Police officer who shot girl with knife is an Air Force veteran serving in the Air National Guard

The Ohio police officer -who fatally shot a teenage girl attempting to use deadly force on another young woman with a knife- is a veteran of the US Air Force, according to sources.

Columbus PD Officer Nick Reardon is a former member of the US Air Force Security Forces, the law enforcement branch of the USAF.

Reardon was technically part of the Air National Guard, and received his training at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas.

Reardon’s “expert” qualification with the M4A1 carbine while in Basic Training has been largely cited and overblown by civilian media outlets, often in what appears to be a negative tone.

According to the Daily Beast, Reardon is the son of retired Sergeant Edward “Ted” Reardon, a 32-year veteran of the Columbus Division of Police.

Over the week, Reardon became a high-profile individual after he was forced to fatally shoot 16-year-old Ma’khia Bryant, who attacked another individual with a knife.

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