DURING THIS PERIOD OF “LOCKDOWN”…due to government’s rulings as a reaction to the  present global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, there is plenty of food for thought going on, in order to learn valuable lessons for the future.

fat cop

Fat cop.

Right now, one glaring scenario that absolutely needs to change soonest, is the “large” amount of police, firefighters, paramedics, doctors and nurses who are dangerously obese.

Under normal circumstances, it goes without saying that these individuals are not just a danger to themselves and their colleagues, where speed of body and mind is of the essence, but lives of the everyday public gets put at risk also.

However, during these dark days of attempting to control the coronavirus, these very individuals who are paid to protect us, are in danger themselves of at worst case, dying from contracting the virus, or indeed taking up precious hospital beds, respirators and colleagues time, while being affected way more than an average healthy individual.

Over the years, professionalism has slipped south way too easily. There is management in place to ensure that everything is tip top at regional, county and city levels…from the governor to the mayor to the chief of…

In my view, once this epidemic is controlled to a point of where we all turn back to normality…obesity of these professional individuals must become a thing of the past. 

Presently, it’s becoming such a “huge” problem that I’m of the thinking that way too many of those serving the public cannot even serve themselves.

I don’t apologize for the tough love!



Published by: bobshepherdauthor

Bestselling author Bob Shepherd has spent nearly forty years operating in conflict areas around the world. A twenty year veteran of Britain’s elite 22 SAS Regiment with nearly two decades of private security work to his credit, Bob has successfully negotiated some of the most dangerous places on earth as a special forces soldier and a private citizen. Bob comments regularly on security issues and has appeared on CNN International, BBC, SKY News, and BBC Radio. He has also authored numerous articles and books including the Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller The Circuit. In addition to writing and lecturing, Bob continues to advise individuals operating in hostile environments. For more of his insights on security and geopolitics visit

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  1. Met a US army medic ten years ago who told me the diabetes issue in the US was going to be their biggest problem moving forward. Suddenly that elephant in the room has collided with a pandemic. Not good.

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