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Old 06-14-2019, 04:33 PM
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Originally Posted by SlackerInc View Post
This obviously makes the job quite a bit more dangerous, but if they cannot abide that, itís not the military: they are free to quit and seek a safer vocation.
I dunno...police in places like the UK somehow manage to not keep killing criminals they are after and I do not think British police are victims more often than US police.

And FTR on the list of most dangerous jobs in the US police officer ranks as #18 so, while not "safe", it is not especially dangerous either. I think they can manage ok without being so quick to "protect" themselves.
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