The events of last week that occurred in Baton Rouge, Minnesota, Dallas and Michigan weigh heavy on my mind and heart. Each incident is troublesome enough on their individual merit. Having them happen in a succinct time frame magnifies the contempt of each issue.
Before I go on let me say that my thoughts and prayers go out to the families of our fallen Peace Officers in Dallas and Michigan, and for the two men from Louisiana and Minnesota. The wave of affect when a life is stolen is damaging to more than just that one individuals life.
How do the events of the last week affect us as Correctional Officers from a different state than where the incidents occurred? I’ve thought about this alot. As C/O’s we are told and warned to wear “covers” coming to and from work. Limit stops while in uniform to a minimum. Use alternative routes so not to have the same commute pattern where someone can learn our driving habits. Reading these examples, ask yourselves how many of these do you actually practice.