Denton County Sheriff Tracy Murphree make it loud and clear what his department’s policy is when it comes to engaging an active shooter. Sheriff Murphree will not stand for any of his deputies not taking immediate action when they arrive on the scene. Denton Co. Sheriff Dept. tweeted,
“Just in case you were wondering. There is NO DOUBT where we stand. Denton County Sheriff’s Office, BUILT ON INTEGRITY!”
Just in case you were wondering. There is NO DOUBT where we stand. Denton County Sheriff's Office, BUILT ON INTEGRITY! pic.twitter.com/xYC7dmNVr3
— Denton Co Sheriff (@DentonCoSheriff) February 27, 2018
A letter from Sheriff Murphree accompanied the tweet which read,
“With the recent tragedy in Florida, I wanted to make clear my policy of responding to an active shooter. All commissioned Deputies if you respond to an active shooter you are expected to take immediate action.
“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 feel you can not follow this directive please inform your supervisor and we will work to get you re-assigned. Thank you for all you do every day”!!
Sheriff Tracy Murphree also had some very, very harsh words for Broward Co. Sheriff Scott Israel in the video below. Murphree said,
“My first advice to him would be to shut up. My first advice would be to quit trying to cover your own butt and let’s find out why these officers did not enter this building. Let’s find our why continual reports of this shooter were basically ignored and let’s find out why you have 17 kids who are dead.
“He’s the one who through his Deputies under the bus. He is the one who came out and talked about the SRO not going into the school. He appears on CNN as this anti-gun advocate while the investigation is still going on. He should have let an outside agency come in and investigate and let the chips fall”.
In the video, Sheriff Murphree explains what he expects of his deputies when they come onto an active shooter scene. Murphree said,
“I expect if my Deputies arrive on the scene where there’s an active shooter going on, they’re to go in there and take care of business. Our policy is, I don’t care if you’re the only guy there, you go in and you engage the shooter and you do your best to bring him down.”
Well said, Sheriff Murphree. It is nice to see someone call out this man. He along with his Deputies really screwed up. Hopefully once the investigations have concluded the people of Broward County will recall disgraced Sheriff Israel. There needs to be accountability and the buck needs to stop with him.
Source NtTV News