Law enforcement jobs are relatively safe

Published: Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 - 12:02 pm
Last Modified: Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 - 2:53 pm

Re "Killed in the line of everyday duty" (Editorial, Feb. 19): Ironically, traffic accidents are a common cause of on the job injuries and fatalities for law enforcement, more frequent than shootouts.

But contrary to the editorial board's perception, statistics show that law enforcement is relatively safe. It's not even on the list of the 10 most dangerous occupations.

-- Chris Chaloupka, Shingle Springs

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