Sadly, personal safety is a concern for officials today. What\'s being done to ensure game security and our welfare?
John Locke, the 17th century English philosopher and physician said, "All mankind ... being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions."
Four hundred years later, Locke would likely be appalled by what\'s happening at athletic venues in the U.S. and abroad. Officials â€" the symbols of law and order in our games â€" are being abused, assaulted and even killed.
Recognizing the lack of civility and the need for officials to be secure in those surroundings, NASO dedicated a session at a recent Summit to security for game officials.