Physical Fitness: A key to officer survival and wellness

I’ve long believed that being physically fit helped save my life.  In April, 2013, I was shot responding to Watertown to back up officers involved in the takedown of the Boston Marathon bombers.  I bled out on the street, arrived at the hospital in cardiac arrest, and very nearly died.  The COPS Office recently published a study that reaffirms this for me and talks to some of the programs departments around the country have put in place to support police officer fitness.

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