I just read through a windy study about cops sleeping on the job. Here is the study after I cut out the fluff designed to protect the image of our public servants. Bottom line, you don’t catch cops sleeping because they are overstressed or overworked. Nope, the truth is these officers sleep on the job because they are over weight. There, I said it. Shoot me for stating the obvious.

Read the Report for yourself and I’ll be waiting for you at the end with some commentary.
“More than a third of police officers have a sleep disorder, and those who do are more likely to experience heart disease, problems with job performance and rage toward suspects and citizens, a new study suggests.

The common disorder identified in the study was obstructive sleep apnea, which causes dangerous pauses in breathing during sleep. Sleep apnea, common in the obese, is tightly linked to hypertension, heart disease and a higher risk of accidents on the road. A third of the officers in the study screened positive for the condition, including many who had no idea they had it and were not receiving treatment.

“The three most important risk factors for sleep apnea are obesity, obesity and obesity,” Dr. Czeisler said.

OK, reader, here’s the translation: Slim rookie cop always eats the free food thrown at him by local buffets. Rookie then sleeps off the buffet he just busted. This routine happens every day for years. Now you’ve got a fat veteran cop who knows every short order cook in town but can’t sleep because of apnea. He is a private mess and a public menace.

I dunno, maybe these professional warriors should be assigned to the skateboad division. Ever seen a fat skateboarder?