We all have close calls. In many cases we keep on moving without giving much thought to it but there are always lessons to be learned, even from little stuff. Its worth sharing these lessons so that we can all learn from them. If you have a near miss or just a lesson learned, shoot me an email with the details and I will post it here.
Unfortunatly, this was not a near miss. On November 20, 2013 A 17-year veteran and decorated state trooper, husband and father of three young daughters died Wednesday after falling about 30 feet during a training exercise in a gorge at Letchworth State Park in Wyoming County. Trooper Ross M. Riley, 44, of the Olean area, who was a member of the State Police Special Operations Response Team (SORT), had rapelled about 70 feet down into the gorge to a ledge … Continue reading