One Officers view on CC.

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    One Officers view on CC.

    Im a Intern for KPD and usually go on a graveyard shift once a week with a officer. Saturday night around midnight I asked what his opinion was on the new HB 271 that is about to pass (once the gov lets it sit on his desk for 7 days of course). He said that the 2A is clear; and that anyone who conceals a weapon meeting the state law, is a good guy, a law abiding citizen that he trusts. He said that if he was ever in a firefight, especially if its on the edge of town and back up is on its way, He said that if a person, especially if they have a CCW(said this because these are the people who understand the seriousness of a handgun and fallback on their training) if they stopped and helped the officer that was enganged in a gunfight and the officer was being suppressed heavily, he would be thankful knowing it could have saved his life, and he would help the person through the legal precedings or anything afterwords to make sure he/she walks away not getting punished for doing the right thing.
    Ive never have heard this from a Patrol Sgt. before who is an former marine and 20+ years of law enforcement experience.
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    Sounds like you have a good department. I wish they were a little more like that in my neck of he woods. :(

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    Put in writing, man!!!!! Spoken word is not binding, it seems, nowadays!!!!

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    Your Patrol Sergeant sounds like a great mentor!

    By the way, he's a former Marine, not an ex-Marine. "Ex-Marine" is like "ex-mother."
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    honestly..what human wouldn't be thankful? Notice though he said if the "officer was being heavily suppressed." This doesn't mean people should go running into any situation where a cop pulls a gun and try to go and help. That's just crazy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    Your Patrol Sergeant sounds like a great mentor!

    By the way, he's a former Marine, not an ex-Marine. "Ex-Marine" is like "ex-mother."
    Sorry, fixed it
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    Thanks for sharing the thoughts.
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    That is the attitude I had before retirement, as do many veteran cops on the street level. That attitude is a product of bitter experience on the streets, sadly not shared by most seat-polishing, house-mouse, "REMF" administrators and idealistic rookies.

    (If you do not know what "REMF" means, ask a Marine.)
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    Good to hear. The LEOs I know do not carry off duty and therefore do not favor civilians doing so. Kind of strange to hear LEOs say that they do not want to be involved in "work" off duty. I think they feel it is a different ball game off duty as they do not have their partner with them or a radio to call for backup. None of them ever had to draw their gun in the line of duty so I am sure that has a lot to do with it also.

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    I was talking to an officer and I informed him that I had a CPL and was carrying (I have to by law) and he stopped me in mid sentence and said, "GOOD! Everyone should be carrying, I can't tell you how many people I stop and they have a CPL and don't have a weapon on them." and following that was a lot of pro 2A comments. I was kind of shocked of how positive he was about it.
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    Though I'd be all for helping a LEO in a firefight, I'd be afraid of just jumping in and start shooting in fear of being mistaken as a BG.

    Though, good to hear he's a supporter of CC!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pioneer View Post
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    (If you do not know what "REMF" means, ask a Marine.)
    I'm "former" AF and REMF exists in all branches.
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    I can't say it any better than Pioneer did, so I won't even try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    I'm "former" AF and REMF exists in all branches.
    That there are ...

    I have a new neighbor who is a sheriff's officer from one county over...a young Guy at that...I may have engage him in a conversation on this some day...
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    Look up "pogue", many definitions will reference REMF.
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