Will I be ready? Will I be prepared?
How many times do you think to yourself as you begin your shift that it’ll be “just another” eight- or ten-hour day of boring, nonsense complaints? You make your favorite first-cup-of-coffee stop, maybe an early snack shop stop or just drive over to your favorite place to catch up on some paper work.
Do you ever ask yourself, “What if the devil himself jumped up in front of me and slapped that nice cup of Joe out of my hand right here, right now?”
Are prepared for that type of confrontation? Are you going to rise to the tactical occasion, are you going to stomp your gas pedal and run the hell-bent-on-destruction evil person over? Are you going to have the fighting skills — the tactical skills — to win this confrontation, or are you going to sit there in total shock not knowing what to do next?
These questions have to be asked, because the Devil, Mr, Evil himself, is out there lurking, just looking for another place to surface and raise his hostile face.
We’ve seen it recently in a Colorado Movie theater, a Wisconsin Sikh Temple, and that video of the officer from Arkansas — shot and killed when he opened a car door to take a passenger out for questioning.
It goes on, and on, and on.
When you start your tour today, right now, tomorrow, next week when you get back from your vacation. Don't ask yourself if you are ready. Know that you are ready, prepare yourself to be ready. Remember who needs you in your life, your family, your kids. Make sure you’re prepared to meet and greet the demon monster and make sure you have the mindset to win.
If you are reading this post, then my brothers and sisters, you are half way there.
Be safe. Be smart. Be prepared. Be trained and professional.
Most of all, be a survivor.