That is the question!
I was training a client this morning and for whatever reason we were talking about wedding rings. I don't wear my wedding ring at work---ever---and since I work mostly Monday through Friday, I pretty much only wear mine on weekends.
Rocco has never worn his wedding ring to work with the NYPD. He wears it every other time he is home, working at the family business, or otherwise.
Our reasons are similar on one end. It's a safety thing. I learned early on that free weights banging against and scratching my engagement ring was not a smart move; plus I was literally scared that one day it would fall off or I would lose it, hence my half of the decision. He was told by Lt. Mo as well as others that a wedding band can be a safety hazard in SoB: unlike highway patrol, he is often having to jump over a fence, run down an alley, or do some other form of urban policing that can get his finger stuck.
We've discussed it and have decided together that we'd rather be safe than sorry.
The interesting thing is that he has another reason as well: he doesn't want the perps to know anything about him.
I concur. I think it's bad enough in an Internet age that he has his last name on his uniform. I think the NYPD needs to change this policy going forward. One night, he was doing prisoner transports and he had a particular character that found it fun to chant his last name repeatedly.
Back in the old days, I think that was when they used to hit 'em with the phone book!
So...what say you? Is hubby wearing the ring on patrol? Or not? And, does it bother you if he doesn't? I'd love to hear different opinions about this issue. Feel free to comment...I always hit you back if I can.