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When people enlist they are no longer their own person, but property of the US government,
unless they start what's call "Retracting Military Enlistment" which basically breaks the contract due to many factors, while many times not easy with a good attorney and the proper reasons, it can be done.
An oft repeated sentiment, but not accurate. Article 108 of the UCMJ specifies that government property have a monetary value, and no value is attached to a person by the military.
No one's mentioned the fact that by the time that officer wanted blood the victim was in an induced coma and probably on enough morphine or some other pain killer to down an elephant, so really at that point what would a blood draw show? Massive drugs on board, but that would have no relation to before the attack on him.
All the regulations you guys are so focused on don't mean s**t in this situation because he may not live much less drive/work again. The nurse in my opinion with or without those protocols did the right thing for her patient, she protected him from further harm from an out of control cop and LT that were totally out of line.
It makes me think that they may have had some other plans for that blood.
I can guarantee you it was not to meet some DOT criteria.