle yet horrific when we started putting the pieces together. The children initially wouldn't speak about the suspect at all, and now a couple years later they only make cryptic statement like, 'If I did (X), "HE" would come and do (Y)...' It was the only time in my career I've seen a cause of death ruled as torture."

A Man Brutalized A Mom And Her Four Children


Redditor ThrowAwayStowAway718:

“I'm terrible with dates and time frames if I didn't write it down, but I'll never forget October 26th, 2013. This was in Brooklyn. Squad called an 85 at such and such address. A neighbor had called in an assault in progress and the detective squad happened to be on the block for another reason. They got there fast and met the perp coming out the front door. We get there a couple minutes after as the perp is being walked in handcuffs to the car. I went into the house to see if everybody was okay and what the 85 was about.

Long story short, perp hacked a woman and her four kids (infant to 12...) to death with a meat cleaver. Mom and oldest were still breathing when we came in the door, but not for long after that. Three babies were all in the back bedroom. The apartment looked pretty much like what you would imagine if you tried to imagine something like that. You could taste the blood in the air, there was so much of it. When I walked out to get a look at the perp, a detective told me, 'See if you can get his name but don't ask him anything else.' Guy was seated in the backseat in handcuffs and had a look in his eyes that I can't even describe here. The devil was let loose in that apartment."

A Man Abused His Girlfriend's Toddler


Redditor Gnartan:

“Had a guy who had been f*cking his girlfriend’s three year-old-daughter. He found out he had gotten busted and took a whole bunch of methadone and probably anything else in the house he could get his hands on. Was found unresponsive and put in an ice bath by his friends and one of them was nice enough to call 911. Hell of it is that when we show up the girlfriend is defending him, stashing contraband and trying to keep us from entering the apartment without a warrant. Exigent circumstances, hip hip hooray, get out of my way and we got him to the hospital. Hell of it is that while we got him out she flushed all their sh*t and deleted all the images from his phone of the rapes. F*ckin' mom choosing her rapist boyfriend over her daughter. Lowest of the low. He pled to a lesser charge eventually due to a lack of evidence and she caught a tampering with physical evidence charge and got her kid taken away. She's out and works at a local restaurant that I'll never go to again."

A Teen Stabbed Two Men With A Screwdriver To Impress Friends


Redditor seanbeag:

“The earliest memorable person is a 16 year old who killed two men by stabbing them in the head with a screwdriver. He was just acting the hard man in front of his mates and picked on these two guys for nothing. The thing that got me was his complete lack of remorse or regret. I'd never properly understood what a psychopath was until then.”