Officer's photo should show safety first

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The lead story in the Aug. 11 Metro section ("Gunning for the top") shows a Richmond County investigator firing his weapon. The story was great news about a good law enforcement division. The action shot distinctly captures the spent casing being ejected from the weapon.

The bad news is that the investigator in the photograph clearly is not wearing eye protection. It appears that he is not using any hearing protection, either. This is not the example that a safety officer should be setting.

In tactical situations, often it will not be possible to don protective equipment. However, it is ill-advised to not wear protection when it is possible to do so, such as in target practice and competition.

This was probably a one-off instance and not representative of the Richmond County Sheriff's Office or the investigator's safety attitude. Let's hope so.

Jim Herrmann

Evans

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terminusmundi
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terminusmundi 08/19/10 - 11:27 pm
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Most unsettling of all, the

Most unsettling of all, the officer tells people that bullets fly straight. Morgan Freeman would like to have a word with you, sir.

psychologyseniorusc
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psychologyseniorusc 08/20/10 - 05:39 am
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this is important why?

this is important why? really? i mean really?

Chillen
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Chillen 08/20/10 - 07:59 am
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It's ironic that a supposed

It's ironic that a supposed psychology senior comes on here & belittles letter writers. I thought you people were supposed to make people feel better, not worse?

Mr. Herrmann is simply looking out for the safety of the Rich. Co. officers. Hopefully someone at the top sees the letter and discusses this with his staff.

Boogaloo
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Boogaloo 08/20/10 - 11:28 am
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I thought the tie he was

I thought the tie he was wearing didn't pair well with his shirt color.

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