One of many commentaries I have seen on this topic:
Drug needle dangers
By Kyle Rountree
Among the occupational hazards that exist for the law enforcement officers of our communities, used syringes and needles are often not considered.
Guns, knives, and other weapons often come to mind, but the dangers of drug paraphernalia are often not given adequate consideration in terms of the dangers that they pose to the brave men and women who serve our communities as law enforcement officers.
Inadvertent needle sticks are no joke. Any health care worker knows this. In fact, any student training to become a health care worker knows this.
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