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I'm sure most state and local law enforcement have an off duty carry policy. If yours says you can carry....do it. My partner was shot and killed last Feb. in a robbery gone bad (he was off-duty). There's more to the story, but had he carried, it would have probably saved his life. Sometimes in the moment we forget that we're not in uniform and react in order to protect. I've worked out an emergency word so my wife and kids know when I think something is wrong and they need to walk or run for cover. In the short 4 years I've been in the department I've been threatened several times. Protect your family, your community, and protect yourself.

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Wonderful advice and I am sorry for the lose of your partner.

Stay safe and God bless

Amber


And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years. ~Abraham Lincoln

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Thanks Amber. He was a good man and much to young.

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deputy830 said:

Thanks Amber. He was a good man and much to young.

They always are hun. Stay safe out there and thank you!


And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years. ~Abraham Lincoln

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So sad, deputy. I'm sorry for the loss.


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Such a sad story, I am sorry for the lose of your partner. Good advise about the code word, I never thought of it but will come up with one now. And my wife wonders why I want to carry now that I am retired, I keep telling her because there are so many whack jobs out there with guns looking to shoot at anyone.

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Being an Officer I believe there is no safe place any longer. Always pack the heat! In today's world it's worth the minor inconvenience.


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I've always got a gun on me....always. Its like picking out a suit to wear that day.. humm which caliber to I want have today??


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I'm with you. I may forget my wallet but never the gun and badge!!!


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deputy830 said:

I'm sure most state and local law enforcement have an off duty carry policy. If yours says you can carry....do it. My partner was shot and killed last Feb. in a robbery gone bad (he was off-duty). There's more to the story, but had he carried, it would have probably saved his life. Sometimes in the moment we forget that we're not in uniform and react in order to protect. I've worked out an emergency word so my wife and kids know when I think something is wrong and they need to walk or run for cover. In the short 4 years I've been in the department I've been threatened several times. Protect your family, your community, and protect yourself.

My sincere condolences to you sir for the loss of your partner. Too many idiots out there always carry my off duty. Great idea with the code word think I'll use it thanks.

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I'm sorry about your partner, I always carry off duty.

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I am also sorry for the loss of your partner...I carry off-duty and always will, even after retirement.

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In today's world, I carry EVERYWHERE. There is no telling anymore when someone upset cause they just broke up with there boy/girlfriend is gonna storm in somewhere and start shooting. Not worth the risk. Great advice on the code word as well!


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My family and friends always question me for bringing my weapons everywhere I go. I ALWAYS have it on me.

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I’m sorry about your partner, I always carry my weapon when off duty.


"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God. " Matthew 5:9

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Policy in effect


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Our agency policy says off-duty carry is optional, but you must always have your badge and ID card. I never leave home without at least one firearm. Better to have and not need than need and not have. Stay Safe!


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When I get out of the shower the first thing I dry off is my gun. Thats what this world is coming to

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I am so sorry for your loss. You, your partner, his family including his family in blue and his friends will be in my thoughts and prayers. Stay Safe!

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Sorry to hear about your loss. Let's honor him by training to always carry.

Nothing disgusts me more than cops who don't carry 24/7. Especially if they have a family.

I shake my head in amazement when I think about it. I don't go anywhere without being armed.

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Policy in effect

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I love each day like its my last! Why do we are have to be so serious?

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When I get out of the shower the first thing I dry off is my gun. Thats what this world is coming to

Enough said......


" The more you sweat while training, the less you bleed in the street."

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Sorry for your loss. I always carry off duty.

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deputy830 said:

I'm sure most state and local law enforcement have an off duty carry policy. If yours says you can carry....do it. My partner was shot and killed last Feb. in a robbery gone bad (he was off-duty). There's more to the story, but had he carried, it would have probably saved his life. Sometimes in the moment we forget that we're not in uniform and react in order to protect. I've worked out an emergency word so my wife and kids know when I think something is wrong and they need to walk or run for cover. In the short 4 years I've been in the department I've been threatened several times. Protect your family, your community, and protect yourself.

I am sorry for your loss and the loss for the community as a whole. An act of violence is not just against one man alone, but all of mankind. Thank you for what you do.

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I am so sorry. Very good advice. On it.


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Great danger lies in the notion that we can reason with evil.

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Stay strong, 99.9% I have a gun on me. Never know these days

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Sorry for the Loss Deputy..


I worked at a small dept when I first started and most of the guys didnt carry an off duty, much less wear a vest when they worked. We were a quiet retirement city. But I couldnt shake them to do it. I requested thru the chief to carry a secondary weapon on my ankle and was told, that if everyone else would do it that I could..  NO SHIT.. 


I work at a premier dept now.. SHERIFFS OFFICE!!!!  Never the less, Our Sheriff is 10-8 and motivated. So we are issued a baby glock for off duty and secondary weapons.  Ive never had to pull a secondary weapon or off duty weapon. But I catch myself in places more saying. " Man Im glad I have my bitch, incase things go down".. lol


 


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