Now more than ever, being a cop is dangerous.
Every year in the United States approximately 50,000 law enforcement officers are the victims of line-of-duty assaults.
Law enforcement officers are often the first to respond to an accident. While most people assume officers are equipped with everything they need to respond to emergency situations, too often this is not the case. Carrying the right equipment is vital to their ability to save injured citizens or themselves.
Some communities aren't leaving it up to fate --- or government bureaucracy --- to support their local first responders. Instead, they're stepping up to protect and take care of those who put their own lives on the line to protect us.
One example is Kits For Cops, a partnership between citizens, communities and law enforcement to give them the desperately needed safety a first aid kit provides.
Anyone can fund part of a kit, a full kit or multiple kits; every contribution counts. Officers everywhere have already signed up and are waiting to show their appreciation for each gesture of support.