Florida Rapid Motion Murder – The Need for More Warriors
by Brian Krogmann
One September morning a few years ago I entered an office building in Washington DC. I immediately was faced with thousands of employees running out the doors I was trying to get in.
Strobing fire alarm lights, the klaxon of the alarm and screams nearly overwhelmed the senses. I began to square breathe as I was trained to do, and picked out the sounds of a shotgun coming from the floors above.
I went hunting for a killer.
Was I scared? More like anger that someone would come to MY city with this destruction. I took the stairs three at a time, and not once in four flights did I stop to think about what I had to lose. I thought about closing with the killer and stopping the death.
Since Columbine, we don’t form perimeters and hunker down waiting for a SWAT team. It’s too costly. In lives.
We may take a second and don a plate carrier with extra magazines and a blow out kit and grab our helmets but goddammit we don’t hunker down behind our patrol cars while our children are murdered! Some things are just bigger than us and dammit that’s one of them.
When you put that uniform on, you better damn well be ready to stand and deliver every single time. If you’re marking time until retirement put your damn papers in and make way, but until then you better be ready.
I call for the resignation of the sheriff, whoever runs the school police department and all their supervisors.
Make way for warriors. Men and women who run to the sound of the guns in shorts and t-shirts with an off duty weapon.
Lieutenant Brian Krogmann
Retired Police Lieutenant
John Wayne said it best…