What would be a plausible reason to have your average military police officer see a lot of combat

Thanks for your time


closed as primarily opinion-based by dot_Sp0T, Shadowzee, Mołot, Renan, ArtificialSoul Oct 12 '18 at 8:21

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    $\begingroup$ You thank us for the time we invest. Yet what time did you invest? $\endgroup$ – dot_Sp0T Oct 12 '18 at 6:42
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    $\begingroup$ Hi user55930, this looks like a very open ended question and I'm VTCing as too Opinion based Don't be disheartened. Police officers are there to protect civilians and are not soldiers or a part of the army. If there are many violent gang crimes in the area they will of course see more combat, but it won't be the same as military combat. Police just aren't trained the same way a soldier is. Please remember this is not an idea generation website, we don't want to do your work for you. If you want police to see more combat, increase the crimes that have combat. $\endgroup$ – Shadowzee Oct 12 '18 at 6:43
  • $\begingroup$ You send the not-trained-for-combat soldiers into combat when all the trained-for-combat soldiers are in combat and you need more soldiers sooner than new recruits can be trained. $\endgroup$ – RonJohn Oct 12 '18 at 7:01
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    $\begingroup$ Please, do not repost questions that were poorly received: worldbuilding.stackexchange.com/q/126653/809 Edit them instead. $\endgroup$ – Mołot Oct 12 '18 at 8:05
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    $\begingroup$ @Shadowzee OP specified Military Police, not regular police. $\endgroup$ – RonJohn Oct 12 '18 at 9:07

"From 9 March to 17 March members of the 9th Military Police Company were positioned at both ends and all along the bridge to guide a steady stream of POWs, vehicles, and troops. Other MPs were detailed as snipers to watch for German frogmen who might attempt to blow up the bridge. When a vehicle was hit or the driver wounded, they helped get the vehicle off the bridge, even if it meant driving it. They manned aid stations and POW cages on both shores, and they installed and maintained wire communications across the bridge, all while under artillery fire.[126] The Meritorious Unit Citation, the Belgian Fourragère, The 9th Military Police Platoon was recognized the Presidential Unit Citation for its performance at the Ludendorff Bridge.[127][128]:44 1st LT John Hyde of the 9th Military Police Company was Bridge Control Officer. Hyde had famously denied General George Patton passage through a roadblock over the general's vigorous objections earlier in the war.[129][130] Hyde implemented established rigid traffic patterns to maintain a constant flow of vehicles and troops for more than 15 days. Hyde received a Silver Star for his bravery and gallantry under fire at the Ludendorff Bridge.[64]"



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