Friday, May 2, 2014


Two Alaskan State Troopers were killed, shot to death.  The two officers were killed in a town of under 300 people out in the middle of nowhere. This is a reminder that for officers no place can be considered safe. 

No place is too remote or too peaceful to have criminals or insane persons intent on killing an officer.  It is easy to become complacent and think that nothing bad can happen.  We don't consider that even in small populations or remote areas that the unthinkable can happen, and it can happen to us.

We sometimes think that because we are in a wealthy community with a low crime incidence that nothing will happen.  It is often this very complacency that gets us killed.  We forget what can happen and only consider what has happened recently.  Be ready, all the time, every day; that's what the SGT Says.


*Goddess* said...

As a long time viewer of Alaska State Troopers on Nat Geo, I was really saddened to read about this, and I don't think I've seen one episode in which the troopers didn't talk about how dangerous their jobs are because they are so isolated and help is so far away.

Mike Creek said...

Yes, many cops, like me work in the big city, I can get 50 cops in 20 minutes and 200 cops in an hour if I need them. These guys are alone or in pairs most of the time. Still, most shootings take place in a only a few seconds.