Pulled shore patrol duty, down in the docks area of old San juan, Poerto Rico and only issued a night stick. Thanks God it was election day as all the bars and "Rec" areas were closed.
The ONLY time I ever felt concerned for my safety when I was in the Navy was the night I pulled Shore Patrol Officer duty in Gitmo. I and my little Filipino Disbursing Clerk were assinged duty at the Marine Club. Do you know what happens when you get sailors, marines, women, and alcohol all together at the same time? Trouble.