By now, you have rung in the New Year. Congrats on getting through another year of challenges. Make no mistake, though, 2012 will produce just as many for the lot of us…both personally and professionally.
2011 was a banner year at MCPD. We welcomed our third and final MClet. We paid off a huge mountain of debt. Personally, I’m looking forward to what God has in store for me in 2012.
Professionally, I’m guarded. Why, you ask? 2011 was one of the deadliest for law enforcement. ODMP.org reports that 163 officers lost their lives last year. According to LawOfficer.com, it’s been more than 65 years since the number of LEO deaths was below 100. Enter their Below 100 initiative.
From their website:
It begins with five simple tenets: 1. Wear Your Seatbelt | 2. Watch Your Speed | 3. Wear Your Vest 4. WIN-What’s Important Now? | 5. Remember:Complacency Kills!
Truer words never spoken. Let’s agree to make 2012 the year that we make giant strides in reducing LODD statistics.