+Liquid Gardens Posted August 10, 2022 #276 Share Posted August 10, 2022 16 minutes ago, simplybill said: Okay - I’ll post a link. Can we move on from the logger/police officer comparisons now? Isn't that what you commented originally about? Let's go back 24 hours, you quoted my list of most dangerous jobs, which was a reply to someone else about how police supposedly live with their lives on the line every minute. You said there was a serious flaw in my argument, please state exactly what you think my flawed argument is, maybe there's a miscommunication there. 19 minutes ago, simplybill said: “As of Tuesday midnight, the FOP recorded 314 officers shot in the line of duty — 58 of whom were killed. "We are on pace this year to see the highest number of officers shot in the line of duty in one year ever recorded," FOP president Patrick Yoes said in a Wednesday statement. "We've already had more officers killed in the line of duty by gunfire this year than any other — and there is still one month left." Additionally, the FOP recorded 95 ambush-style attacks so far this year – a 126% increase compared to 2020 – that resulted in 119 officers shot, 28 of whom were killed.” https://www.foxnews.com/us/record-police-officers-shot-killed-2021 I have no idea what the point of the above is. From what I've been able to tell even with the recent increase in police fatalities logging is still about three times as dangerous. It's really not difficult to me to understand why, currently gravity is several times more dangerous overall than criminals. If the point is to show how dangerous in general it is to be a cop, yes it is obviously more dangerous than what most people have to do. But let's keep some perspective here, 314 officers have been shot in your above quote out of almost 700,000 police officers in the US. Even if I'm way generous and cut that number in half for police officers who don't work in dangerous positions within law enforcement, that's still about 1 in 1000 cops. Way too many of course, but in my view we're miles away from the idea that cops have their lives on the line every minute of every day. 1 Top Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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