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01-17-11, 08:21 PM #1
Off duty carry questioned?
Off-duty gun incident stirs residents | Petaluma360
Local residents still are buzzing over the arrest of an off-duty San Rafael police officer for allegedly threatening a man with a gun in downtown Petaluma on New Year's Eve, and some people are questioning whether off-duty officers should be allowed to carry firearms.
Cpl. Michael Augustus, 43, a Petaluma resident and member of the San Rafael Police Department, reportedly pulled a handgun from his waist and pointed it at a man that he had been arguing with outside Kabuki Restaurant, at 17 Petaluma Blvd. North, at 9:07 p.m. on Dec. 31.
“We live in a quiet, law-abiding community. Our officers are not under threat while off duty. They don't need to ... carry guns when they go out to dinner,”
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01-17-11, 09:20 PM #2
I'm gonna go with my typical California reply:
Why on earth would anyone want to live there!??!!?!?No one has greater love than this, to lay down ones life for ones friends - John 15:13
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01-17-11, 10:07 PM #3
Or Why on earth would they carry a gun when they aren't working? DUUUUH
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01-18-11, 01:01 AM #4
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01-18-11, 02:23 AM #5
I'm going to go with the typical MacLean reply, and suggest they go edited themselves.I'm your huckleberry...
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01-18-11, 12:42 PM #6
These being the same people who would ask why an off-duty officer wouldnt get involved in a robbery I bet. Simply freaking amazing!"An Unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper
Some people are meant to be the police......Some people are meant to call the police!!!
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