Last night while traveling to Minneapolis I passed a scene of eleven police cars on highway 29 near Abbotsford Wisconsin. I learned this morning that I was minutes behind an officer involved shooting. When I arrived in Abbotsford I checked into a hotel for the night. I learned this morning that a different hotel had been surrounded by police and another individual was taken into custody in an unrelated incident. My thoughts after the seeing this craziness is "you just never know." I choose to be prepared by training regularly with my handgun and having my concealed pistol license. I am armed while traveling and I make a point of being aware of my surroundings.
I have over 26 years experience in law enforcement. I have over 15 years as a firearms instructor. I first obtained my concealed pistol license in 1999. I started Practical Gun Defense in July of 2017, offering the people of Baraga, Houghton, Ontonagon, and Marquette Counties in Michigan's Upper Peninsula practical CPL classes. The courses I offer are certified by the NRA National Rifle Association and MCRGO the Michigan Coalition for Responsible Gun Ownership.