Woman. It's "a woman" in the singular.
You thought it was a "mens thing"? Shoulder holsters are "scary"?
Come on now. Since when does any carry method have anything to do with gender?
This is so much of a non-issue it's not even worth considering. Was the officer's hand anywhere near the gun? If not, there was not only "next to" no chance of the gun going off, there was NO CHANCE AT ALL.
How do you carry your guns, if you do so? Is there any time at all when the gun, while in its holster, has the muzzle directed at any part of your body? A shoulder holster is no different from that. Trigger covered? Non-issue.
Oh, don't be a grammar nazi. I'm usually pretty good about watching my GPS (grammar, punctuation, spelling) but considering I had just spent 10 hours walking back and forth through hallways and several flights of stairs, I think a few errors are acceptable. Also, considering I spend 90% of my time on a college campus, I don't carry my guns or even have them in my posession. They're all at my mom's house.
As for shoulder holsters relating to gender, it was just an ovservation I made. I had never seen a women use a shoulder holster before. I guess I got it from the movies more than anything. In the movies, the stereotypical middle aged, overweight, chain smoking male detective always carries his gun in a shoulder holster and that image has stuck with me.
I know the weapon was safe while in the holster. However, can you really say there is absolutely no chance of something happening or not happening? Maybe a 99.9999999% chance nothing can happen but there's always that tiny, almost microscopic sliver of possibility that some freak accident can happen.
However, I wasn't really that worried about it at the time. My reaction was more like, "hey, she's carrying a G19 in a shoulder holster. That's interesting. The muzzle is also staring right at me. I bet if I was any closer I might be able to see if she has a round in the chamber" I guess scary was a bad way to describe it; that is, unless she suddenly had to draw her gun. Then I would have other things to worry about than whether or not she swept me with the muzzle.