Post # 1
DH is an animal control officer, and while that doesn’t sound too dangerous, it can be sometimes. Part of his job is helping the police with drug busts and evictions where there is an animal in the house – a lot of time they expect him to enter first to control the animal, even though he is unarmed (which is another problem altogehter).He was the lead investigator for a dogfighting case not long ago, where it turned out the guy had ties with the mafia and a long criminal record, including murder charges.
Anyway, an ACO was killed yesteday in California and DH was called out last night by the police department because of a 911 call… so I’ve just got it on my mind.
Anyone else in a similar situation? How do you keep from worrying?
Post # 3
That does sounds really scary but you just have to think he has probably done his job a really long time and knows how to handel different situations and has great experience doing so, i know how hard it must be to not worry but i’m sure he works with some great people who work togther to keep eachother safe.
I know it’s not entirely the same but my SO used to be an Industrial Roofer and I used to worry all the time that he would fall off the roof or something but in the whole 8 years he never did because it was his job and he knew how to stay safe :]
hope you feel better big hugs xx
Post # 4
Im in your boat, my SO’s job CAN be dangerous, depending on what job he is doing. He is an iron worker, which is not considered ‘high risk’ to many, but certainly has a high ratio of accidents! Not only do they work in hot climates, cold temps, high up – with heavy machinery and thin beams, but also with a lot of electrical components too. There are some days he comes home with stories of ‘almost’ occurrences of accidents, but also of stories where someone’s hand/foot/leg, etc got jammed, stuck, which result in digit loss, etc.
I cannot say that there is ever a time I do not worry about him, because I do actually fear getting a call that he fell, etc, but it always remains in the back of mind. I just tell myself that he is extremely skilled at what he does, and also knows his risks, so is very cogniscent and ‘avoids’ them at all costs. His motto is ‘if there is ever a day that goes by where I do not think about my risks, then that is the day I will make the mistake’. Good enough for me!
Post # 5
My OH is in the police and when we first got together I used top worry sick about him. Some of the stuff he tells me when he gets home gives me shivers when I think “What if…”
But you can’t think like that, so to be honest I try not to think about it much at all! Sometimes my friends will say things to me like “ooh don’t you worry about-” and I just cut them off with my hands over my ears like “la la la, not listening!!!”
Post # 6
Yes, my love is in the military. Fine most of the time but I’ll be racking up the prayer hours when he deploys!!
Post # 7
Absolutely. My DH is a firefighter. Recently the department has made some changes which has resulted in putting the firefighters safety at risk. Definitely a huge concern. I worry all the time about him. What I’ve found helps, and maybe this is odd, is when he knows he’s staying with a certain crew for some time, I visit the hall. It’s reassuring for me to meet the guys who should and will have his back, if something goes wrong on a call.
Post # 8
Thanks, ladies. It’s good to at least know some of you worry about your SOs, too.
@FutureMrsAch: His team is good, but there’s only 4 of them, so unfortunately (esp at night for on-call emergencies), he’s often on his own. The police department they work with seem very supportive, for the most part.
Post # 9
Yup, mine is in law enforcement. When I’ve had the panic moments I remember that he has fantastic training, he’s great with calming people down, and also has other officers willing to drop what they are doing to help one another out. Since he has started the position a few officers have had tragic events in their lives (death, disease, etc) and all of the members pull together and support the families. I take comfort knowing that if (God forbid) something should happen, I will have people around to help.
I was actually more worried when he was driving a concrete mixer for a living. I’d be more worried about him in an accident, losing a limb in the truck, etc.