A Texas sheriff issued a letter to his deputies clarifying something that probably never should have needed clarification in the first place.
Denton County Sheriff Tracy Murphree sent a letter to fellow law enforcement that took an indirect but obvious shot at deputies in Parkland, Florida. Reports have indicated that four of Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel’s deputies stayed outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, hiding behind their vehicles while 17 students were being murdered.
Murphree’s letter made it quite clear – that’s not how we act.
“All commissioned Deputies, if you respond to an active shooter you are expected to take immediate action,” the Texas sheriff wrote, sighting the Florida shooting incident. “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,” he continued. “We go in to engage and stop the shooter and save lives.”
Murphree also warned, “If for any reason you feel you cannot follow this directive please inform your supervisor and we will work to get you reassigned.”
A local man was proud to share the letter with the world …
— Cameron Lee Kirsch (@CameronLeeKirs1) February 27, 2018
Sure to enrage liberals, Murphree added a biblical quote at the end of his letter which drives the point home.
Romans 3:4 reads: “For he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer.”
The letter quickly spread and caught fire on social media …
— Amanda Skinner (@ASkinner34070) February 27, 2018
This is what a real Sheriff does!!#ResignSheriffIsrael
— Amy❤ (@AmyB2019) February 27, 2018
By contrast, while Murphree demanded better of his deputies, Sheriff Israel shrugged his shoulders and said essentially ‘I did everything I could.’
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel refusing to resign telling @nbc6: “I gave him a gun. I gave him a badge. I gave him the training. If he didn’t have the heart to go in, that’s not my responsibility.” Clip from our one-on-one interview below. #DouglasHighSchool pic.twitter.com/FV5Gn0ZEBY
— Erika Glover 🎥 (@ErikaGloverNBC6) February 25, 2018
Kyle Kashuv, a survivor of the deadly high school shooting in Florida, said Israel, the Democrat sheriff, “absolutely needs to resign” his elected post due to his failure to protect the community.
We’re not aware of anybody in law enforcement who would have stayed in the parking lot while children were being shot, let alone four people as in the case of Broward County deputies.
But it’s good to see Sheriff Murphree clarify that those inactions are completely inexcusable.
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