Mea Culpa... Excellent point...
I will, for what it's worth, point out the following:
The officer with the K-9 is wearing throat protection (the edge can be seen under the collar of his uniform).
The student on the phone was in a scenario where he was not being engaged with any projectile weapon, it is a standard run that we do for the CCW holders to reflect an unarmed intruder in the home and the best way to handle it (ie- stand by and call the police if you can, not just shoot because the law says you "can").
I am the goof with the bite sleeve and no throat protection with the officer. No good excuse for that except to admit that that picture was a staged recreation of actual training and I goofed the set-up.
Thanks for reading the magazine and your feedback on the article..
I will pay more attention to the pics accompanying the next one!