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    I need to locate information on the number of security officers killer each year on the job. We are fighting to go armed at the college and are in the information gathering stage. We are all PA-ACT 235 Certified and need to convince our admins to alow us to carry. We are required to bring our guns to work and to qualify annually, but are not alowed to carry other than to do money escorts.
    Dan

    Security Officer II
    Harrisburg Area Community College
    ACT 235 Lethal Weapons Certified
    OCAT and Path Instructor

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    Unfortunately, this is going to be rather difficult to come up with a firm number. As far as I know, there isn't really a "Security Officer Down" page that actively seeks out information on security officers who are killed. As we all know, when a law enforcement officer is killed it is viewed nationwide as a tragedy and a great loss (which it is), however; when an S/O is killed it is usually followed up by "What the hell did he put himself in that situation for in the first place?!"

    There is some good info on the S/Os injured/killed section on this page, but as for an association with these statistic, I know of none, except maybe the U.S. Dept. of Labor, but I dont know if they'd have it either.
    "Alright guys listen up, ya'll have probably heard this before, Jackson vs. Securiplex corporation; I am a private security officer, I have no State or governmental authority. I stand as an ordinary citizen. I have no right to; detain, interrogate or otherwise interfere with your personal property-... basically all that means is I'm a cop."-Officer Ernie
    "The Curve" 1998

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      I can't remember where I saw the link, (might have even been from someone here), but I was directed a while back to a government page that ranks the "Most dangerous" jobs, based on fatalities... From what I recall, Security has surpassed LEOs on that list, due to lack of defensive training, equipment, etc...

      I tried finding it on the Department of Labor page, but was unsuccessful... Something to look for though.. Good luck!
      Corbier's Commandos - "Stickin it to the ninjas!"
      Originally posted by ValleyOne
      BANG, next thing you know Bob's your Uncle and this Sgt is seemingly out on his a$$.
      Shoulda called in sick.
      Be safe!

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        http://forums.securityinfowatch.com/...ead.php?t=1561
        I enforce rules and regulations, not laws.
        Security Officers. The 1st First Responders.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by HotelSecurity
          Hotel Security:
          Well done, well done indeed. Kudos galore.
          Enjoy the day,
          Bill

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