Officers should have metal-finding wands
I am deeply saddened by the killing of two West Virginia state troopers. I have the utmost respect for those who put their lives on the line each day to protect us.
Why don't state troopers (other officers and constables) in every state have security wands, such as those used at airports, in their cruisers to use once a suspect has been apprehended and cuffed? It seems to me there is a greater likelihood of finding a weapon with the wand than the old-fashioned pat-down.
The modern technology is out there to be used. I can't imagine that those wands are too expensive, and certainly nothing that would better protect an officer is too expensive. Perhaps the police do use these wands, but I've never seen them used.