Predicting when to carry or when not to carry is like trying to predict the future. If we
could predict the future, we would know when bad things were going to happen and
intervene. Our inability to predict such leaves us with the next best option – always being
prepared. Officers are armed because the nature of their job has proven to be not only
dangerous, but also deadly. As we rang in the New Year, we ended 2012 with the loss of
126 officers