A Texas sheriff sent a warning to deputies that “taking cover” during an active shooter situation is not an option.

This comes after Sheriff’s Deputy Scot Peterson, a sheriff’s deputy who was a designated armed resource officer at the school, also remained outside the building where students were being shot for “upwards of four minutes,” according to Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel.

“With the recent tragedy in Florida, I wanted to make clear my policy on responding to an active shooter,” Denton County Sheriff Tracy Murphree wrote in a memo to all employees, which was posted (see below)on the Sheriff’s Office’s official Facebook page Tuesday.

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“All commissioned Deputies if you respond to an active shooter you are expected to take immediate action,” the memo continued. “We do not stage and wait for SWAT, we do not take cover in a parking lot, and we do not wait for another agency. We go in and do our duty. We go in to engage and stop the shooter and save lives. If for any reason you can not follow this directive please inform your supervisor and we will work to get you re-assigned.”

Washington Times reports:

The memo comes amid reports that Broward County Sheriff’s deputies remained outside until Coral Springs police officers arrived, taking cover behind their vehicles with pistols drawn, while 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz carried out a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Feb. 14.

Scot Peterson, a sheriff’s deputy who was a designated armed resource officer at the school, also remained outside the building where students were being shot for “upwards of four minutes,” according to Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel.

Another great sheriff from Butler County, Ohio also puts his citizens first:

Butler County, Ohio Sheriff Richard K. Jones is doing exactly what POTUS talked about. It’s up to the states to do what they can to protect students in schools. We reported (see below) on Texas and Missouri schools that already train teachers to protect the students by being armed. This sheriff isn’t waiting for the feds to do something…

Sheriff Richard Jones, offered free gun training to teachers: “We have to do something here because we can’t wait for our government to do anything.”

 


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