GLENDALE, OH - Sometimes officers handle tough situations well, and sometimes they don't.
Two viral videos tell that tale.
A police officer in Ohio is being praised for his handling of a very intense standoff. It started when he approached this man walking along a busy interstate.
"So you got any ID on ya?" the officer asked.
"No, man," the individual responded.
But then the man pulled out a knife as the officer told him, "I'm gonna pat you down for officer safety."
"Kill me! Kill me! Kill me! Kill me!" the man screamed at the officer. Then, two shots were fired.
The officer shot the attacker once in the abdomen, while the man continued to yell, "I'm gonna kill you! I'm gonna kill you!"
"Sir, get down! Sir, get down!" the officer demanded, pointing his gun at the suspect. "Get down! Get down!!"
The frightening standoff lasted more than four minutes.
"Drop the knife! Drop it!!" the officer continued yelling.
Finally the man surrendered.
Turns out he was wanted in Maryland in connection with a homicide there.
The officer was praised for using "incredible restraint" as seen throughout the video.
Meantime, in San Antonio, it's "paid leave" instead of praise for a school officer.
Cellphone footage caught the officer body-slamming a 12-year-old female sixth-grader to the ground.
"You could just hear where she hits the ground," Gloria Valdez, the student's mother, said. "And it's nothing but concrete...cement."
The mother continued to reflect on the video. "She wasn't moving," she observed. "She was just knocked out."
The officer claims he was trying to prevent a fight.
But the slammed student, Janissa Valdez, says that's just "wrong, because I wasn't going to do anything."
While the student recovers from being bumped on the head, the officer may get permanently "bumped" from the police force.