Running in Place

Friday, January 22, 2010 at 7:07 am

I don’t know how football players do it…of course, I’ve never played the sport, but donning those pads on their shoulders and thighs, and wearing the helmet must make running fast a little more challenging.

That’s what I learned the first time I ran after a suspect wearing my gun belt. The gun belt isn’t just a belt; it has compartments for all the little goodies you’re toting like a Glock .40, pepper spray, radio, baton, and handcuffs (two pair). I felt like I was running in place. I forgot to mention the bulletproof vest – no dainty thing either. Like a football player, we have to protect ourselves (and others) from the offender, sacrificing speed for our safety.

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