The idea is not to get involved if at all possible but off-duty as our examples indicate many times the problems comes to you.
Being off-duty you can enjoy the fruits of your labor: time with the family, to relax and unwind, time to forget about some of that “cop stuff” that so permeates our thinking. But you’re a cop and with that comes the knowledge of the immediacy of violence and the victimization of those unwilling or unable to protect themselves. You can’t ever allow yourself to become complacent about your off-duty survival and your ability to protect your loved ones. Bad things happen to good cops off-duty but carrying a concealed handgun offers cold comfort possibly preventing you from turning cold in the advent of a deadly assault against you.
About The Author:
Kevin Davis is a full-time officer assigned to the training bureau where he specializes in use of force, firearms and tactical training. With over 23 years in law enforcement, his previous experience includes patrol, corrections, narcotics and he is a former team leader and lead instructor for his agency's SWAT team with over 500 call-outs in tactical operations.