Sunday, January 4, 2015

Truth is: Being a Cop Isn't Particularly Dangerous As Occupatons Go

SHUT UP OFFICER
So let’s cut the crap, eh? Being a cop isn’t particularly dangerous as occupations go



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by KARL DENNINGER | THE BURNING PLATFORM | JANUARY 4, 2015

“With the increasing number of ambush-style attacks against our officers, I am deeply concerned that a growing anti-government sentiment in America is influencing weak-minded individuals to launch violent assaults against the men and women working to enforce our laws and keep our nation safe,” said Craig Floyd, chairman and CEO of the memorial fund.

“Enough is enough,” he said in a statement. “We need to tone down the rhetoric and rally in support of law enforcement and against lawlessness.”

Bite me Craig.

Here are the facts. There were 126 on-duty deaths reported among all officers in 2014. There are approximately 1 million sworn officers between federal, state, county and local government entities (and another couple of million employees who are not sworn; that is, they are not officers and do not have arrest powers, such as dispatchers and clerks.)

This is a rate of fatality of 12.6 per 100,000. Sounds bad, right?

Wrong.

If you’re a logger, you have a fatality rate ten times that of a cop.

A fisherman? Almost ten times — 117 per 100,000.


A pilot? 53.4 per 100,000. Yes, really — it’s about four times as dangerous to fly a plane or chopper than be a cop.

The guy who puts your roof on? 40.5 per 100,000 — about three times as dangerous.