It was a mindset instilled in me since I was a kid. Survival was second nature. I knew what I had to do at the right times, I was alert, I paid attention. I didn't put myself in bad situations.
My job afforded me the knowledge and skills to survive. No one messes with a cop. Unless you invite them in.
It never occurred to me that I wouldn't be safe. I didn't allow my self to be afraid. On the outside. Evil was too close for comfort.
Serial Killer Monday!