Postal deliverer shot in DC

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Hoaxster, Dec 13, 2013.

  1. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

  2. jibbs

    jibbs Long Live the Chief

    You gotta love my home county.
  3. Future

    Future Well-Known Member

    UPS would have made him finish the day!
  4. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    You do know he died, right?
  5. bowflex

    bowflex Guest

    We deliver merchandise worth thousands of dollars and we cant carry firearms. Some bank trucks have less monetary value than we do but they are vested and carry. Makes no sense

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  6. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    If I were forced to carry a weapon as a condition of my employment I would look for work elsewhere.
  8. jibbs

    jibbs Long Live the Chief

    What if you were simply given the option?
  9. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    UPS would not ever do that...too afraid they'd use it against them.
  10. bmwmc

    bmwmc Active Member

    The only thing I worry about is hitting deer and dogs ambushing me at night. I wonder what the procedure or rules is for UPS drivers in suspected dangerous areas in city's. Anyone from DC or NYC that's can answer that?
  11. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    What would that have done. Can't drive or deliver package one handed with gun pointed in other hand. The guy probably never knew what happened.
  12. Future

    Future Well-Known Member

    Yes sorry for his family,just throwing a dagger at our beloved mgt!
  13. bowflex

    bowflex Guest

    I sure as hell would have shot the dog that attacked me the other day.all I had is my diad for defense. Luckily it was a young pitbull. My first reaction was jump ok n the hood of the car next to me. Then I got oissdd pulled out the diad and started swinging. The owner was crying for me not to hit the dog and a second later the dog lunged at my jaws wide. We should be able to carry some sort of weapon

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  14. Notretiredyet

    Notretiredyet Active Member

    At least give those who feel they need to wear one, the access to a Kevlar UPS vest. We have a package car with a bullet hole thru the dash from a robbery attempt, missed the driver by inches.
  15. cino321

    cino321 Active Member

    I work in the ghetto. You want the packages, take them. No one really messes with me though. Some routes in tough areas go out with armed guards, usually retired or active cops moonlighting. Best route to have, can't get OJS'd.
  16. cino321

    cino321 Active Member

  17. 'Lord Brown's bidding'

    'Lord Brown's bidding' Well-Known Member

    The postal worker appears to have been shot by a concerned homeowner. Being allowed to carry would not have helped this situation, for it is likely the carrier never knew what hit him. And what kind of uproar would there have been if the carrier hadn't been hit with the first shot and had time to pull his weapon? Carriers and drivers getting into gun-battles with trigger-sensitive customers!