Working as a police officer means that you're exposed to a number of risks every day. Every traffic stop has the potential to go wrong. You have the potential to be attacked by someone unexpectedly. You could be called to the scene of a dangerous situation. The possibilities are endless.
Data published by the National Fire Protection Association in 2017 showed how a staggering 58,835 firefighters were injured on the job that year. More than half of these injuries occurred while these individuals were fighting fires. That same report highlights many other surprising occupational hazards that these community service workers face.