Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Wear Your Vest

Wear your vest.  You cannot predict when you will be shot, so wear your vest and be ready if it happens.  Wear your vest, even if it is uncomfortable.  It will be uncomfortable, it's just the nature of armor that it is uncomfortable.  Wear it anyway.

Bunkermeisters rule of body armor:  "If you are wearing a uniform and a gun, then you must wear your vest."  If you are at an awards banquet and are receiving an award, and you are in uniform, and carrying a gun, wear your vest.

The nature of police work is that it is dangerous, and unpredictable on a day to day basis.  We know officers will get shot.  We just don't know who and when it will happen.  So, we have to wear our body armor all the time in the unlikely event that we happen to be the unlucky officer who gets shot; that's what the SGT Says.

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