posted on Sep, 3 2015 @ 05:35 PM
I pen this thread to counter the notion that LEOs have such a dangerous job. I hear it all the time: "They have families to go home to at the end of
their shift". Cops get leeway because their job is so dangerous, but is it true? As it turns out the logging industry is the most dangerous job per
It turns out that my job is the fourth most dangerous according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It goes Logging industry, Fishing industry, Flight
industry, then Roofers. LEOs aren't even in the top five. Let me see if I can break some statistics down. 91.3 Loggers die in thier profession out of
100,000. 40.5 Roofers die per 100,1000.
Looks like LEOs comprise of 780,000 citizens.
76 died in the line of duty in 2013. That is 0.01% of them. Loggers are 9 times more likely do die during their day at the job. Us roofers are 4 times
more likely to die on the job than LEOs.
Before anyone brings up their threats from a violent public and all that, here are the facts. 49 of the deaths were the result of accidents on the
job. Vehicular accidents making up 23 of them.
Forty-nine law enforcement officers were killed accidentally while performing their duties in
2013. The majority (23 officers) were killed in automobile accidents. The number of accidental line-of-duty deaths increased by one from the 2012
total (48 officers).
Driving for an occupation is dangerous, look at the stats. They have the 7th most dangerous job. Cops drive aggressively. Maybe we should make it a
priority to teach them do be safer on the job and have fewer accidents. I know what it's like to be on high roofs and be scared you aren't going
home that day. We don't get through our day looking for praise and asking people to excuse our follies. We do it without recognition except by our
families. All in all, a cops job isn't so dangerous. I can go into pretty much any backyard with an aggressive dog and not kill it. It is called have
been born with balls.
I hear from military members of my family that cops pin on their courage and strap on their balls. I didn't believe it, until I saw how dangerous
their job is.