I just found out today, that a Soldier I spent last year in Iraq with was shot multiple times during a car jacking. They got his car and wallet and left him for dead. He was only one block from home and 1.5 miles from my office (why I carry to work). Luckily the neighbors reacted quick and EMT got there quick. He is at home recovering, and facing months of rehab. Sucks to make it over there and get hit at home. I am convinced there are more dangerous places right here in the U S of A than Baghdad.Oops, let me get off my soap box. "Get well man".
Some cities and counties have auxiliaries. Chesterfield PD has one that I was considering. But between my work hours and my jacked up back and shoulder I don't know if I would make it through the academy. Search you local PD web sites and you might find something.
Now if I could just convince everyone I deployed with to carry (trust me I try).