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Since 1993, the National Rifle Association has presented the NRA Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award.
From its founding, one of the NRA's most important missions has been to improve the firearms prowess of Americans who may be called to serve their country in the armed forces. And since 1960, the organization has also helped train another kind of warrior: the law enforcement officer.
A career in law enforcement on the warm and sunny island of Oahu may seem like a dream come true to most of the readers of POLICE. And after training with nearly 30 officers from the Honolulu Police Department, I can assure you that the reality is just as great as you imagine.
“Bang, bang, Daddy,” the little voice says, with a wide smile on his face. His fingers aren’t long enough to reach the trigger, but your gut wrenches into your throat, as you duck, reach out for the gun, and softly say, “No, son, put it down.”