Asthma and Law Enforcement
I'm just curious if there are any officers/deputies around here that either have asthma or know a cop that does. I've had asthma for several years. I've never considered it a "disability" so I figured I could manage it on the job. Its never been that big of an issue until now. Its really effecting my PT (its mainly exercised induced).
While a couple of people have suggested I consider getting a desk job, I WANT TO BE A POLICE OFFICER. (Besides, I am not a quitter).
I realize, however, that I also need to take safety into account. Not only my safety but the safety of my fellow officers.
So my questions to you is....how has having asthma effecting your job performance? How do you deal with it? Do fellow officers see you differently because of it? If you feel more comfortable PMing me (due to privacy issues) please feel free to do so.
Thank you in advance for your advice/comments. :)