Friday, October 24, 2014

Unnecessary Violence these days

As I sit here at work, I watch CNN and cant help but wonder, what the hell is wrong with people these days? The last 3 days alone has been a real horror show...

Wednesday 10-22  
A gunman kill a innocent soldier who was standing guard at the Canadian National War Memorial, only for the same gunman go to the Canadian Parliament to look for more innocent victims. Luckily, with quick instincts, the police were able to stop the suspect without out further loss of live...

Thursday 10-23
A expected terrorist from New York, ran up to four NYPD Police Officers and brutally attacked them with a hatchet. One officer was severely injured when the suspect struck him in the back of the head with the hatchet, Another Officer was cut pretty bad in the arm area. Finally the remaining Police Officers were able to neutralize the suspect.  Unfortunately an innocent bystander was struck by a stray bullet, but she is expected to make a full recovery.

Friday 10-24
A High School Freshman from Marysville Washington opened fire on a table of his peers killing one and leaving three of them clinging to life. After killing and injuring his classmates the boy turned the gun on himself, taking his young life, for no apparent reason. Two weeks prior, he was named High School Homecoming Prince. I popular student, apparently upset over a break-up, according to CNN.

Working in the Public Safety profession, I am worried because these types of incidents are becoming all too familiar. Last night I participated in a large scale, mock active shooter scenario at a rather big mall. There was not one person involved in this drill that was not completely locked in... Everyone has changed their attitude from this won't happen to us, or this would never happen here to lets get prepared for when this type of incident happens.

With upcoming holiday season, violence usually raises. I would like to remind everyone to stay vigilant and report anything suspicious. By reporting something or someone suspicious does not make you a rat or scared. You could potentially save many lives.

To all my friends in Public Safety, please keep your head on a swivel.  Wear your protective equipment!!! There are people out there that want the satisfaction of hurting you, FOR NO REASON.

The most important thing at the end of the day is that we all go home to our loved ones.

STAY SAFE OUT THERE

Thanks for reading

Scott