Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: Re: Opinions and comments on 5/10 episode
From: mas@calmasd.Prime.COM (Marisa SorBello)
Date: 1990-05-15, 13:34

In article <>, (David B. Knight) writes:
> > 
> > I also disliked this, but I don't think it is far from truth.  I have
> > seen several movies (Shoot to Kill comes to mind) where FBI agents
> > wear similar jackets with what looks like the letters FBI stuck on with
> > yellow tape, but I assume that they have done their research and know
> > more about it than I do.  Either that or they use the same wardrobe
> > company...

The jacket is standard-issue for field agents ("battle jacket" for
want of a better term) just like SWAT team members wear jackets with
the acronym SWAT emblazoned on the back, big-city cops wear jackets
with POLICE emblazoned on them, etc.  These are worn in the event of
a shootout to prevent an agent from being shot by a fellow officer.
They also make agents & officers easily identifiable from the air
(helicopter support).

Some of you will probably argue that these jackets also make the
officers and field agents easily recognized by criminals.  But it's
pretty obvious that armed criminals intent on escape will shoot at
anything that moves, so being identifiable won't hurt.