Saturday, March 6, 2010

On Your Toes

2 Pentagon Police Officers Shot Near Metro Station - AOL News

Two police officers guarding an entry were attacked without warning by a man who simply walked up and pulled a gun and started shooting. The officers were able to return fire and kill him. Much of police work is mundane, and routine. It is sometimes, even boring.

Complacency is one of the greatest dangers we face every day. We have never had a problem, so we will never have a problem. Nothing ever happens, so nothing never will happen. I never had a problem at a car stop, so I will never have a problem at a car stop.

Every encounter is potentially deadly. Every suspect can have a gun. Every search may reveal drugs, or a knife or a gun. Every person we attempt to arrest, may resist with violence. Every call could be an ambush. We have to be ready, every shift, every day, every encounter; that's what the SGT Says.

2 comments:

Protect_and_Serve said...

Every call has at least two guns. The two I brought with me. I'm always looking for the third.

Bunkermeister said...

That's exactly correct. Keep the guns you brought and look for more to take back with you.