Sunday, August 07, 2005


There are a number of Federal law enforement jobs. Some are in the Department of Homeland Security, like Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the Transportation Security Administration. Others are in the Department of Justice, like the Federal Bureau of Investigation. However, I bet you would never guess the most individually dangerous of the Federal law enforcement jobs.

The Christian Science Monitor has an article on the rising personal danger that Park Rangers face in the national parks. Part of the relative (apparent) disparity between Park Rangers, and for instance, FBI agents is the small number of Park Rangers. Thus, when a Park Ranger is assaulted, it proportionally impacts the relative assault totals more than a single FBI agent. Still, it turns out that between thugs at the national parks in New York and Washington and rednecks and drug growers in the parks out west, Park Ranger is a pretty dangerous gig.

They ought to teach Smokey to kick some ass. That would make a difference, I bet.


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