USA Today, February 2022
Who would want to become a police officer nowadays? If you’re not getting suspended, terminated or even prosecuted for making a poor split-second decision in a high-pressure situation, there is what appears to be an increasing likelihood of being injured or killed on the job.
The news has been littered with tragic stories of police officers being gunned down in the line of duty. Earlier this month at Bridgewater College in Virginia, a pair of officers responding to a report of a suspicious person on campus was shot and killed by a former student. New York’s finest has been hit hard by several recent fatalities, including two young officers who were killed while responding to a risk-filled domestic violence call. And just recently, nine Phoenix police officers were injured–five by gunfire and the others from flying shrapnel–when ambushed during a domestic violence incident.