Saturday, July 07, 2007

Next Time You Hear

How dangerous it is for police officers and how they need all the tactical gear and the element of surprise that "No Knock" warrants provide them think of this chart:

Notice that in the top 10 most dangerous jobs neither police officer or fireman appear.

This is another reason that my heroes have always been farmers. Granted I am likely to be genetically predisposed to this position as a large percentage of my family were farmers. But that does not change the facts. You are more likely to die working a farm than in police uniform.

So the next time you hear someone speaking of the dangers of their jobs you should tell them to try wearing overalls and getting on the old Oliver tractor to disc their field or harvest beans, wheat or corn, knowing that emergency medical care is hours away.

Indeed we should take care to think of those who supply us with the food we all eat, from the farmers and fishermen to the truck driver who delivers it to our grocery stores, their jobs represent three of the top 10 most dangerous jobs.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am sure its the Mayors,county commisioners, and Governors who hype this up for Federal funding. Which is then diverted to other areas they can't afford or don't want to pay for.