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Blue on Blue: Remember LEOSA and blue on gray


On NewYear’s Day 2012, an incident stirred me to finally do something about the problem of blue-on-blue deaths.  On Long Island, New York, a drug store robbery eventually involved an off-duty federal agent, an off-duty NYPD officer, and a retired Long Island officer.  All three active and retired sheepdogs were in plain clothes and when the gunplay ended the federal agent was killed and three families were destroyed.

I searched once again for a way for armed plain-clothes, off-duty, and retired peace officers to better identify themselves should they decide to take action at a deadly force incident.  A product from DSM Safety Products — the brainchild of retired SWAT Sergeant Mike Lessman — is the best option I’ve found.  The company name says it all, “Don’t Shoot Me Safety Products.” 

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