The issue of cops being shot and killed isn’t just about body armor (2 letters)

The issue of cops being shot and killed isn’t just about body armor (2 letters)

Joe Amon, Denver Submit fileA police recruit tries on physique armor on the Denver Police Division’s academy in 2017. Three Colorado sheriff’s deputies have been shot and killed in latest weeks, all of whom have been sporting physique armor.Re: “Two Colorado deputies have been killed whereas sporting physique armor. Do cops want higher safety?” Feb. 5 information story.

It’s has turn out to be a typical incidence to listen to about gunmen utilizing high-powered weapons in lethal shootings. Just lately, a number of Colorado sheriff’s deputies died in separate shootings, regardless that they have been sporting physique armor.

After all questions are being requested about whether or not the realm’s regulation enforcement officers have sufficient safety from the highly effective ammunition they face on the streets. Perhaps we also needs to be asking questions like: Will Colorado legislators do the proper factor by banning gross sales of bump shares? Or do the unsuitable factor by repealing the ban on high-capacity magazines? Does the Police Basis analysis gun violence prevention along with suggesting that native governments spend money on ballistic gear to guard their officers? Will assault weapons be banned and background checks on all firearms transfers be permitted by Congress?

It’s time to ask questions that will produce solutions that make our communities and our regulation enforcement officers safer.

Patricia J. Cordova, Denver

Your article left me baffled. Though I wholeheartedly agree that our first responders ought to have the perfect protecting gear, doesn’t it beg the query that we have to tackle the larger concern of military-style weapons within the arms of very harmful people?

I’d suppose that regulation enforcement officers could be main the dialogue of methods to hold our first responders protected by working to shut the loopholes that hold placing our valuable heroes in danger.