Reblogged from Riflemaniiijournal.wordpress.com.

It is now looking at three perhaps four sheriff deputies who never went in when they should have.  Could of saved lives? maybe, maybe not, we don’t know all the facts yet.  But, that does not excuse their actions or lack thereof.  It is inexcusable, as I am sure most of my law enforcement officer friends would agree.

via Skip to comments. Broward Co. sheriff: Armed officer at school never went into building during shooting The Hill ^ Posted on 2/22/2018, 5:47:39 PM by ameribbean expat JUST IN: Broward Sheriff says armed school resource deputy who was on duty at Stoneman Douglas the day of the shooting has been suspended without pay pending investigation; Sheriff Israel says the deputy opted to resign/retire.

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2 thoughts on “Skip to comments. Broward Co. sheriff: Armed officer at school never went into building during shooting The Hill ^ Posted on 2/22/2018, 5:47:39 PM by ameribbean expat JUST IN: Broward Sheriff says armed school resource deputy who was on duty at Stoneman Douglas the day of the shooting has been suspended without pay pending investigation; Sheriff Israel says the deputy opted to resign/retire.

  1. Reverend, I need to make a comment, that in law enforcement, there is a stipulation that if an officer believes that their own life is being, or could be placed in jeopardy of losing their life, they are not obligated to take a direct action. Having stated that, there is, a stipulation that a proper police action be taken. They can call for additional units or wait until backup arrives. When four officers in total fail, to take a proper action, such as have covering fire for each other, that is inexcusable. Any officer, knowing that children are being shot, or has reasonable cause to believe that children are being shot, and fails to get their tail between the shooter and the children, something is dreadfully wrong. Children were murdered. The parents can, and probably will, be filing lawsuits. The officer who initially stalled and cowered, could be in a position where thirty years of work goes down the drain and a pension is lost. Many officer involved incident result in the senior officer being killed. That, is a fact. It is also a fact that, in combat zones, short timers get killed. But, in both planes of the job at hand, the officer and the GI, have to get through it or all is lost. Speaking for myself and probably the majority of cops, I would rather lose my life than know that children were being murdered and I could have made a difference. I blame the sheriff. He had to have knowledge that the deputy and the other three deputies, did not have the psychological composition to address and eliminate the shooter. Political correctness reigned, while it should have been a situation involving angels with dirty faces, to do what had to be done, and possibly save some kids.

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  2. Brittius, I agree, and as you said the part that I find inexcusable is that he the sheriff should not have had these officers assigned to that duty, until they had been evaluated to ensure they had the psychological composition necessary to confront and eliminate a shooter, they were outgunned and untrained in this type of situation. The Sheriff’s responsibility to his officers is to make sure they have proper training, especially in our culture of today, … the determined shooter, (mental or criminal) is most likely to have the advantage of firepower over the average police responder. Unless the police responder has prior information about what is actually happening, then he is vested, and levels the playing field with the proper firepower. I do agree, and I should not have been so negative at the end of the comment. Like I say, we don’t know all the facts, but one thing is that the Sheriff is mighty quick to condemn his officers response. Thanks for bringing that up, I will try harder not to comment quick “knee-jerk” response, … I hate it when I do that.

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