When it comes to dangerous jobs most of us think of fire fighters, cops and those guys on “Deadliest Catch”. But the folks who man convenience stores — especially at night — are in a pretty scary position.

We see reports of convenience store crime every day on the news, in the paper, in our neighborhood crime watch reports — and tragically scattered throughout the robbery reports are shootings and murders such as this White Rock Lake-area incident late last year. According to a Dallas Morning News brief, Mayor Leppert and the police chief have formed a task force to address convenience store crime — The Mayor’s Convenience Store Crime Task Force will hammer out ideas for making Dallas convenience stores and the area surrounding them safer. The panel includes council members, police officials, convenience store operators, and members of community groups. According to the report, Leppert asked the group to return a plan of action by June 20.