National Safety Month: Be smart, cover your cranium

Special to GUIDON

“I have to wear what?” That’s what I said the first time I was told I had to wear a bicycle helmet while riding off duty.

I complained to my commander, first sergeant and anyone else who would listen.

I even questioned the commander about the requirement written into regulations that required me to wear a helmet.

After all, I had been riding a bike since I was 6 years old. Now in my 30s, I was invincible, and nothing was going to happen to me while riding my bike.

Well, my complaining fell on deaf ears. Like a good sergeant, I complied with orders. I bought helmets for my Family and myself and begrudgingly started wearing mine when I rode.

Little did I know that just a few months later that helmet would keep…     Read More...