Tenn. Officer Shot Answering Alarm, Suspects Arrested
May 21, 2008
A routine burglar alarm call Tuesday ended with Knoxville police officer Norman Rickman being shot for the second time in his career. Rickman also was shot in 2001. He wasn't wearing a protective vest either time. Suspects have been captured.
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dawgupp @ 5/23/2008 7:36 AM
I am thankful the officer is doing as well as can be expected...but...in this day and age is there a legitimate reason NOT to wear body armor? Having lived and worked in Tenn. I know the summers are miserable...
So the vest is uncomfortable? Death is even more so.
Hey Chief you need to make it mandatory!
mazon303 @ 5/31/2008 11:37 AM
I am glad to hear the officer is doing well. Working in Tenn I also know the horrible heat that is down here. Yet every day I suit up just the same, body armor and all.
I just can believe that after being shot before the officer didn't wear armor from then on...
Personally I think it should be in every departments policy to make it mandatory to wear body armor less officers would fall if that was the case, Ive even seen studies where it helps prevent injury in car crashes, something to think about for you Chiefs out there.
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