Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Don't Die on Duty

About 120 officers die in the line of duty every year in the USA.  About half are murdered.  About half are killed by accidents, disease, and other reasons.  There are several things we can all do to keep that number lower.

The most important thing you can do is to wear your body armor.  Even when it is hot.  Even when it is not a busy day.  Even when you are on a special detail.  If you are on duty, in uniform, wear your body armor. 

Wear your seat belt.  All the time, every trip in the car, wear your seatbelt.  Officers die every year in traffic collisions that would have been saved had they had been wearing a seat belt.  Get a check up, every year officers die of heart attacks and other disease on duty that might had been prevented if they had a check up.  Learn to swim.  Officers die in the water, often because they can't swim.  Don't speed.  Speed kills, slow down and arrive alive.  You can't save your partner if you crash the patrol car; that's what the SGT Says.


Protect_and_Serve said...

"Don't Die on Duty"

The best advise you've ever given me.

Mike Creek said...

Make sure you follow it.