As a police officer, you accept certain risks. You know that you could find yourself in a dangerous situation at any time. You do what you can to prevent injuries to yourself, your fellow officers and the citizens you swore to protect. Unfortunately, your luck could run out, and you could find yourself suffering from an injury.
When most people in California think about a police officer suffering an injury on duty, they more than likely think about car accidents, shootings and physical altercations. However, other unseen hazards could also put the lives of the state's law enforcement officers in jeopardy -- maybe not today or tomorrow, but at some point.