Forgive my skepticism, but most people probably don’t know a few “people”, who’ve died from covid, much less a “few” police officers out of fewer than 500 nationwide, and those “few” having been vaccinated.
It defies credulity.
But, I can believe that many officers have co-morbitities, considering the poor shape so many seem to be in, without even considering the stress of the job, and the bad habits that seem to go hand in hand with very stressful jobs. So maybe they’re at greater risk, whether vaccinated or not.
It’s indisputable though, that this particular segment of society leans right, and that means being much more likely to be antivax. There’s a reason that governor DeSantis put out the welcome mat for unvaccinated police officers.
15 years in Law Enforcement and Corrections.
I would be willing to agree to an extent in Corrections, but the standards for that have always been pretty low.
As far as I can tell, the academies still have physical standards to graduate, it is when they get on the force that they let themselves go (an oversimplification, but you get my meaning).